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Matthew 7:17

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by ~Zao~, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. ~Zao~

    ~Zao~ Wisdom’s child Supporter

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    Is good and bad ripe and unripe? Or are they just different trees?

    G M Lamsa’ Translation Aramaic of Peshitta
    Every good tree bears good fruit but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

    The Hidden Gospel ~ Neil Douglas - Klotz, intro
    A ripe tree brings forth ripe fruit, an unripe tree brings forth unripe

    Then he goes on to compare it to health and disease.
     
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    I don't agree. All fruit is unripe at first, good or bad. Lord Jesus made it clear that is was the quality of fruit, not ripe or unripe. No, you don't get grapes from thorn bushes. The fruit simply shows the nature of the tree.
     
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  3. Russ Campbell

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    Amos 8:1-14
    THE WORST FAMINE OF ALL
    What is more fragile than summer fruit! So beautiful, so refreshing, yet so readily corrupted and diseased. To Amos it was an emblem of the rapidity with which dissolution would overtake his rebellious nation. The end had arrived. The Great Husbandman could do no more. When the harvest has come, separation between good and bad is inevitable. See Isa_5:4; Mat_13:30.
    The crimes of the ruling class were enormous. Eager to increase their stores, they wearied of time given to religion. They grudged passing a day without opening their salesrooms. They did not scruple to make their measures (ephah) small, and to demand a greater weight of money (shekel) from their clients. These were crimes that could not be passed over. It is an awful sentence when God says, “I will never forget,” Amo_8:7. Invasion would sweep the land like an inundation. Since the people would not heed the God-sent messengers, they would be withdrawn. There would be a famine of the Word of God, and those who had most despised it, because enamored with the fascinations of youth, would be smitten with an insatiable appetite for it.
     
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    Well that didn’t help much :sigh:
     
  5. Russ Campbell

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    I can do better but must get sleep as I am going to church in the morning
     
  6. ~Zao~

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    I’d gotten some of Neil Douglas - Klutz’s books awhile ago and forgotten about them. The introduction section pointed to that about mature and immature fruit.

    Every tree has both. The quality of maturity is essential for rewards not to be lost. So in that sense there can be those whose works were not always according to the new nature, ( in process of sanctification) making them still in the process of reaching maturity. (or lose rewards in the new kingdom)

    Both would be produce of the same tree.

    But the diseased tree (counterfeit christianity, tares) would be where 'the cause’ is for selfish motives. Non-abstemious in conduct. Because "you don't get grapes from thorn bushes."
    To distinguish the wine from the whine, pardon the pun.
    It’s a beautiful analogy but it isn’t scriptural in the verses provided.

    What does that have to do with Matthew 13:30? Or do you mean 13:15?
    Isaiah 6:10
    For the heart of this people is darkened. (Ephesians 4:17-24 Gr 3563,nous)
    and their ears are heavy and their eyes closed
    so they may not see with their eyes
    and hear with their ears
    and understand with their heart
    and be converted and be forgiven.

    Tis me that needs to do better because it was just something I noticed when I picked up the book. G'night​
     
  7. Russ Campbell

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    Thank you , I am well rested and ready to go to new church this morning , I cannot wait to worship with the choir. (And the billions of angels that will be singing with us). Russ
     
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    Can anyone tell me what is the native code for interpretation of the Middle Eastern mindset? According to interpretations of Jesus’ words? Thanks
     
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    I’m also interested in knowing (having never read these books before and being totally unschooled) what is the method-style of Semitic languages that’s similar to Jewish midrash. Like how do they compare and how do they differ?
     
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