Labors in the vineyard

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    Christ presented the following parable:

    Discussion: What does it mean?
     
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    Why couldn't we just stick with the 10 Commandments and leave it at that?

    Parables are so... parabolic.
     
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    500,000 intentional homicides per year on this planet.
    Thou shalt not kill. Simple and to the point.

    16 parables... hyperbolic, parabolic, and obtuse. Written in prose that is incomprehensible to modern man.
     
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    Love.. that's a whole other set of commandments. :)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvVqSDFjMho]Ten Commandments of Love - The Moonglows - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Jesus is saying that even if you accept Him, at the 11th hour, you too will be accepted in to His Kingdom of Heaven.

    So, those that strive to follow God's will their whole lives, and those that come in at the last hour will be equally accepted....in his house, in the kingdom of Heaven.

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    And those that spent their whole lives accepting Him, should NOT be jealous or think they are more worthy than those at the 11th hour
     
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    Far more than that. War is intentional homicide.
     
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    so party hard till the 11th hour?

    I agree with your intrepretation btw.
     
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    My warfare is, and has been for years, to get the people to understand that if they do not take care of themselves they will not be taken care of; that if we do not lay the foundation to feed and clothe and shelter ourselves we shall perish with hunger and with cold; we might also suffer in the summer season from the direct rays of the sun upon our naked and unprotected bodies - Brigham Young
    You cannot force spiritual things. Such words as compel, coerce, constrain, pressure, demand, do not describe our privileges with the Spirit. You can no more force the Spirit to respond than you can force a bean to sprout, or an egg to hatch before its time. You can create a climate to foster growth, nourish, and protect; but you cannot force or compel: you must await the growth. - Boyd K Packer


    Isn't that nice? I see plenty of homeless people begging near my home, those same people I also see year in and year out begging beneath a sign prohibiting ...begging? I am not against charity...I am against lazy manipulative people. I feel many of these folks can work harder than they do because either they are lazy and dishonest, or they aren't trying hard ENOUGH to get a job. I see plenty of illegal aliens getting jobs and driving right past these “poor souls”, Some pregnant woman or some ratty haired fella with a little dog holding a crude “will work for food, anything helps” sign . Whilst a multitude of Chevy Astro vans loaded with Mexican illegal aliens drive by.They have little sympathy for poor Americans, sure enough. Funny, neither am I right now. I don't care what Brigham Young or anyone else says, lazy manipulative people don't deserve any sympathy or support, they need to grow up and get a life. Period.
     
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    It's another way of saying, as Jesus did in another context, that God makes the sun to shine on the evil and the good, and the rain to fall on the just and the unjust; that God, the still point at the core of our being, gives, he does not reward; that like the prodigal son in the other parable, we do not receive what we deserve but immeasurably, without regard to merit or earning.
     

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