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And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: (Mark:9:43)


Hell – a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence {narrow} but not a gully or winter torrent): - valley; valley of (the son of) Hinnom; gehenna (or Ge-Hinnom) a valley of Jerusalem used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment.


Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (Mark:9:44)


And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: (Mark:9:45)


Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (Mark:9:46)


And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: (Mark:9:47)


Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (Mark:9:48)


The Gospel of Mark chapter nine verses forty-three through forty-eight sounds more like the, “Apocalyptic Nonsense” of the Gospel of Matthew!


Matthew


Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. (Matthew:18:8)


And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. (Matthew:18:9)


Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew:18:10)


Despise – to think against that is disesteem: - despise.


Why would anyone despise one of the, “Little Ones?”


The author of the Gospel of Matthew seems to be substituting the, “Little Ones” for someone else.


For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (Matthew:18:11)


Lost – to destroy fully (reflexively to perish or lose) literally or figuratively: - destroy die lose mar perish.


Who was lost? Now I’m sure that the author is not talking about a child or children!


How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? (Matthew:18:12)


Astray - to (properly cause to) roam (from safety truth or virtue): - go astray deceive err seduce wander be out of the way.


And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. (Matthew:18:13)


The author of the Gospel of Matthew went from talking about a child or children to talking about sheep.


Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. (Matthew:18:14)


Perish - to destroy fully (reflexively to perish or lose) literally or figuratively: - destroy die lose mar perish.


Who? The sheep or the children?


It seems the author of the Gospel of Matthew has gone back to talking about the children.


It’s a crazy analogy.


The word “Lost” in chapter eighteen verse fourteen of the Gospel of Matthew means; to destroy fully (reflexively to perish or lose) literally or figuratively: - destroy die lose mar perish.


“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost?!


Obviously, the author of the Gospel of Matthew is going through some sort of, “Soul Searching and Psychological” experience, which confirms what I’ve been feeling; that the whole, “Cut It Off Episode” originated in the Gospel of Matthew!


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