Monday, October 14, 2019

THE SAYING, 'MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN' - EXPLAINED

'For many are called, but few are chosen.' - Matthew 22 vs 14

Hello Dearly Beloved. I bring you Greetings from GOD our FATHER even the LORD JESUS. This Article is set out to correct frivolous and outrageous interpretations given by many to our opening Bible Passage. Read with a ready and open mind. GOD is with you.



"And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen." - Matthew 22 vs 1 - 14 {KING JAMES VERSION}
Now let's analyze this Parable, and see the same Words of the LORD JESUS explain this very Statement as seen in the verse 14, 'For many are called, but few are chosen.'. If you read this Story well, you will understand that at the first, the Servants of the KING were dealt with spitefully by those invited, and those that were invited at the first didn't show up for the Event, so in the verse 9 the KING gave them (the Servants) a crucial command;
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. - {KJV}
You see, because the wedding was ready, and there is a necessity for it to be honored by guests and filled, hence this command. And if you read well, you would understand that the Servants compelled all manner of persons for the Wedding Event, and they came in their number and of different sorts. Now where it's interesting is the scenario from the verse 11 up to the verse 14;

11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few are chosen." - Matthew 22 vs 1 - 14 {KING JAMES VERSION}

The KING came into the wedding hall where the guests were, and saw a man which had not on a wedding garment. Now let's analyze this. It didn't say the KING saw men who had not on a wedding garment, but a man. That means, of all the guests invited/compelled to come for the wedding event, only one man out of all was not on a wedding garment. Agreed right?, yea. Okay. What's a wedding garment as used here, it simply means "Proper Dressing". That's how some other Bible Translation puts it (a man who wasn’t properly dressed). In other words, the KING found a man not properly dressed. You get it?, okay. Now, let's critically judge this situation, if the KING commanded the Servants in the verse 9 to go into the Highways and the Streets to bid/compel as many as they find, HE should have expected that many guests would come in inappropriately dressed, why then was HE concerned about appropriate dressing? - Selah. Also, if the people were compelled to come in into the wedding at such a rush hour, how come that of all that were compelled, only one man was inappropriately dressed? - Selah. This must mean that the people were not rushed into the wedding hall as we might have thought or supposed when we read the story; this does tells us that they had the time for their selves to get dressed for the wedding occasion. - Selah
Okay. So now, let's get into explanations. Let's see verse 13 again;
'Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
This is damnation. This was a pronunciation of judgement. Now, let's allow the Words of the LORD JESUS judge this Parable so that we will be able to have an actual understanding of the Message of this Parable;

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." - Mark 16 vs 15 - 16 {KING JAMES VERSION}

Now, these Words of the LORD gives us the condition for which someone is damned, so from the condition which we find here, we can understand what actually transpired in that Wedding Occasion. The Condition here for a man to be damned is "to not Believe in the Name of JESUS, the SON OF GOD.". So let's get back to the Story and finish up our analysis;

11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen." - Matthew 22 vs 1 - 14 {KING JAMES VERSION}

So looking at the verse 11, we can now understand that the scenario of that man who was invited to the Wedding and had not on a wedding garment symbolizes one who has had the Gospel Preached to Him, yet didn't Believe., that's the man who is damned, and that's the symbolization we see in the verse 13 when He ordered the man to be bound and cast to hell (outer darkness). - Selah. Just read it again;
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
You get it now right?, yea. So the LORD went on in the verse 14 to say;
'For many are called, but few are chosen.'
By interpretation, Many have the Gospel Preached unto them, but not all come in (Believe, hence are Saved). You get it?, yea. Let's see these again (verse 11 - 14) in the Message Bible Translation to wrap this Teaching up;
“When the king entered and looked over the scene, he spotted a man who wasn’t properly dressed. He said to him, ‘Friend, how dare you come in here looking like that!’ The man was speechless. Then the king told his servants, ‘Get him out of here—fast. Tie him up and ship him to hell. And make sure he doesn’t get back in.’
14 “That’s what I mean when I say, ‘Many get invited; only a few make it.’”
You see it?, The LORD gave this Parable to the people to further expound something HE had always said to them. You get the concept of the Parable now right?, yea: and the Revelation of what HE had always told them by HIS saying to them "many are called, but few are chosen" is "many get invited by the Gospel been Preached to them, only a few make it/come in (speaking of they that Receive the Gospel and are Saved by It)." - Selah

So you see, it will be very wrong and Biblically out of context for any one or Preacher to give any other interpretation to this Passage (Many are called, but few are chosen), other than the Interpretation which the Word of the LORD has given and provided. 
If you can, read this Article again.
GOD has Blessed you.
- Jenning U. Angel

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