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November 15, 2015

The lesson on November 15, 2015 was part 5 of the “Man, His Nature & Destiny” study.  This lesson reviewed what was covered last time about the Rich Man and Lazarus passage being one of parody specifically addressing Levitical beliefs.  Luke 16 does not give the Christian doctrine that aligns with the other teaching of death and resurrection nor does it support the idea of a temporary state between death and resurrection.  The Lord was simply using parody and irony to point out to the Pharisee’s their improper beliefs and how far off they were in pleasing God.  This lesson continues to expound on these ideas and solidifies our understanding of how the Lord was using this to make a point to the Pharisees.  The scripture reading was from Luke 16:8-13 KJV

“8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. 9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”




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From the Study: Man, His Nature and Destiny