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  1. The Cost of Being a Disciple
    25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

  2. Specifically, the section is entitled “the cost of being a disciple” and specifically states “hate” not “love more than”. This leaves very little room for interpretation.

  3. There is very little bias – I AM READING THE EXACT WORDS. THE WORDS SPELL OUT “HATE”. The exact word. They section does not mention “LOVE’ anywhere at all. Geez, seriously, how much more obvious does it need to be?

    You’re the only one ‘interpreting’ something, and you are magically ‘interpreting’ the word ‘hate’ to ‘actually’ mean ‘love. Seriously, how blinded can a human being be???

    “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.”

  4. So, if someone walks up to you, and tells you “I really hate everything about you”, you will just interpret that as “they really mean that they love me” ????

  5. So, @Timothy Ramos, in other words you are saying that this quote is a reaffirmation of the 1st commandment and a contradiction of the 4th? Why would Luke interpret this event and quote differently than others who were present at the same event?

  6. I didn’t see Tim’s comment when I wrote my reply, despite him having posted it much prior – thanks Facebook!

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