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What did Jesus mean when He instructed us hate our father and mother (Luke 14:26)?



      

Luke 14:26

ESV - 26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Clarify (1) Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
First, we must take this verse in the context of the chapter. Jesus is teaching His disciples, and like any good teacher, He begins with a truth statement that is hard to understand in order to get...

July 01 2013 4 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Doktor D W Supporter
He meant that in order for the 12 plus the 70 or so, plus the 120 at Pentecost, plus the 18 language groups gathered there, that if they could not take up His Cross and follow Him without looking back, they would serve no useful purpose.

September 10 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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