The Kingdom of Heaven is like… – Matthew 13:44-46

 

In this episode, we look at

  • what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, according to Jesus’s parables
  • how these parables can help us judge whether anti-LGBTQ theology is of God or not
  • Jesus’s audience in his parables (and what that means for us today)
  • what to make of the bit about “burning furnaces” that follows these verses
  • what anti-LGBTQ people must go through to experience God’s kingdom

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Matthew 13:44-46

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure that somebody hid in a field, which someone else found and covered up. Full of joy, the finder sold everything and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one very precious pearl, he went and sold all that he owned and bought it.