Thursday, November 20, 2014

169. Matthew 3:9; 7:15, 16

Adamantius However, I am going to show from the Gospel that Christ is speaking of men possessing free will, and not of principles! He says this, "They come to you in the sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them." And again he says "A good man out of the good treasure produces that which is evil. For our of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. For from the heart proceed evil thoughts." [Matt 7:15 - 16] You see the Saviour says that from the one human nature both good and evil are brought forth. Megethius: He does not say this about human beings. Eutr: What kind of proof; clearer than this are you looking for? Adamantius: You claim Megethius that natures are unchangeable. But it reads in the Gospel "of stones to raise up children to Abraham" (Matt 3:9) The Apostle Paul also writes "me who before was a blasphemer a persecuting and an insolent man" What kind of a tree was he, good or bad. Answer please! Megethius I am not inquiring about Paul. Adamantius: He was a persecutor at first after this he became an apostle. How was it then that the "bad tree" became "good." if a bad tree cannot bring forth good fruit? Moreover what kind of a "tree" was Judas at first? [Pretty p. 75 - 76]

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