Son Beliefs In The Parable Of The Lost Son

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In the parable of the Lost Son Jesus explains that Sinners can enter the Kingdom of God. When does a son inherit his father’s wealth? When the father dies. In the parable of the Prodigal Son the youngest son indirectly wishes his father dead by asking for his dividend of the property. How can the youngest son enter the Kingdom of God, if he wishes his father dead and cares for wealth? Jesus states that “you cannot serve both God and money.” Even though the son sins, he is able to enter the Gods Kingdom because he repented his sins.(Or is it he repents his sins?) The youngest son clearly has committed sins, but these sins are unimportant to god because “one sinner who repents” will bring more joy in heaven than “ninety-nine righteous persons…show more content…
In the Parable of the Sower it isn’t luck that make the sowers seeds produce abundantly, it’s his own root of faith. His seeds produce “a hundred fold” because he “hear[ed] the word, [held] it fast in an honest and good heart”(8:15). Jesus uses seeds to symbolize the way in which we should be faithful to God. In order to live in Gods image we must start with a strong root. To build a strong root or foundation of faith we have to plant our seed in healthy soil. Healthy soil can be perceived as a good heart. Without the healthy soil our seed won’t have a strong root. A sower without a good heart cannot build a strong foundation of faith because he does not love God from the inside and out. In the parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus expresses that faith alone is not good enough. Both a Levite and a Priest are believed to be religious figures who are faithful to God right? Jesus explains in the parable that although someone may be perceived to be faithful they very well may not be because faith alone is not good enough. The Levite and the Priest pass a half dead man on the road seminting Jesus idea that faith alone is nothing without a good heart. The good Samaritan helps to exemplify Gods idea of a strong foundation of Faith. He “showed a man mercy” in a time of need therefore he has a good heart because he loves his neighbor like he loves himself. While the Levite and Priest are only faithful from the…show more content…
A strong root is only the beginning, along with a strong root we must constantly tend to our seed. As said earlier our seed is our faith. In order to become a disciple of Christ we must constantly reflect on our faith similar to how we must constantly tend to a seed. Pharisees tend to be cought in their own pride. This causes them to forget to reflect and grow in faith. In the parable of the Sinful Woman, Jesus expresses that the Pharisee is not a true disciple of Christ because he did not even follow the common courtesy of welcoming a guest into ones home, let alone Jesus Christ himself. The woman who was known as a sinner “bathed his feet with her tears and… [dried] them with her hair” she also annointed and kissed Jesus’ feet. The Pharisee exemplifies the idea of having “no root” or is “choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life”(8:13-14) which is far worse than the woman who explfifies the idea that someone who acknowledges their sins and repents is welcomed into Gods Kindom because “one sinner who repents” will bring more joy in heaven than “ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” No human is perfect so anyone who believes they need no repentance is filled with pride, pride is something that directs our love towards worldly possessions and away from living in the image of God. Jesus knows “each tree… by its own fruit.” A sinner who repents produced good hearted

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