America in the Kingdom Parables

C.O. Stadslkev - 1959

The Parable on Forgiveness

Matthew 18:23-35

   The Lords parable in Matthew 18:23-35 is the Parable on Forgiveness. It is a kingdom parable and sets forth the economic law of the Old Scripture on forgiving and can-ceiling debts every seventh year found in Deuteronomy 15, and the fiftieth year jubilee of Lev/tic-us 25, which is really an antitrust and antimonopoly law. Deuteronomy 15 and Leviticus 25 contain two very basic and important economic laws.

   The Lord is the king in this parable who takes account of his servants.

   The fact that the Lord is here presented as a "king" shows that this is a kingdom parable and that civil administration is to be accounted for.

   We must always remember that civil government was ordained of God and that civil administrators must some day give an account to God just as all other mortals must.

   The first servant brought before the king owed him 10,000 talents.

   This servant had nothing whereby to pay this debt so the king commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

   We shall now read verses 26 through 30: "The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. (The Greek word "worshipped" used here is not our modem word worship. Here it implies one who is at the mercy of another or one who has been outmaneuvered.)

   "But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow servant fell down at his feet. and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt."

   This first servant which was hopelessly in debt to the Lord represented those who rejected Christ, bringing great punishment upon themselves, their wives and their children. The fact that the Lord forgave them is evident from the fact that many of them later became faithful Christians.

   The fact that this first servant went out and took a fellow servant by the throat, saying, "Pay me that thou owest" - which amounted to a few dollars - sets forth in symbolic prophecy what is now a matter of history; namely, that evil anti-Christ forces, which have no regard for either the Old or New Scriptures, would saddle Christendom with a pagan debt money system which would give them a stranglehold on everything and everyone in Christendom.

   This money system would enable them to cast the na¬≠tions of Christendom into an economic or financial prison -panics, depressions, and recessions - causing untold sorrow as Jesus implied in verse 31.

   Verse 34 states, "And his lord was wroth, and de¬≠livered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him."

   The manipulators of this debt money system have brought "great torment" or persecution upon themselves, and the worst is perhaps yet to come. For according to the economic law of God and the prophecies of the holy prophets and apostles, the present national debt, with its interest, will be cancelled and a righteous and workable money system will be adopted as we come to the time of the cleansing of the kingdom nation. The Lord indicates in this parable that there will be no forgiveness for the money manipulators until our national debt is forgiven.

   Since my book, "The Inevitable Collapse of our Debt Money System,"* deals with our present money system in the light of Scripture and is available, we shall drop this matter and consider another kingdom parable, excepting to say, that in the Old Scriptures this pagan debt money system is symbolized by the word "yoke" while Jesus uses the symbol of a man being held by the throat - or in other words, it is a system of servitude and strangulation.

* A present day source of this book is unknown.

 

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