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    22 Dec '16 15:40
    Why did Jesus teach using parables? Did he ever tell his disciples why?
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    22 Dec '16 16:03
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Why did Jesus teach using parables? Did he ever tell his disciples why?
    So that those who are blind like the Pharisees [and modern day Pharisees like yourself] would not see and learn the truth.
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    22 Dec '16 16:131 edit
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    So that those who are blind like the Pharisees [and modern day Pharisees like yourself] would not see and learn the truth.
    Close but no cigar non christian heretic.
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    22 Dec '16 16:331 edit
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    So that those who are blind like the Pharisees [and modern day Pharisees like yourself] would not see and learn the truth.
    But hey you do get the spirit. Jesus didn't want certain people to believe.
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    22 Dec '16 16:47
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Close but no cigar non christian heretic.
    Matthew 5:43-45

    You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.…
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    22 Dec '16 16:50
    Originally posted by Eladar
    But hey you do get the spirit. Jesus didn't want certain people to believe.
    1 Tim 2:3-4
    This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
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    22 Dec '16 17:15
    Originally posted by Fetchmyjunk
    1 Tim 2:3-4
    This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    If you want to see Jesus' explanation as to why he taught in parables when instructing the masses read Matthew 13:11-15.

    Notice he was not talking to Pharasees, but the people.
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    22 Dec '16 17:19
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    So that those who are blind like the Pharisees [and modern day Pharisees like yourself] would not see and learn the truth.
    Are you suggesting that Jesus, on purpose, did not teach certain people? Making sure they would be in the lake of fire?
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    22 Dec '16 17:37
    Originally posted by chaney3
    Are you suggesting that Jesus, on purpose, did not teach certain people? Making sure they would be in the lake of fire?
    Jesus knows in advance the heart of man, and who would accept what they would do with what he said.
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    22 Dec '16 17:39
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Jesus knows in advance the heart of man, and who would accept what they would do with what he said.
    Do you have a quote to back that up? Although it might be true, it also might not.
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    22 Dec '16 17:42
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Jesus knows in advance the heart of man, and who would accept what they would do with what he said.
    What about man's free will to repent? The choice to change one's mind? You are saying that some people are doomed from birth, don't realize it, and can do nothing about it?
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    22 Dec '16 18:16
    Originally posted by chaney3
    What about man's free will to repent? The choice to change one's mind? You are saying that some people are doomed from birth, don't realize it, and can do nothing about it?
    Like I said, Jesus knows these things .... who is doomed from birth and who is not.
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    22 Dec '16 18:17
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Do you have a quote to back that up? Although it might be true, it also might not.
    I have asked you for references for what you say but you provide none. I will return the favour.
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    22 Dec '16 18:19
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    I have asked you for references for what you say but you provide none. I will return the favour.
    I provided quote. You just asked who is more authoritative Jesus or Paul.
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    22 Dec '16 18:21
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Like I said, Jesus knows these things .... who is doomed from birth and who is not.
    So....God will create a human life simply so that person will live out their life...then go directly to hell for eternity?

    With no option to alter that course?

    Why would He do such a thing Rajk999?
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