Luke 6-46-49

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New Testament Research Paper Luke 6:46-49 Scott Carter [pic] But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the sand without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of the house was great. This passage is from Luke 6:46-49 and is his interpretation of…show more content…
This also alludes to the true Christian and the false Christian, where the only things separating them are their works. The true Christian listens and obeys the words, while the false Christian may look the same, but has not applied the teachings of Christ to his life. We can’t always tell if a person is a Christian by their outward appearances. We look at someone in church and don’t know if Christ is really in them. Jesus taught to the Jews of his time about repentance and that he was the way the truth and the life, that nobody comes to the father except by me. The Jews of the time may have embraced him, thought he was a great prophet, great teacher, and he spoke with wisdom, but the false Christians were the ones who rejected the teachings and did not repent of their sins. Their foundation was not there and their admiration of him was in vain. Luke’s rendering of this passage is more personal that the passage in Matthew. In Matthew it speaks of everyone and in Luke it is personalized to addressing you. The persons who listened to and applied the teachings of Jesus will pass through judgment unharmed. There arte two criteria for gaining this salvation. The first criterion is that you have to hear the word of Jesus and acknowledge that you need him in your life. The second criterion is to have the obedience to obey his teachings and practically apply those teachings to your life. In James 2:17, (NKJV) it is written; Faith if it has not works is dead,

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