The Parable Of The Unforgiving Servant

After Jesus spent a good amount of time discussing forgiveness and reconciliation, he gave a controversial parable that's become known as the parable of the unforgiving servant. What makes it controversial is that it's been given 4 different interpretations by many who hold onto their interpretations with heated passion. One view is almost passive, the other is too aggressive, and another is correct in what it asserts but incorrect in what it denies. The parable is about an unforgiving servant, who demanded payment for a debt owed to him right after he had been forgiven an even bigger debt by his own master. When the master found out, he sent him to the "tormentors until he paid all that was due". Basically folks, this parable promotes that Christians should be forgiving toward each other, but with a scary and ambiguous threat hanging at the end. It's that threat that's become the focus of all the heated debate. It almost sounds like it's saying Christians can lose their salvation if they aren't forgiving. Is that what that really means? In this session we'll cover all 4 interpretations and let you decide.

41 Minutes
October 31, 2012

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