The Parable of Faith – Part two


PART TWO

FAITH AS A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED

Matthew 13:31-32

31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

Mark 4:30-32

30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

Luke 13:18-21

18Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?19It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.20And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?21It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Interesting that the synoptic gospels basically say the same thing about the kingdom of God, yet Luke adds that it is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened, because that is what the mustard seed does when added to flour.

The Talmud cautions against adding mustard seed to to flour, because it leavens the bread.

IN the past, the mustard seed was very popular for a condiment with meat!

Jesus said he is the Bread of Life not the Meat of Life!

The Synoptic Gospels would have us believe He is the Meat of Life:

And the Synoptic Jesus compares faith in him to a mustard seed that is used as a condiment for meat and a noxious gas.

Does that sound reasonable to you?

You would think he would have known better if the Synoptic Jesus was the Messiah!

Chief Priests and the Legion – Revised

John 6:51

51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

The Mustard seed also was used for an anecdote for scorpian bites in Greece, and added to poison anecdotes in Mithridatism .

Then there is the use of the mustard compound  to make mustard gas used in the World Wars.

Mustard

If the Synoptic Jesus (Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke) knew the future, wouldn’t he have considered people in latter times would see that he deceived them about the mustard seed? Would the Son of God…the real one have compared faith in him to a seed that caused so much pain and misery? I don’t think so! Jesus of the Gospel of John never mentions the mustard seed because he knew the future and he knew it would be a sign for us in the latter times to see that the Synoptic Jesus is a fake!

U.S. concerned about security for mustard gas, chemicals

By Eli Lake
The Washington Times
9:04 p.m., Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ms. DeSutter added, however, that the mustard agent could be used as a weapon against unarmed demonstrators. “If you want to kill your people, you could pour it out on the street,” she said.

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Did you know…

There were many uses for the mustard seed in the past:  the seed was treasured by the Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and the Romans, but it still is not the smallest of seeds in the earth, nor the largest of herb trees in the earth, but the birds do lodge in the branches of the mustard tree!

Please read Part one of this article:

THE PARABLE OF FAITH – PART ONE

Pheasants tended to lodge in the mustard tree, but wasn’t it the pheasants that God fed to the Hebrews when they complained about their lack of meat after their escape from slavery in Egypt when Moses fed them manna in the desert, and as I recall, they were not happy campers after their discontent!

If Jesus of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) was truly the Son of God he would have known the truth about the mustard seed!

Perhaps, the mustard seed which grows like a weed are the Tares!

The Gospel of John does not compare the kingdom of God to the mustard seed, or faith to the mustard seed!

There are many differences between the Jesus of the synoptic gospels and the Jesus told about in the gospel of John. If you read my comparisons of the synoptic version to the gospel of John in my earlier posts on my blogs there are NUMEROUS CONFLICTS.

So far, the gospel of John

surpasses and reigns supreme in his account

of  the Son of God !!!!!!!

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THE PARABLE OF FAITH – PART ONE

 

Part 3 is titled

Pope Benedict XVI and the Mustard Tree

Parable of the Mustard Seed Part 4

My Other Blogs:

Merangue’s Blog, Blue Skies, Eye of a Needle, The Drawbridge

 

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