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knowing the bible is the word of god, why did jesus speak in parables ?
why would he not just speak plainly so everyone could recieve the word of god ?

“All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in PARABLES; and without a parable spoke He not unto them.” Matt 13:34

was it a test, that only the few who understood the riddles , recieved the word of god ?

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Parables are a good way to illustrate deep truths and make them more thoughtful in applicable to the lives of common men than would otherwise be possible.

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Without a parable, Christ clearly told the Jews who He is and they understood what He said and claimed--with that in mind--why could they not believe ?
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knowing the bible is the word of god, why did jesus speak in parables ?
why would he not just speak plainly so everyone could recieve the word of god ?

“All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in PARABLES; and without a parable spoke He not unto them.” Matt 13:34

was it a test, that only the few who understood the riddles , recieved the word of god ?

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knowing the bible is the word of god, why did jesus speak in parables ?
why would he not just speak plainly so everyone could recieve the word of god ?

“All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in PARABLES; and without a parable spoke He not unto them.” Matt 13:34

was it a test, that only the few who understood the riddles , recieved the word of god ?
Probably the answer is multi faceted, but remember who he was talking to. Mostly these were uneducated rural "working" people.
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That really didn't have anything to do with it. A hint would be attitude.

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no im not fishing or trolling
im asking. id like get opinions , thoughts and ideas, as long as they are honest.

i struggle with many aspects of the christian religion. so, i ask here.

i wont agree or understand every ones answers, and i may ask more questions based on those questions
and i may even challenge those answers ( i really like formal style debates ) but at the core is comes from honesty.

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gene225,
i agree he was talking to the working poeple.. all the more reason to talk plainly in my view, no ?

william,
your right he didnt always talk in parables, showing jesus knew who is was talking to , but then why did he at other times ? he even confused his disciples ( so i understand from scripture ) why would he do that ?

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i dont know if parables are a good way of understand deep truths.. it seems to me that plain speech would be better suited to that ?

i liken it to explaining something complicated to a child.. you talk on a level they understand.
yet jesus, when delivering the word of god, from which hanging in the balance is the salavation of the soul , jesus spoke in a form that led itself to a margin of error if not interpertation ..


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i dont know if parables are a good way of understand deep truths.. it seems to me that plain speech would be better suited to that ?

i liken it to explaining something complicated to a child.. you talk on a level they understand.
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Yeah, IF you're talking to a child who can only grasp a truth on a child's level that would be good. But IF you want to convey a deeper truth it helps to use speech that requires some amount of adult thinking and a parable can work wonders!

We are western world gentiles. A good bit of what's puzzling to us is because we don't have the knowledge and understanding of Hebrew speech and thinking in ancient times. A LOT of what we get screwed up or puzzled over was plain speech to the Jews when it was written. That's why it's not always good enough for us to just know what the Bible says (that's easy), but we sometimes need to study to better understand what some things means, or at least what they meant at the time and to the people it was written. For instance, the Commandment "You shall not kill" has caused a lot of anxiety for western world Christians but what the Hebrew word actually meant was "murder".

Thankfully, none of that puzzling stuff is crucial to fully understanding the plan of salvation.

Dee, maybe it would be good to shift this one to the other forum.??

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knowing the bible is the word of god, why did jesus speak in parables ?
why would he not just speak plainly so everyone could recieve the word of god ?

“All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in PARABLES; and without a parable spoke He not unto them.” Matt 13:34

was it a test, that only the few who understood the riddles , recieved the word of god ?
Here are Jesus words why he did so.
Matthew 13:10-13
Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
[sup]10 [/sup]And the disciples having come near, said to him, `Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'
[sup]11 [/sup]And he answering said to them that -- `To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, and to these it hath not been given,
[sup]12 [/sup]for whoever hath, it shall be given to him, and he shall have overabundance, and whoever hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
[sup]13 [/sup]`Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,

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