Why did Jesus speak this parable about people brought and slain in front of the ruler if He was meek and gentle?


Luke 19:27

NKJV - 27 'But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.'"

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Yes, there is meekness, gentleness, and mercy in Christ for those who humbly recognize their need of a Savior from sin, and who put their faith in Him for salvation based on that recognition.

However, as in the case of the order of the ruler of whom Jesus spoke in the parable cited in the question, there were (and also continue to be) judgments from God (both temporal and eternal), which Jesus Himself spoke of in passages such as Matthew 25:41-46 and Luke 19:41-44, at the time of His return at the close of the present age (if not sooner) against those who -- through their own willful, prideful choice -- rejected (or continue to reject, up to the present day) the offer of salvation in Christ that has been extended to them by God (and that can be found only in Him), or who actively oppose Christ.

In the case of those who heard Jesus tell the parable cited in the question, the temporal judgment for those among them who rejected Him, and who brought about His arrest and crucifixion, occurred within the lifetimes of many of them, when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in AD 70, as Jesus had foretold.

April 12 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Aurel Gheorghe
The Parable of the Ten Minas found in Luke 19:12-27 deals with Christ’s true servants and His enemies. In the parable the ruler is Jesus, and His enemies are all who opposes and rejects Christ. 

The first time Christ came on Earth in human form, as a Lamb of God (Phil 2:7, 8; John 1:29) – humble and meek, to serve and give His life for the sin of this world (Isa 53:7; Luke 22:27; Heb 12:2). 

The Second Coming of Christ, however, will be with power and glory (Matt 24:30; Phil 2:9-11). In that day, His servants will rejoice (Isa 25:9), while His enemies will mourn (Rev 1:7; Isa 2:10; Rev 6:15).

This time Christ is returning not as a submissive lamb, but as the Lion of Judah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev 5:5; 19:16) to judge the world - to reward His faithful servants (Rev 14:12; 22:12) and to punish His enemies (1 Cor 15:25; Rev 19:11-15).

April 14 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anand Mishra trying to be humane
In my opinion, it is wrong to assume Jesus is meek and gentle. In suppressing lawlessness, the lord gives just punishment for wicked ones. If someone has broken the law, they should do the necessary penance, but have hope in Jesus and practice God's ways.

If not, tremble in fear because Jesus is just.

April 16 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

95 1 Jay Saunders
When Jesus was on earth he did not come to judge the people. He came to save the people from theirs sins. The only violent act he preformed was chasing the money changers out of the temple for making the temple a marketplace.

When Jesus comes again, he will be a King and a ruler over the whole earth. His meek and mild demeanor will not be used in ruling our world.

The President of the a United States can be meek and mild when dealing with individuals at a personal level in a one-on-one setting, but when dealing with the affairs of state, it is mostly a yea or a nay decision-making process after consulting with his advisors. His advisors are supposed to give him the latest information concerning the subject of discussion.

King Jesus will not rule as an elected official does today and an all knowing God will not need a counsel of advisors. King Jesus will be in charge just like a dictator. But our King will always be guided by Love and compassion, not ruled by emotion, but divine wisdom.

And all knowing God whose only nature is guided by Love, truth and wisdom that can not be deceived will rule with a rod of iron that will be equitable in all things.

April 17 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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