Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Why does Christ say he spake in parables

The reason Christ himself states that he spake in parables is not the same as what I hear in Sunday School. In fact, ironically, the reason Christ himself says he spake in parables is exactly one of those things that I am taught in Sunday School that "Jesus would never do" because it is so "unchristlike".

JST Matt 21:34 And again, hear another parable; for unto you that believe not, I speak in parables; that your unrighteousness may be rewarded unto you.

So it wasn't because parables are a higher form of teaching. It wasn't some means of protecting people who weren't ready to hear his message. It wasn't to reveal, it was to conceal. It was, according to Christ, to reward the unrighteousness of the wicked to themselves. 

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