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Akira329

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"let the dead bury their dead"
« on: January 24, 2008, 12:25:59 AM »

Hey Guys,

I wanted to know what these couple of verses mean.
I have a thought but I'm unsure how to make it clear.

Luk 9:59  And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Luk 9:60  Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

I can deduce that if one preaches the kingdom of God one can truly understand death?
I would appreciation some clarification

Antaiwan
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Re: "let the dead bury their dead"
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 01:01:00 AM »

Antaiwan,

Here is an excerpt from one of Ray's teachings on it.  Hope this helps:

http://bible-truths.com/fools.htm

LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD

    "And another of His disciples said unto Him, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow Me, and LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD" (Matt. 8:21-22).

Do you think maybe that disciple was offended by his Masterís words? Jesus was saying that those preparing this funeral and burial were as dead as the corpse they were about to bury! Jesus asked this disciple to "follow Me" and let dead people take care of dead matters. But consider that this was the discipleís own father. Are we not to "Honor our father and mother?" Of course we are, but when Jesus asks us to follow Him then our allegiance to our parents, children, or loved ones take second place to that command. We must be willing to forsake all to follow Jesus! Jesus was leading this disciple to things of life, while this particular disciple desired to sooner attend to things of death. One cannot serve two masters.


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Re: "let the dead bury their dead"
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 02:46:43 AM »

Hey Guys,

I wanted to know what these couple of verses mean.
I have a thought but I'm unsure how to make it clear.

Luk 9:59  And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Luk 9:60  Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

I can deduce that if one preaches the kingdom of God one can truly understand death?
I would appreciation some clarification

Antaiwan



regarding the "dead" who bury the "dead"

2Co 3:6  Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

2Co 3:7  But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

2Co 3:8  How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

2Co 3:9  For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Co 15:56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.


Mat 9:13  But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.



Joh 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Eph 4:18  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

2Ti 1:10  But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
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Re: "let the dead bury their dead"
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 03:51:11 PM »

Thanks Joe and rocky for clearing that up for me!
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