There are four sorts of persons spoken of in scripture:
1. Some are said to be far from the kingdom of God, afar off from God, as Heathens and Infidels, who know not God.
2. Others are said not to be far from the kingdom of God, Mar_12:34, who yet will never come there.
3. Others are scarcely saved, saved with great difficulty, so as by fire, with much dross of error in judgment, and corruption in life.
4. Others are said to have an abundant entrance administered to them into the everlasting kingdom, and these are the fruitful Christians, who are daily adding to their graces, and going from strength to strength: These shoot the gulph of death in the holy triumph of their grace; they enter the harbour of heaven with a plerophory, a full sail, with full assurance of faith and hope. Thus will the fruitful Christian have both a more comfortable passage to, and also a more ample reward in heaven.