Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 16 of 24 (31 verses.)

Luke 16Wrench

The Parable Of The Cheating Manager
1 Recklessness *Yahshua tells another [mind-movie] to his disciples, โ€œ ๐Ÿ˜‡, a rich man [employs] a manager. The rich man finds out that this manager has been wasting [the rich man's] wealth.
The rich man is YHWH. The steward represents anyone YHWH has entrusted, but in this immediate context, the Jews.
2 Recklessness *So the rich man summons the [dishonest] manager. He says, โ€˜[Manager,] what's this I hear about your [stealing from me]? You're fired. I want a complete audit of your accounting books.โ€™
3 Shrewdness / Craftiness *The manager says to himself, โ€œWhat'll I do? My Boss is ripping the management away from me! I can't dig! I'm ashamed to beg.
The crowd laughs.
4 Generosity *I know what to do, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I'll [spread favors,] so that when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.โ€™
5 Shrewdness / Craftiness *So [this clever manager] calls in each man who owes a debt to his Boss. The manager asks the first debtor, โ€˜How much do you owe my [employer]?โ€™
โ€˜Bossโ€™ is pagan-speak for โ€˜Masterโ€™ or โ€˜Lordโ€™.
6 Shrewdness / Craftiness *The debtor replies, โ€˜I owe your Master 100 barrels of olive oil.โ€™ So the manager tells the debtor, โ€˜[Tear up that correct bill. Then] quickly sit down write [a fake] bill for 50 barrels.โ€™
Oil is money.
7 Shrewdness / Craftiness *Then the [crafty] manager asks another debtor, โ€œHow much do you owe my Boss?โ€ This debtor says, โ€œ100 bags of wheat.โ€ The manager [whispers] to that debtor, โ€œTake your bill. Forge it to say โ€˜80 [bags].โ€™ [I'll fix the boss's account book to match.]โ€
Wheat is real money. Paper dollars and electrons are not.
8 Generosity *The manager is dishonest, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Soon the Master finds out the manager is using company money to buy โ€˜friends'.] Yet the master compliments the [crooked] manager for being clever. For the โ€˜childrenโ€™ of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own fellow-citizens than are the children of light, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Use your money to buy โ€˜friends.โ€™ Yes, friends vanish like cockroaches in sunlight when the money runs out, but that's what friends are for.
9 Generosity *So I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, spend [every] filthy penny [you get to buy you] friends. Then when you [and your money] fail [or cease or die,] your [heavenly] friends welcome you into homes that last [forever].
If you are entitled to payments from the world, denominated in world's debased or immoral money, such as royalties or pensions, allow those payments to flow away from/around yourself, into charity or evangelism. Only get paid in lawful substance such as gold and silver or food. And donate as much of that as possible as well. Live below what the world considers the poverty level, even if you're a billionaire, as Jesus was. Friends must be bought. Friends are people who stick close to you because you help them get what they want. They want money, or things bought with money. As soon as your friends stop seeing you as a channel to their financial success, they stop being your friends. So buy friends with the money the world pays you. You need friends. But know they'll leave you when your money stops flowing their way. This truth sounds cynical. But pragmatism is the best insurance against cynicism. Nothing makes you more jaded than feeling betrayed.
10 Responsibility *Someone who is faithful in small [errands and making correct change] will [likely] be faithful in running big [global enterprises, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But] someone who short-changes you 1 penny would bankrupt the world.
He who is faithful in the small matters will be faithful in big deals. And whoever is unjust in tiny matters [when no one is watching] will be crooked in major affairs.
11 Fruitlessness *So if you fail to be faithful using unrighteous [worldly] wealth, who would entrust The True Riches to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡?
The world's money is tokens, not riches. Wealth is being able to heal incurable diseases with a prayer or a touch. Greed is why no โ€˜Christianโ€™ you're likely to meet can do miracles. First you have to spend all your worldly wealth on helpful things like responsible charity, scripture-based-education, Biblical music and evangelism. Then you get the power to do supernatural stuff like miracles. A poser โ€˜christianโ€™ who spends worldly money on their own pleasures and comforts, or those of their family and loved ones and โ€˜friendsโ€™, foreits all true wealth.
12 Fruitlessness *Suppose you fail to be trustworthy in handling someone else's [property]. Who'll give you [property] of your own, ๐Ÿ˜‡?
No Man Can Serve 2 Masters
13 Greed *No servant can serve 2 sovereigns, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The servant either hates Master #1, and loves Master #2; or else the servant embraces Master #2, and despises Master #1. You can't be the slave of [both] Elohim and mammon (wealth).โ€
Here Jesus clearly commands you to immediately quit your employee job because: โ€œThe relationship of employer and employee is substantially the same as that of master and servant.โ€ Pennsylvania Cas. Co. v. Elkins, 70 F.Supp. 155. 3126 mammonas: confidence, i.e. wealth, personified; i.e. avarice (deified), mammon.
14 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *The [phony preacher] Pharisees, who love owning things which [other people] earn, hear Yahshua [call them greedy, Rome-serving, devil-loving Messiah-haters]. So they ridicule Yahshua.
Yahshua hands the religionists history's greatest wisdom on a silver platter. But they want other people's stuff. So they kill their own Messiah. People are like that. Tell them the honest truth and they hate you for it.
15 Political Evil *Yahshua says to [people who want to own things they didn't work to get, like welfare, bribes, kickbacks, government benefits, interest payments, and tithing]: โ€œYou [fakers] justify yourselves before men. But Elohim knows your hearts. Men highly prize many things that [YHVH] the Eloah eyes as abominations.
YAH's Law Is Still 100% In Effect
16 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven *The Law & the Prophets led up to JAHn [the Immerser, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. Since [JAHn's] [life-]time, [angels] have heralded the Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah. So everyone is pushing to get in.
The Law & the prophets lead to the Kingdom message like your feet lead to your head. All scripture forms a unified whole. Yahshua DID NOT phase out the Law and the prophets! See the next verse!
17 Law * ๐Ÿ˜‡, it's easier for heaven & earth to pass away, than for the smallest detail of [YAH's] Law to fail.
See, the Law didn't fail, nor was the Law terminated, or ended.
18 Divorce * ๐Ÿ˜‡, whoever divorces his [lawfully wedded] wife, and marries anyone else, commits adultery. And whoever marries a woman who is divorced from her [lawful] husband commits adultery. [No exceptions.]
[READ IT AGAIN!] NO DIVORCE! NO EXCEPTION! However, unconsummated, incestuous, bestial or homosexual โ€˜marriagesโ€™ can be annulled. (See Lev.20.) The Catholics and the Amish get this, while the phony Protestants sit confused.
The Rich Man And The Blind Beggar
19 Selfishness ๐Ÿ˜‡, a rich man, [splendidly] clothed in [the most expensive] purple and fine linen, lives and eats sumptuously every day:
20 Poverty *A [lame] sore-covered beggar named Lazarus [God's-Helper] lies [abandoned] at the rich man's gate, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Lazarus = El'Azar = Elohim's helper = God's helper.
21 Apathy *[This poor beggar] aches to be fed with the crumbs that fall from the rich man's table, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [The beggar doesn't have enough food-energy to even bat away] the jackals that creep around, licking his painful sores.
22 Selfishness Later, the beggar dies. [Heavenly] angels carry him to the embrace of Abraham {Father-Of-Billions}. The rich man also dies, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [His family and friends pig out at his lavish, star-studded] burial.
23 Hell (Annihilation) *Meanwhile, ๐Ÿ˜‡, in the Unseen [realm, angels] โ€˜touchstoneโ€™ the rich man [in โ€˜fireโ€™]. The rich man lifts up his eyes. Far away, he sees Abraham {Father-Of-Billions} [hugging the ex-beggar named] โ€˜God's Helper.โ€™
Remember, this is a parable. The rich man is not suffering conscious eternal torment. For the space of a few sentences, the rich man experiences conscious torment. Then the rich jerk completely burns up. Haides means โ€˜unseenโ€™, like the Hebrew โ€˜Sheolโ€™.
24 Hell (Annihilation) *The rich man cries, โ€œFather Abraham, have mercy on me! Send God's Helper to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue! I'm [in] anguish in this โ€˜flame!โ€™โ€
The strongest support for the false idea of conscious eternal torment is presented here in this parable. All other references to the lake of fire work clearly in the context of momentary and final burning up, extinguishing, a second death. Yet this figurative parable does not pose the idea of *eternal* conscious torment. Merely for the moment it takes to say 2 sentences, the rich man suffers conscious, grieving pain that can be likened to fire.
25 Selfishness *But Abraham {Father-Of-Billions} replies, โ€œSon, remember how you in your lifetime received your good things while โ€˜El's Helperโ€™ [received] evil [treatment]? Similarly, now [YAH] comforts El's Helper, while you grieve.
This rich man was an Israelite, a child of Abraham. But that didn't help him. Likewise, calling yourself a โ€˜Christianโ€™ won't help you on Judgment Day.
26 Hell (Annihilation) *โ€”Yet that isnโ€™t all, [rich dead man]: [YAH] has fixed a great chasm between us [in heaven] and you [in the grave]. So no one can pass from [heaven] to [visit you in the grave]. And no one in [the grave] can pass into heaven.โ€
The people in โ€˜hellโ€™ won't be able to cross the chasm of death into heaven because they will be completely DEAD. NOT screaming in conscious agony forever. And there's no purgatory.
27 Spiritual Blindness So the [dead] rich man begs, โ€œPlease, Father, please send El's Helper to my Dad's family-house:
28 Hell (Annihilation) โ€”Send [God's Helper] to testify to my 5 brothers, so they never get [condemned] into this, the place of trial-by-fire.โ€
Basanos = TouchStoning = trial by fire. Not โ€˜Eternal conscious Tormentโ€™. Little word detail; enormous theological difference. YAH (who is Love) never tortures people (not even Hitler) for all eternity. But YAH does END fruitless people's lives forever. Even if they said the โ€˜salvation prayerโ€™.
29 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance Abraham {Father-Of-Billions} replies to the rich man, โ€œ[Your family] has Moses and the prophets. [Your family] can [and should] listen to them.โ€
Moses and the prophets (when properly translated) say the same things the New Testament says.
30 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *The rich man begs, โ€œNo, father Abraham! [My family ignores the scriptures.] But if a [ghost] from the dead goes to [warn] my brothers, they'll repent.โ€
31 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *Abraham {Father-Of-Billions} answers the rich man, โ€œIf [anyone] won't listen to Moses and the prophets, they won't be persuaded, even if [a ghostly messenger] rises from the dead [to warn them of their impending eternal destruction].โ€
โ€˜Christiansโ€™ who discount the Old Testament don't really value the New Testament either, because both Testaments have the same author and the same message.