Thursday, April 4, 2019

Good Samaritan

Kindred,

Do you think the Good Samaritan in (Jesus Christ's parable) is a person that is headed for Hell?

Why would Jesus uplift the Good Samaritan (as an exemplary example of the second commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself) if not to say this person is worthy of Heaven?

I bring these questions up because of the pervasive belief of some Christians that if you are not a Christian, you will automatically go to Hell; and if you are Christian, you automatically are worthy to go to Heaven.

What then is the significance of this parable?

Neither Jesus nor the Apostles refer to themselves as Christian.  The term was coined later and popularized many years after the death of Jesus. 

Before judging a book by its cover, perhaps you should take the time to understand it and reserve defining it until you do. 

You can start by reading your own book and understanding yourself.

And if you are not a good Samaritan, then who are you?
 








  "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the Lord."                                - Matthew 5:8  Without a pure heart...