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"These parables are still relevant today" Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.

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Part Three "These parables are still relevant today" Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. Introduction A parable is a short story that Jesus would tell to get a moral or message across to his listeners. He used them because they were very simple and easy to understand, he also used them because the listener would have to interpret the parable themselves and so give their own meaning to it. They would have to apply it to their own life in whichever form their life may take. Also in Jesus' day story telling was one of the best forms of entertainment for people so they were all happy to gather round and listen to Jesus' parables. All these things put together made parables a very good media for Jesus to use to get across his message. My View I think to answer this question you need to take a general look at the parables Jesus told. Having done this carefully I have to say that on the whole I agree with this statement. Most of his parables still have a relevance today in someway. ...read more.

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They are just a few of the parables that are still relevant today, there are many more. I think though that even some of the parables that are not relevant in their current form, can be changed and rewritten still keeping the original message so it makes them so they are relevant for today. I think one thing we must think about today is why if the parables were not relevant today, people still follow there teaching. If the parables were not relevant today then surely people would not bother following the morals and ideas that Jesus included in the parables. If Jesus came back today what would he say to us? Surely he would say exactly the same thing as he did 2000 years ago. I feel that most of the parables are relevant today and I feel that the ones that are not can actually be changed and rewritten so that the message they carry still has relevance today. I think this for the simple fact that we just have to look at the Christian people today and see how a lot of them do follow the teaching of the parables. ...read more.

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Martin Luther King went out of his way to get Black Rights. He was trying to help people who he didn't know, he may never of met any of them but he tried to help and in the end paid the ultimate price for it. Although people like this take Jesus teaching to the extreme Christians believe that it does not have to be on such a grand scale, just by lending someone some money for the bus fair home you are taking Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan and using it in modern day life. Christians believe that even something as small as that is proof that the parables are relevant today. Conclusion My view is that not all parables are timeless and have relevance in modern day society but I think the majority of them do. A lot of them that are not relevant today can be rewritten and changed so that the message is once again true for modern day. I think the main reason parables are still relevant today is because Jesus wanted them to be and so when he was telling them he told them in such away that they would never actually loose there meanings. The parables Jesus told were so simple that a lot would have to change before they would actually lose there relevance. ...read more.

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