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Explain Matthew 22:13

Please explain Matthew 22:13. It goes like this: "Cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth".

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It's not a Judgement Call, it's the Word of God. Be Bless!!! Let's keep a good attitude about the Gospel Of Jesus Christ, so that it will edify the Kingdom of Heaven and not ourselves.
---Kimbe7395 on 4/16/10


I agree with that you said, Peace.
---Nana on 4/13/10

The parable references one who has accepted the Father's call, however, being ignorant of God's righteousness, sought to establish his/her own righteousness according to the law, rather than submitting to the righteousness of God, "a righteousness which is from God by [the] faith [of the Christ]". Therefore this one was bound under the obligations of the law, and "the law is not of faith". The man who serves the law, has not considered that "If those who are of the law [are] heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect." The results, he/she has found no place in the Father's kingdom. Coming to a realization of that fact, he/she finds him/herself in extreme anguish, regret, and utter despair.
---josef on 4/13/10

Nana, I agree with "following" being a better term than accept. However, the reason I used accepting was that in the context Israel was not accepting Jesus as the Messiah.

I also agree with the more general concept of "National Israel" rejected Christ. We know the disciples were Jews yet they did accept/follow Jesus.
---Rod4Him on 4/12/10

"In addition, there is probably a parallel that Israel was invited but rejected Christ, and now all gentiles are invited."
---Rod4Him on 4/12/10
Yes, but only 'national' Israel, for there were prostitutes and publicans of Israel, whose righteousness was greater than those who should had been ahead. Indeed, John 4 witness that even the Samaritans believed, even through the witness of a woman,and they believed, some that were there. However, I would rather say that instead of "accepting Christ", the requirement is to follow Christ and promulgate not only his teachings, but His very being.
---Nana on 4/12/10

Contrary to popular opinion, true salvation is much more than just accepting Jesus as Lord and their Savior. The Blood is what saves You. And has Jesus accepted YOU? Has Jesus approved YOU for one of His own? In other-words, will He have YOU? Amen. Good preaching Catherine++
---catherine on 4/12/10

It means eternal hell. This is where the ungodly will be if they don't receive Jesus as their personal Savior.
---Kimbe7395 on 4/12/10

This is in a parable of Jesus, saying a king invited people to his wedding feast, and this guy shows up "without a wedding garment" (the verse before, Matthew 22:12). He's asked how come he doesn't have on a wedding garment, and he's speechless. So, they throw him out.

This parable represents, I consider, how Jesus wants us to invite people to come to Jesus in order to be part of His *Bride* church. Jesus wants such intimacy of love with each of us. So, if we are so unappreciative of this, that we show up for judgment with nothing spiritual that has to do with tender sweet intimate joyful sharing love with Him and sharing this with one another, how is Jesus going to feel about us not caring to get ready for this?
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/12/10

Matthew 22:13, is the end of a parable comparing the Kingdom of Heaven to a King giving a feast for his son. After inviting anyone who would come, the King noticed a person not prepared for the wedding feast. That unprepared person was to be "cast into outer darkness."
The parallel would be that God invites all who will come to His Kingdom, and if one is not properly "clothed," accepting Christ, that person will not be welcomed in God's Kingdom. It appears to be an assumption to say that passage refers to eternal suffering damnation, however, the rejected person will wish they had been prepared.

In addition, there is probably a parallel that Israel was invited but rejected Christ, and now all gentiles are invited.
---Rod4Him on 4/12/10

Means eternal judgment of the lost. Severe punishment.
---catherine on 4/12/10

Cast him- reject such a one from any fellowship which would mark him or her as a brother or sister in Christ.
Into Outer darkness- from which he originally came.
Out of the light of present truth entierly, to share in the anguish & vexation of the great time of trouble.
Expelled from the privielges enjoyed and the light & blessings affored to this favored class, into the outer darkness of the world,and of nominal christianity, in confusion,in bewilderment.
---candice on 4/12/10

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