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Reply #266: I don't know what interpretation you believe I was thinking of when I posted that passage, [View All]

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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-19-10 09:22 AM
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266. I don't know what interpretation you believe I was thinking of when I posted that passage,
but I disagree a little with your interpretation. I was not thinking Jesus came to literally hand out swords to people.

"Obviously, Jesus was speaking about bringing Christianity to the world, which might divide a family of Jews or pagans spiritually. He was not referring to a a physical sword, or war or violence. To the contrary, that segnment ends with Jesus promising heaven to someone who gives a child a cup of water."

Jesus is not saying Christianity may cause family strife, he is saying he came to cause family strife. "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." The statement is clear and concise.

"that segnment ends with Jesus promising heaven to someone who gives a child a cup of water."

That is not within the syntax of that sentence, but even if it was, there are clearly stated exceptions, which are...

"But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."

"He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me."

But that that sentence is not saying "Jesus (is) promising heaven to someone who gives a child a cup of water.

And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

The sentence is saying if you give a child a cup of water in the name of a disciple only (perhaps as opposed to giving the water in the name of Jesus, but the sentence is not completely clear about this) you will not loose your spot in heaven.
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