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What Does The Bible Mean

What does the Bible mean, when it says:

He that puts his hands to the plow and then looks back, is not fit for the Kingdom of Heaven?

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It means there has to be total submission to our Creator..
---duke on 12/15/07

Good Job Shawn MT,
---Duane_m on 12/10/07


See, Luke 9:62
---Bish on 11/21/07

It means, if you're looking back at your old ways, you're not really ready to be a Christian.
---Nancy on 11/18/07

The quotation does not seem be be Biblical from the sours texts I have scanned. Where did it from, Elder's Little Red Book?
---notlaw99 on 11/18/07

It means to stay focus on the task at hand of doing Gods Will and not to get distracted. Youre mind & heart should be all come summed with moving forward into the Kingdom of Heaven and nothing else.
---Shawn.M.T on 11/17/07

I believe this verse is referring to people who accept Christ and call themselves Christians but then give up their walk with God because they find it can be hard work and their old life is still more appealing. I believe that these people believed that they were saved but were not because their 'conversion' was a short emotional experience with no depth to it.
---RitaH on 11/17/07

If you pray for food, grab a hoe.
---Ryan_Z on 11/17/07

it means alot of christians are in trouble,unless they live a life repenting.makes you wonder but hesus did say forgive your brother 70 times seven a day did,nt he?and you can,t out forgive God.
---tom2 on 11/16/07

It means exactly what it says. No one is fit for the kingdom of heaven. Those who are saved are not saved according to their fitness for the kingdom of heaven. No! We qualify for heaven by the mercies of God. And we are made fit for heaven by God's son.
---Mima on 11/16/07

I think of what would happen if you were behind a horse pulling a plow and you were looking backward while the plow was moving forward (o: The plow "might" not stay in the right direction, and would cut over the other furrows or make a new slice off into the unplowed part of the field.

I'd say this can mean not to look back by being unforgiving. Looking at past wrongs and being unforgiving can get us really off track and emotionally out of balance.
---Bill_bila5659 on 11/16/07

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