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Judgment at the End of the Age

Judgment

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Presently, I am looking at the parables of Jesus, with a special interest to their eschatology, whenever Jesus pointed to it. Lately, I have been considering what some call the Parable of the Final Judgment (Matthew 25:31 and following). The context begins with the ‘Son of Man’ coming in his glory, together with all the angels, at which time he will sit on the throne of his glory. All nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them as a shepherd would his sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:31-32). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 4, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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The Sheep in the Wilderness

Good Shepherd

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Those whose lifestyle depicted that of open sinfulness were utterly rejected by the Jewish authorities. Neither would they allow for repentance on their parts, so they were astonished with Jesus’ willingness to mingle with them as though they were righteous. Therefore, Jesus responded to the Pharisees’ and rabbis’ attitude toward his policy of receiving publicans and sinners by speaking three parables, and, because Jesus directs his parables toward the scribes and Pharisees, they are depicted in them in a negative manner. Moreover, it is implied that the Jewish authorities would never have done what they see Jesus doing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Lambs Among Wolves

Lamb among Wolves

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Some commentaries say these Scriptures were of a temporary nature.[1] It is claimed that the authority given to the Seventy was not like that given to the Twelve, and that these served their purpose as Jesus preached in the towns on his way to Jerusalem. Nevertheless, Jesus told the Seventy everything that he told the Twelve (cf. Luke 9:1-10), but in more detail, if not given additional commands. Luke speaks of a plenteous harvest (Luke 10:2) but few laborers to do the work. Approximately one year earlier the Apostles were sent out on a similar mission, but their labor was to cast seed for growth. Now the harvest has come. Time was given for the good seed to bear fruit, and what the fields have yielded must be brought in for the Lord of the harvest. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Shepherds Don’t Run

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Awhile back I attended a church most Christians would call a cult.[1] After attending for a few years, I heard a voice that, today, I liken to the midnight cry in Matthew 25:6. It came from a group who wished to break away from the main body, but I heard it as though it came from the Lord. For the first time since joining the group, I listened intently to evaluate what was said. I found that neither the main body nor the smaller faction was saying anything different. Corruption was the outcry from the smaller group, and heretic was the cry coming from the mother church. I looked into God’s word and began asking questions of my own. I found that neither group considered me valuable enough to fight for—to risk anything to protect or save me. So, they ran from me. No one came looking (Luke 15:4-6)—but Jesus! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Jesus

 

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