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It is easy to imagine that the rich man of the story probably would not have invited the poor, or people from the highways, to his banquet had his original guests shown up. However, that is a hypothetical and uninformative as to God's intentions for Israel and the Gentiles. All metaphors have limitations and some metaphors are meant to extend more deeply ...


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Would the rich man have extended the invitation to the second group if it had not been rejected by the first group in Luke 14:16-24? Yes, 3 verses earlier in Luke 14: 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the ...


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Would the rich man have extended the invitation to the second group if it had not been rejected by the first group in Luke 14:16-24? The answer to your question is NO" Why? The banquet is an invitation for the " holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling" ( Hebrews 3:1 NASB). Jesus reveals that a relatively small number "little ...


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What is key is the phrase "at the time for the banquet" (τῇ ὥρᾳ τοῦ δείπνου). Thus, everything was already prepared and would go to waste if no one came to the banquet. If he had found out earlier, before the food would be wasted, he probably would have looked to invite others. He had the choice: let all the food be wasted, or find others to come ...


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When He asked Father to forgive His sadistic murderers from Cross, did He do this with love or without? With love, for otherwise it would be a hypocrisy. So, ‘unfortunately’, yes, literally 100%.


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Was Jesus’ commandment to "love enemies" (Matthew 5:44) meant literally? Yes. Matthew 5: 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Jesus emphasizes what is coming up next is important Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Literally love and show that by ...


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Why is the bible so complicated with so many interpretations? One opinion goes this way and another goes that way. 300 or is that 2000 different sects within Christianity. This applies to all religions, you would think a god of compassion would have one set of instructions, without interpretations. Eternity itself (GOD) does not hide within dusty pages of a ...


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This verse is bigger than the translations. If you ask me which is right, I have to say all of them. The Hebrew word hesed (חֶ֔סֶד) doesn't translate to one English word. Knowledge of God means to be acquainted with God as your are with family or friend. For I desire goodness, not sacrifice; Obedience to God, rather than burnt offerings. ...


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What does "I desire Mercy, not Sacrifice" Mean? Matthew 9:13, NASB - But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Jesus said to go figure out what "I desire mercy, not sacrifice" means, and didn't explain it himself. The Pharisees showed an unmerciful ...


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Heb 10: 5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; 6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’” Jesus said in John 6: 38 &...


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Hosea 6: 6a For I desire mercy, not sacrifice OP: I feel it must be really important for Jesus to have asked the Pharisees to learn the meaning of this passage on two separate occasions. Right. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees on these two occasions because they spent far too much time on the minutiae of the sacrificial laws and not enough time on being ...


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“Is what Christ said to God in Heb 10:5-9 mentioned in” [snip] “any other place in the NT?” …. Possibly, but it depends on interpretation… *2 COR 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. The Greek word translated “sin” in the verse above is hamartia (#266 ἁμαρτία). Hamartia usually means “sin,...


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Is what Christ said to God in [Hebrews 10:5-9] mentioned in the Gospels of [Mark, Matthew, Luke, John]? No. Did the Gospels quote Jesus of Nazareth referencing the words of King דָוִד David from [Tehillim 40:7-8] or Psalm 40:6-7 in English bibles? [Tehillim 40:7] "You desired neither sacrifice nor meal offering; You dug ears for me; a burnt offering or a ...


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