a reply to: Rex282
The parable of the Talents
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. 14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into
a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another
one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded
with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one
went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so
he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained
beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I
will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou
deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which
had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou
hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord answered and said
unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest
therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from
him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath
not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
Talents were an old form of greek currency. The are used here to symbolize something of great value to God and that is his Word.
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto
one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two,
he also gained other two
You will notice that those who took his talents and shared them found that they multiplied. The one who ignores his talents from God finds that its
value decreases the longer they ignore it. Finally what little value it had left is taken from them.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
This is again a warning from God to those who are left behind to stay connected with the Holy Spirit, or they will be cast into Skotos(we translate it
darkness), but you'll see from the link below that it can mean of ignorance respecting divine things and human duties, and the accompanying
ungodliness and immorality, together with their consequent misery in hell . Those without the Spirit will be cast into a total absence of the essence
of God. Remember Jesus was the one talking here.
This brings us to the end of Matthew 25, and I won't break it down for you because I believe the symbolism there is quite simple if you need me to
ask, but I will draw your attention to the last few verses
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not
minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
If there is no eternal punishment why did Jesus mention it here in verse 46?
All of Matthew 25 is Jesus warning you of the possibility of eternal punishment.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in
Yet another verse of in which Jesus himself is speaking of Hell.
It is the Greek word aphesis and means freed from bondage not pardoned of guilt.
Pardon means the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense. Jesus freed me from the bondage of sin by offering a way for me to
receive a pardon for my sin. Being forgiven of my sin doesn't relieve me of the guilt of it. It relieves me of consequence of my sin which is the
You are still in your sin (missing the mark of maturity)
I still sin(everyone does), but my soul has been wiped clean friend. I am seen as righteous by God through Christ, no other way. I have been freed
from the bondage of sin to hell not the temptation of sin as a whole.
The Holy Spirit does not “flood a soul” that doesn’t even mean anything it is more religious rhetoric
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed
with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
to be be “born anew on high(That is what Yahoshua said) you must be born of water(into the flesh) then DIE in the FLESH and BE DEAD
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
So Jesus actually said you had to be born again to see the kingdom of heaven no where does he say you have to die in the flesh to be born of the