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Apostles : What did they have to do to become Jesus's disciples?
Why did Jesus say a person must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, in order to be his disciple?
AMP - 26 If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters--[yes] and even his own life also--he cannot be My disciple.
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NOTE : DID JESUS INSERT THAT PARENTHESE WHICH READS "[in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise]" Who dares to read, interpret God'd mind and His words? Seems to me what he said is pretty clear. He does not say to love him more, which of course is wrong, but never mind, He says to HATE their families. To hate themselves!
Carrying-the-cross-daily Michael Owens Luke 14:26 just cross reference that with Matthew 10:37 "Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me"
Jesus is teaching His disciples in this chapter and HE does not mean hatred as one would think..After all, 1 John 4:7-8 says "Beloved, let us love one another for love is from God and everyone that loves is born of God and knows God.
Jesus may have chosen the word "hate" to show us that this is how a mother or father will perceive the actions of a child who chooses the Lord above them. They will see it as disloyal, especially if we try to witness to them. The love of a Christian for a non-Christian is almost always seen as hatred, intolerance, bigotry, etc. But we must be okay with being seen as "hating." After all, our unbelieving relatives are part of the world, and Jesus said,ď"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me firstĒ John 15:18
What gibberish. What pretexts. What long-winded old bag. Jesus told the apostles to hate their families, plain and simple.
Fact is, though, God never said He created man in His own Image. Were that true, what a colossal boner, what a mistake - oh, well, before unleashing the great flood, did He not say he regretted creating man? As to Jesus telling his disciples to hate their families, again, a Revelation to senile old Evangelists or worse, they made it up. I 'm betting on the latter rather than the former.
Metaphors and parables and you are taking it out of context.
Jesus meant how important it is to follow him.
Some of the Apostles had wives and they did not get divorced.
Peterís Mother-In-Law Healed
14 Jesus came to Peterís house. He saw Peterís wifeís mother in bed. She was very sick. 15 He touched her hand and the sickness left her. She got up and cared for Jesus.