- Religion and Philosophy
The older brother in the parable of the prodigal son.
Like some of you know, I have come to know that all are saved in the end. Some of you rejoice with that thought and some of you hate the thought that all are saved. The prodigal son in my belief is symbolic for the gentiles and the older, the Jews. But I once read some where that a parable may have more than one meaning and it got me thinking. I also believe that this parable has another meaning as well. The younger son who squandered his share away may be symbolic for those who are the unbelievers. But this is about the older brother. The older refused to celebrate his sinful younger brothers return. He did not see the love His Father gave his brother at his return. He was angry because He stayed with his Father and did the work and never had a fatted calve killed for him. Seems like a little jealousy here. For the last while, I have been posting some hard questions in the Christian community and I received mix answers. There were a few who believed as I do, but most did not. Some even told me to stop this heresy. If it is a heresy, it is a beautiful heresy. And one continued to spam every comment and boastfully claimed he refuted my belief. That what he said is the truth. I always laugh when someone says he speaks the truth because let us be honest. Who really knows the real truth about anything or everything? So when Christ spoke about the older brother, I believe that He also meant the stubbern future gentile Christians who follow the teachings of dead men and pagan beliefs about hell. The same Christians who follow doctrines interpret from bibles translated from books translated from both Hebrew and Greek scriptures. These same men and women who never lived as Christians during the time of Paul and the apostles. Sadly they refuse to believe that all are saved. Can any of you see the connection? Peace.to all