When you read scripture, or any text for that matter should you make sure you understand the context?
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Awesome! You are so right about that. Scripture gets taken out of context all the time, hence masses of mislead hearts. God bless!
My response is this.
"O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt...But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue."
Can you understand this analogy in full without context?
Ok, what is your understanding of the parable of the richman and lazerus in its context?
As for your anology, it sounds as if someone is weak, suicidal, fearful?
Do you know who the speaker is? To whom they are speaking? What they are fearful of? Why they are suicidal?
It sounds like one of shakespears tales. So back to my question about Luke 16?
I will start a forum about your question. Can you understand this analogy fully from the analogy alone? Or do you need the context?
It is Shakespeare's Hamlet
No forum, right here, and I could careless about what you think your anology is because it sounds as if hamlet and Claudius have issues with each other. You cannot compair shakespear with scripture like you do.
I am not comparing them. I am telling you that verses need context, without question, regardless of what the text is. If you do not understand the context you cannot even tell the difference between the literal and the analogous.
Then what is the parable of the rich man and lazerus about?
I completely agree with you.