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Parables Of Jesus Christ: The Net
The Messiah's parable of the net:
"13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away." (Matthew 13:47-48 KJV)
As with most of His other parables, the parable of the net is prophetic, as the Christ plainly stated:
"13:49 So shall it be at The End Of The World: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 13:49-50 KJV)
"According to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness"
Christ's parables were often based upon well-known life experiences. At least four of the apostles were fishermen who would thereafter become "fishers of men" - using a different sort of "net" (ironically, the true Gospel is also being preached today by the Inter-net):
"4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand [see The Gospel of The Kingdom of God].
Peter later alluded to the parable of the net and the fire that will be a "sea" upon the earth to permanently separate the good from the evil.
"3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation [see also Christ The Creator]. 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Fact Finder: What natural element is common to the flood of water in the time of Noah and the coming flood of fire?