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The Power of Allegory

“Allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.” — Naguib Mahfouz When Jesus’s disciples asked him why he spoke to the masses in parables, he answered: It … Continue reading

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Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven

“The only strategy to protect and preserve a nation is to establish the golden rule and the principles of the Kingdom of Heaven in the society” ― Sunday Adelaja Jesus gave many parables about the kingdom of heaven on earth. … Continue reading

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The Power of Parables

“Parables are used not to explain things to people’s satisfaction but to call attention to the unsatisfactoriness of all their previous explanations and understandings” ― Robert Farrar Capon When Jesus was preaching to the masses, he often spoke in parables. … Continue reading

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Of Mustard Seeds and Yeast

The parables of Jesus have been consistently misinterpreted. Take for example, the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, for which Jesus gives no explanation: The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man takes and … Continue reading

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