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Originally posted by The time lord
They are all related I think, it is about going to heaven, each one is about the future and salvation and judgement day and who entres and who does not. I hope people can understand this, if we do what is right now by faith and by repenting and taking the right path we can know God...
Originally posted by badmedia
So take Jesus and the mustard seed. Some people might say - well the mustard seed isn't the smallest seed in the world, so Jesus was wrong. They completely missed the entire point in the parable. It has nothing at all to do with an actual mustard seed. It's just being used to express a deeper understanding. Not to mention that if Jesus had mentioned something they didn't know and was the smallest seed in the world, then it's useless.
Originally posted by ahnggk
Yep, from my understanding of this, I think Jesus is saying that REAL faith is unquantifiable.. Like the relation of an on/off switch to a machinery.... Remember, no matter how big the machinery is, the switch will always be the same size and that is small enough to be manipulable by human fingers...'s
It simply falls whether you have this 'switch' to untold potential or not.
Parables? I think they are a very clever way to store information, imagine, one phrase, can have many different meanings. It might actually be the key to expanding human intelligence.
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4Nicodemus 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?
5Jesus 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.
6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
John 14:20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.