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  • joseph baxter
    Jan 1, 2000
      At 02:27 PM 12/29/99 , you wrote:

      >Let's add:
      >(57) Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the Father is like a man who had good
      >seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man
      >did not allow them to pull up the weeds: he said to them, "I am afraid
      >that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat
      >along with them. "For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly
      >visible, and they will be pulled up and burned."

      >So I make a plea that apocalytic does not mean just outer but an inner and
      >individual experience that does happen to one during ones own lifetime. If
      >the kingdom is both inner and outer, according to "Jesus" don't we then
      >have to include inner refereces and imagery that indicate the inner nature
      >of a final judgment upon how we are living and not living our lives?

      I think the reference here may be showing a favoritism towards free living,
      i.e., accepting oneself, not being too strict with oneself. If we focus too
      much on overcoming our bad habits, we miss something else.

      With kind regards,

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