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Christians, and those of other world views;, do believe the parables spoken by Jesus are stories or factual?

Did Jesus create stories or did he report things He had seen in order to teach His followers? And, what is your general world-view (for comparison)?

 
thismamacooks

Asked by thismamacooks at 10:42 AM on Sep. 21, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Great discussion ladies. Have you heard of Chuck Colson's Centurions Program? In the program you learn more about Jesus’s parables and teachings and how they laid the foundation for an authentic Christian worldview.

    http://www.breakpoint.org/resources/centurions

    Check it out.

    Tegan Z.
    Advocate of Centurions
    teganz33

    Answer by teganz33 at 4:47 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • i believe them to be parables/stories/analogies. as a child, i remember watching little videos about parables, and the narrator referred to them as 'earthly stories with heavenly meanings'.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 10:46 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Parables are stories to give a message, a meaning to the reciever. For instance the Seed and the Sower. The disciples did not understand it so Jesus had to explain it.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:09 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • All of the above :) I loved his parables. He was clever with his illustrations and stories. The parables always had a spiritual message.
    2tinyhineys

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 11:21 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I agree. I believe parables were stories that were meant to reveal a deeper message.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:30 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Parables are stories that parallel life - they are used to teach a lesson.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 3:08 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I dont think Jesus created stories. I think that parables are just stories to get meaning from...if you are looking for one. Not real, just to help you get a better view or idea on things.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 12:41 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • stories...all fictional stories
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 12:49 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Fiction - A parable is a brief, succinct story, in prose or verse, that illustrates a moral or religious lesson.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 6:01 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • some are stories, some are truth. He needed a way to reach us so that we could understand his message.
    shaysmommy5810

    Answer by shaysmommy5810 at 7:19 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

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