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Nothing about jews in here. But rather, it applies to all humanity and is very eschatological in nature... involving the "end of the age" and judgement.
Being the Son of God automatically makes you a god. The Gospels say that was the understanding of the Jews at the time. Also Paul in Philippians 2 says Jesus was in the form of God.
I dont trust Paul... but I know that even Paul never taught some of the bizarre things that modern christians are saying these days...like Jesus being God himself and such.
Where did that come from? Definitely cant be from Paul or anybody else in the bible
’ 24 Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered, ‘Evil and lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I didn’t sow and gather where I didn’t scatter? 27 Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received my money back with interest!
Usury is the payment of interest on a loan by [a] borrower to [a] lender. The two biblical passages which forbid the taking of interest are:
“If you lend money to any of My people, even to the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shalt thou lay upon him interest” (Exodus 22:24).
“Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother: interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of anything that is lent upon interest. Unto a foreigner thou mayest lend upon interest; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon interest; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all that thou puttest thy hand into, in the land whither thou goest in to possess it” (Deuteronomy 23:20-21). mobile.myjewishlearning.com...
Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten. 29 For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30 And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’” (Matthew 25:13-30).t
I don't think there is a shortage of willingness to have faith in something, around here. To me, the problem is that there are lots of wrong "Faiths" that are vying for attention to have people latch onto, where if one is not careful, it is misplaced trust in something that seems exciting and new, like what Paul warned of, that makes the ears tingle.
Address a fellow brother with Love. Embrace his holes in understanding by a light loving wisdom which is how Christ would have explained. Your cold words do not explain the truth, they beat and maim faith by placing the word "false" on someone else's belief. Inspire faith and be inspired!
The Wheat and Tares parable could be explaining why God did not immediately destroy Jerusalem as punishment for crucifying Jesus, but waited another thirty five years or whatever.
. . . it refers to the "end of the age"..
The idea of "the children of the kingdom" being cast into outer darkness," and the "weeping and gnashing of teeth" concept is found exclusively in Scriptures addressed to (Matt. 15:24) and concerning ONLY the nation of Israel during Christ's specific ministry to her. God did not address the Gentiles directly until he set Israel's kingdom promises aside and raised up a new apostle, Paul, to "bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel." (Acts 9:15). During Israel's program in time past and in the ages to come (tribulation, millennium), Gentiles were to find salvation through Israel's witness but never directly. In the "but now" (Eph. 2:13), the age of Gentile grace (Eph. 3:1, 2), God's unique gospel of grace according to the revelation of the mystery committed to Paul, is made known through the inspired writings of our apostle in Romans through Philemon.