PREMISE: Parables are examples of real life events, (as Jesus spoke of earthly things John 3:12) not a figure of speech as stated in verses. Parable of the good Samaritan an example to copy. Jesus claimed to have spoken in clear language. Figure of speech a language of the Pharisees. In fact we read many Parables entirely not real, entirely made up of nonsense, not of reality.
Why do Religious love ‘figure of speech’ so much? Because figure of speech can always turn into a “Joke” or “Didn’t really mean it”.
In Religion there is no clear language. Everything is read in a context, it’s explained, it’s a figure of speech. Words are not defined by the English Dictionary but by beliefs, therefore no one can read on their own. That is of craziness. That is why words are defined as we live in a physical world (not in a spiritual world).
Matt 21:45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. ~ Parables for/to the Pharisees. For them, to them.
Mark 12:12 Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away. ~ Parables against them, for them, about them. Yet we read verses make believe Parables for the people. Not true as we read here. Pharisees wanting to arrest Jesus because He spoke Parables against them! (That is terrorism, religious Pharisees were dictators).
Luke 20:19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people. ~ People agreed with Jesus Parables and warning against them, wanted Him their KING (King of the Jews), no King of the Pharisees.
Mark 4:33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. ~ Really? But Jesus said those without “The key of knowledge” (reasoning, common sense) were the Pharisees. That is why He spoke in Parables, for them, so they could understand. In fact when they understood they wanted to arrest Him (dictators). Jesus was telling the truth about the Pharisees, and spoke in Parables so they (Pharisees) could understand (as they were always in the crowd as we read in verses). All Parables were about them, NOW turned around and spoken to us, everything about us now (not them).
Matt 13:13 This is why I speak to them (to the Pharisees) in parables: ‘Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. ~ No key of knowledge.
- Matt 13:15 this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’ ~ Evildoers must turn away from evil/anger/hate to Love to be healed (the sick are those who want to hurt themselves or others).
John 10:6 Jesus used this figure of speech, (?) but they did not understand what he was telling them. ~ Pharisees words. They did not understand (not the people in the streets). N.B. Pharisees were always listening to Jesus, asking questions, harassing Him.
John 16:25 ‘Though I have been speaking figuratively, (?) a time is coming when I will not longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. ~ Sounds words of the Pharisees. This kind of language? Do this sounds of Jesus when He claimed speaking in clear language? Now mysterious? I don’t think so. Those who like things hidden-secrets-mysterious are the Pharisees. In Atheism-Secularism people speak clearly, they say what they mean and mean what they say. Truth and honesty is found out of Religion (Secularism, English Dictionary = not concerned with Religion beliefs).
John 16:29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, ‘Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. ~ Pharisees! Jesus spoke plainly. Pharisees were without the “Key of knowledge” without understanding – reason. What is more clear than a real example.
Matt 13:10 The disciples (?) came to him and asked, ‘Why do you speak to the people (?) in parables?‘ 11 He replied, ‘The knowledge of the secrets (?) of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. ~ Sounds words of the Pharisees. Disciples for sure understood Parables (disciples not Pharisees. They had understanding ‘key of knowledge’). Secrets-hidden a language of the Pharisees!
Mark 4:2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 ‘Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.
Matt 22:1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
Matt 13:3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed.
Mark 3:23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: ‘How can Satan drive out Satan? ~ This is not a parable but a question. So many contradiction concerning “Parables”.
Mark 4:10 When he was alone, the Twelve (?) and the others around him asked him about the parables. — More like the Pharisees asked Him!
Mark 4:11 He told them, ‘The secret (?) of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables. — Not clear language and the truth have no secrets. Sounds Pharisees.
Mark 12:1 He then began to speak to them in parables: ‘A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmer and went away on a journey.
Matt 13:34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. — Parable of the Pharisees for the Pharisees. Speaking in Parables for the Pharisees not the crowds. Pharisees said it: they knew Parables for them.
Matt 13:35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: ‘I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.
Mark 4:34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, (?) he explained everything. — Again Pharisees could no accept that Jesus did not speak Parable for people. Therefore we find corruption.
Mark 4:2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 ‘Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. — People understood ‘the examples’ Jesus was talking about. Many verses make believe people did not understand WHEN Jesus was telling the people how blind, without reasoning Pharisees were!
Luke 20:9 He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time.
Luke 8:9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.
Matt 13:53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there.
John 3:12 I have spoken to you of earthly things … ~ When Jesus spoke the Parable He spoke of real things comparable to real events, real life examples (Parables).
Those Parables corrupted-made up by the Pharisees (of course they probably thought if Jesus wrote parable why couldn’t they also?) are dumb, they make no sense, not of this earth comparable, and they are quite a few.
The Good Samaritan (Parable for the Pharisees. Two set of religious passing by, doing nothing while the Samaritan stopped and helped).
The Tenants (Parable for the Pharisees. Jesus believed an inheritance and killed).
The sheep and the Goats (Simple parable about righteous and unrighteous. Nothing to do with the Sabbath or blasphemy or sex, which is what religions believe ‘righteous’ is).
The Moneylender (Jesus anointed by a Sinful Woman). Sounds Pharisees. Not such a thing Jesus anointed by a sinful Men.
The Weeds N.B. Too many Parables, of course they cannot all be of Jesus as He spoke clearly, plainly, without secrets. Pharisees are those loving secrets, vows, promises, swearing, offended by the truth.
The Mustard Seed and the Yeast
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
The Parable of the Sower
The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
The Lost Sheep
The Unmerciful Servant
The Workers in the Vineyard
The Wedding Banquet
The Shrewd Manager
The Ten Virgins
The Fasting (Jesus questioned)
The Talents (Mixed /corrupted Parable with the Parable of The Ten Minas)
The Ten Minas (Mixed/corrupted Parable with the Parable of The Talents)
The Prodigal Son
The Persistent Widow (A totally fabricated Parable full of contradictions because “Illogical” not realistic. Jesus’ Parables are all based on real life examples/stories not fake-imaginary (as this Parable and others). Pharisees added parable to Jesus and they sound dumb and illogical as they always are.
The Wedding Banquets (A totally fabricated Parable not of Jesus made up by religious (Pharisees. Did not speak of real life examples and of killings and murders).
All Parables that are dumb do not make sense, they are clearly not of Jesus. Jesus spoke a clear language (John 8:43) of earthly things (John 3:12) warning us to stay away from evil.