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  1. Chris Harness says:

    Mike, nice piece! I can see the parallel you draw between the two.

    I have always compared the “click / double-click” that the Allies used to the technique the first Christians employed in the Roman Empire to safely identify themselves of drawing one curve of the fish sign while they were talking to someone. If that person was a Christian, he/she would complete the symbol by adding the other curve of the fish…click / double-click.

    A parable is a way to explain a complex concept with more familiar experiences: a metaphor/narrative. Because as limited humans we have no way of fully grasping the immensity for God’s plan completely, God used parables throughout history to help us understand the important stuff!

    I believe there is an unfortunate danger inherent in theological parable: taking the parables beyond their intended message. By its nature, a parable cannot be the gem but only one facet of the precious stone. By attempting to make it a ruby the facet can become distorted, thereby masking its wisdom with interpretive confusion and derision.

  2. Mike Metzger says:

    Chris – very helpful! I didn’t know about the early church sign of the fish. Thank you for this, as well as your good word about the overextending of parables.

  3. Larry says:

    There is no confusion. Confusion only comes when we reject the words of God. For God is not the author of confusion, I Corinthians 14:33

    Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

    Psalms 119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

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