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Pateo Newsletter No. 45
Last Saturday, episode 20 of Wholly Scripture TV appeared, which explains the Parable of the Talents. That remarkable story is about servants who were entrusted with some money of their lord. Since I heard this story as a young boy, I immediately thought its meaning was rather straightforward, as the servant who had not done anything with this money was clearly the bad guy. It was therefore a great shock to me when I recently discovered the true meaning of this peculiar parable, which is very different from what I always thought it was. Actually, this parable describes exactly what the root cause is of the problematic situation on this planet.
We find this parable in two Biblical versions of the Good Message, namely in both the Good Message according to Matthew (in chapter 25), and in the Good Message according to Luke (in Chapter 19). In the King James translation of the Bible books, we read the following in Matthew chapter 25, verses 14 through 30:
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed; and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
In that same King James version, we read in Luke chapter 19, the verses 12 through 27 the following:
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin; for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds. For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
I could, of course, very accurately reveal right now and right here in this newsletter what this parable really means. On top of that, I can also unambiguously prove that the Lucas version is much more original than the Matthew version, and that the authors of the latter version did not even understand this parable at all. But what would be the point of all that? The vast majority of the people, and also majority of the readers of these Pateo Newsletters, is apparently not really interested in truths like these. However, if you do not belong to this majority, and you really want to know these truths, then you can subscribe yourself to Wholly Scripture TV. If, for some reason or the other, subscribing is not an option for you, but you nevertheless still would like to know what this simile is all about, then, as an exception, you can order this 20th episode of Wholly Scripture TV for free, provided it is only seen by your eyes, and only heard by your ears. In that case, you can contact me.
One week ago, episode 39 of Pateo TV was released. In this free online video, which lasts 40 minutes, the shocking JFK case of 1963 is irrefutably solved by simply comparing the movie images and the photographs taken from that event.
I hereby challenge any clergyman to a public debate on the truth about God. In particular, I challenge any Christian scholar to explain the meaning of the above parable in a public setting, so that all present will know who of us really tells the truth.
I hereby challenge any university scholar to a public debate on the truth about any fundamental scientific subject. In particular, I challenge all physicists, all psychologists, and all philosophers to do so.
I hereby challenge any physician to a public debate on the truth about health.
I hereby challenge any journalist to a public debate on the truth about impartial reporting. Also the reporters of popular alternative media are hereby strongly challenged by me.
I hereby challenge any politician to a public debate on the truth about fair representation of the electorate and the truth about honest public administration.
I hereby challenge any bank director to a public debate on the truth about real value and fair transaction systems.
I hereby challenge any lawyer to a public debate on the truth about the Law.
A large public hall filled with people and camera’s or a live video stream on the internet will do. Anyone who does not dare to accept this challenge is clearly not telling the truth!
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With Love and Wisdom,
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