"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
Are they very careful not to want anything that is impossible? Or do they think that their faith is smaller than a mustard seed, and so they could not move a mountain by telling it to move?
How do you interpret the verse?
Faith or no faith, no matter how hard you pray, wish, fast or meditate, you will not be able to regrow a lost limb, or move a mountain from "here to there". So, what does this verse really mean?Answer Question
Answer by Dardenella at 12:34 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 12:41 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 2:41 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 4:32 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 4:49 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 4:55 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 4:59 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
He was speaking with his disciples who had the ability to perform miracles.Once Jesus dies and is no longer physically on earth (a chapter prior Jesus predicts his own death) miracles would continue on through the disciples so Jesus was teaching them the importance of their faith so they could continue to do God's work and bring people to salvation. The truth is all things are possible.Jesus reattached a guards ear,raised a person from the dead, healed a woman's bleeding disorder from her touching his robe and healed a girl without ever having gone to her home . So, if you are asking why no mountains had been moved there simply wasn't a reason to move a mountain or the disciples did not have enough faith to move it (just as it was referenced that they did not have enough faith to cast out the demon vs.16)..if Jesus wanted to though He could (and he did cast out the demon!) .
Answer by deedee3849 at 7:11 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
Answer by deedee3849 at 7:13 PM on Feb. 7, 2013
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