0 0. 1 Don't try His Patience. Likewise Suggests the Same Kind of Perishing. The fact that men come to a sudden and violent death is not proof that they are especially wicked. In this he showed his love for the souls of people, and in this he set us an example that we should walk in his steps. 1-5) warns of the coming judgment— “unless you repent, you will all perish” (v. 3). 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? What is "their" character? But, He said, that unless we repent, we shall also perish. He never suffered a suitable occasion to pass without warning the wicked, and entreating them to forsake their evil ways. 2 And he answered them, q "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? To get what Luke 13:5 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. "Repent" Luke gives us three illustrations of repentance in the face of judgment. He warned of this in advance. 3 I tell you, noBut unless you repent, you too will all perish. But if it rejected Him and His message, then it would result in exile and widespread death. Woe "there" is eternal; here, a calamity like that produced by a falling tower is soon over. but except ye repent; of sin, and particularly of the disbelief of the Messiah: ye shall likewise perish; or perish, in like manner, as these Galileans did: and so it came to pass in the destruction of Jerusalem, that great numbers of the unbelieving Jews, even three hundred thousand men were destroyed at the feast of passover (c); and that for sedition, as these men very likely were. Watch Download PDF. 6-9). That principle is on prominent display in Luke 13:1-5. 3 No, I tell you; but unless you r repent, you will all likewise perish. Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish, the parable of the barren fig tree, Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath Luke Chapter 13 Luke 13:1 "There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices." Luke 13:3 Context. Jesus also mentioned a group of Galilean men. 3 I tell you, no! EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT Summary: Jesus spoke of a disaster in Jerusalem that killed 18 people when a tower collapsed. 13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Here are two examples: Matthew 2:3. J.C. Ryle . Grace In Focus is sent to subscribers in the United States free of charge. Understand the meaning of Luke 13:3 using all available Bible versions and commentary. Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Both stories call for repentance. And unless they repent, they will perish. The subject of religion was always present to his mind. But not every man, woman, and child was concerned. woe to you, Bethsaida! REPENT OR PERISH (Outline) March 19 2006 - Lent 3 - Luke 13:1-13. The motives of those who told our Lord of the event we are left to conjecture. Today's New International Version. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on this subject over thirty years ago. About this time that party would be at its height, and if Pilate caused this detachment of them to be waylaid and put to death as they were offering their sacrifices at one of the festivals, that would be "mingling their blood with their sacrifices" [Grotius, Webster and Wilkinson, but doubted by De Wette, Meyer, Alford, &c.]. Repent or Perish. Dios se ha revelado a la humanidad de diferentes maneras. 242-43. (5) when people are disposed to speak about the great guilt of others, and the calamities that come upon them, they should inquire about "themselves." The Fig Tree, Luke 13:1-9. The issue in this passage is clear from the illustration the people bring to Jesus about the death of Jewish worshippers at the hands of Pilate. Do you suppose they were worse sinners than ALL the others? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” -Luke 13:1-5 There’s so much in this short passage, but to summarize it, you have people who are asking Jesus about, basically, an instance of moral evil, and an instance of natural evil. The verb tense in Luke 13:3 (unless you repent) describes a continuing repentance. What is "their" condition? Jonah only gave the Ninevites forty days (Jonah 3:4). Human nature has not changed. Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. As Jesus repeated, ‘Unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did’ (13:3, 5). And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose you that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? ‘Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.’ Luke 13:3; Luke 13:5. Consider the barren fig tree. , in fact our modern day version of Jesus has him so watered down that he wouldn’t even dare say such a thing, but he did! And the man said “I don’t believe the Bible. Repent or Perish There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood #ch. (4) there is another world a future state - a world where the good will be happy and the wicked punished. The word all is often used in the NT to refer not to 100% of a city or nation, but to a large number or a large percentage. Bob Wilkin is Executive Director of Grace Evangelical Society and co-host of Grace in Focus Radio. The coming of the Messiah for Israel was both good and bad news. The tragedy was obviously well-known to Jesus’ hearers. I’ve been working on a book on repentance. ges@faithalone.org. Good and evil are mingled; the good and the bad suffer, and all are exposed here to calamity. “Herod the king…was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.” There was widespread concern. They came to him believing that these men who had perished were especially wicked. l. 3. c. 5. Here he had reference, no doubt, to the calamities that were coming upon them, when thousands of the people perished. "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish." I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. First, God might simply take their lives “in due course” as a result of their unrepentant sins. But we should not thus infer when a man's house is burned down, or when his children die, or when he is visited with a loss of health; nor should we infer it of the nations that are afflicted with famine, or the plague, or with the ravages of war; nor should we infer it when a man is killed by lightning, or when he perishes by the blowing up of a steamboat. That was the question the Lord Jesus was answering. This chapter is drawn from one of the proposed chapters for this upcoming book. Perhaps there was never any reproof more delicate and yet more severe than this. 13. He knew that the nation would not repent and that over one million would die. “Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him [John the Baptist]…” Again, not every man, woman, and child went. The fall of the tower of Siloam is not mentioned in other historical records, and, since the Bible gives no more detail of the structure’s collapse, we cannot be sure what the tower was for or why it fell. The location of the tower at Siloam is unknown, although it may have been part of Jerusalem’s wall near the pool of Siloam. No matter what befalls others, "we" are sinners; "we" are to die; "we" shall be lost unless we repent. However, I should have been more open to that suggestion. Here, Jesus’ conclusion has earth-shattering implications for us. We determine what these words mean by what we observe in the context. The issue raised in v1 is why God allowed some Jews to be killed. He introduced it easily, freely, fully. 13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. No doubt about it. See the Book of Job, and the reasonings of his three "friends.". INTRO: Considering mankind we want to note two things. Bonface Nyangolo. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. First, some told Jesus “about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices” (Luke 13:1). Regardless of why they died, the questioners needed to realize that they were in real peril of death themselves. It would not make sense to say that these two cases in which Jews died physically illustrates that likewise unless you repent you will be eternally condemned. Why did God allow good Jews to be killed by Pilate? Apparently, they were looking for ways to get Jesus to agree with them politically. His enigmatic answer is that if those asking the question did not repent, they likewise would perish. Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Two examples are given in Luke 13:1-5, one by the Lord Himself and one by His audience. 1 See, for example, Darrell L. Bock, A Theology of Luke and Acts (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012), 258, 264; C. Marvin Pate, Luke (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1995), p. 284 (Pate says v 3 refers to “spiritual judgment before God, not necessarily a life shortened by tragedy; he says that v 5 possibly anticipates AD 70, but the words of v 5” more probably refer, once again, to judgment from God); John Piper says, “Since Jesus connects it directly to sin and since he says it can be escaped by repentance, I take it to mean final judgment…Unless you repent, you too will be taken unawares and experience a horrible end–the judgment of God beyond the grave” (https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/unless-you-repent-you-will-all-likewise-perish). Luke 12:13-21 The Parable of the Rich Fool. Denomination: Baptist. Luke 13-14 New International Version (NIV) Repent or Perish. Jesus took occasion, contrary to their expectation, to make a practical use of that fact, and to warn them of their own danger. When I was working on my doctoral dissertation, my advisor, that is, my first reader, Zane Hodges, suggested that the issue here might be physical death. 1-5) and a parable that illustrates the patience and love of God (vv. 1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. I balked at that suggestion because of the word all. The murder of the Galilæans is an event of which we know nothing certain. In the opening verse of Luke 13 we are told that the events that follow in verses 1-9 occurred on the same day as the events reported in Luke 12. you will all likewise perish; Repentance and perishing. Luke 13:1-5 . They may experience the same fate. The Lord Jesus gave the nation of Israel upwards of forty years. 1-3. Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ... " has nothing to do with sin or, generally, with religion or asking for forgiveness. Woe to you, Chorazin! You do not need to be a Bible scholar to see that Luke 13:1-5 is not an evangelistic passage. Luke 10:13–15. de Bello Jud. Repent or Perish Luke 13. 2 Jesus answered, Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? Jesus did not say that was correct. There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. (v. 5) I tell you, no! Luke 13:5. Repent or Perish! Many did not even know about the visit of the magi. Repent or Perish 1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. News of this being brought to our Lord, to draw out His views of such, and whether it was not a judgment of Heaven, He simply points them to the practical view of the matter: "These men are not signal examples of divine vengeance, as ye suppose; but every impenitent sinner—ye yourselves, except ye repent—shall be like monuments of the judgment of Heaven, and in a more awful sense." 3 Leon Morris, Luke: An Introduction and Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press, 1974, 1988), pp. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. Jesus declared that these were only examples of greater judgments to come npon all who fail to repent. [Thus, we must all, absolutely and necessarily repent.] SERMON: REPENT OR PERISH...Luke 13:1-5..March 3, 2013 The word repentance has been greatly reduced from its more profound spiritual meaning. You cannot interpret correctly, Prof Hendricks would say, unless you observe carefully. So we may infer of the effects of licentiousness. It suggests that the Lord Jesus is warning them that they may be next. For Christian Universalism that teaches that all will repent and all are saved through Jesus Christ this verse is a statement of fact. Except ye repent - Except you forsake your sins and turn to God. First, some told Jesus “about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had … 3:1Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. People are tall/short, young/old, skinny/not-so-skinny and the list of differences is endless. 2 See “Does ‘All’ Ever Mean ‘All’ in Scripture?” by Tom Hicks at https://www.biblestudytools.com/blogs/founders-ministries-blog/does-all-ever-mean-all-in-scripture.html. The Lord says nothing about everlasting life or about escaping eternal condemnation. He was not even saying one way or another whether those who died either at Pilate’s hands or when the tower fell because they were in the spiritual far country (Luke 15:11-24). The Greek word translated as "repent" has a primary meaning of to understand something after the fact, with the sense of seeing it is too late. Even so, many commentators understand Luke 13:1-5 in that way.1 There is nothing about eternal condemnation in this context. Luke 13:18-35 Jesus Teaches About the Kingdom of God. Section 84. i. Jesus' warning that they must repent or perish had an immediate, chilling fulfillment. Over and over again he said those three words and wrote them on the blackboard. Fail to notice that, and you will misunderstand these verses as I did when I wrote my dissertation. Lk 13:5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” ALL-The line should not be drawn from tragedy to exceptional sinners but from tragedy to us. Introduction Two tragedies were fresh in the minds of the Jewish people. Euseb. ... His statement that they repent or perish is a bold confrontation of sin; something the Jews did not appreciate Jesus pointing out, particularly when they are expecting Jesus to side with them about the slaughter of the Galileans. The primary source of Grace Evangelical Society's funding is through charitable contributions. This was remarkably fulfilled. He is also a prophet. Jesus was not discussing the promise of life here. Luke 13:3. But unless you repent, you too will all perish." It is important to understand that Luke 13:1-9 follows Jesus’ warning that people who reject Him will be judged and suffer the eternal consequences of not believing in Christ and rejecting Him. These examples serve to illustrate what He means by the words unless you repent you will all likewise perish . I thought it would be a good way to begin 2021 by race-walking a marathon (26.2 miles). These examples serve to illustrate what He means by the words unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Jesus was prophesying in Luke 13:3, 5. "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Then about a dozen years later, I changed my understanding of repentance, and of the passage we discuss in this blog. To emphasise the point, Luke has Jesus now introduce what appears to be a simple parable, as he frequently did to illustrate his teaching, in order to make his hearers think for themselves and come to a personal decision. These Galileans died at the hand of Pilate. Unless You Repent You Will All Likewise Perish (Luke 13:3, 5), The Grace New Testament Commentary (Revised Edition), Free Grace Church and Bible Study Tracker. After all, over one million Jews died less than forty years later in the Jewish War of AD 66-70. Jesus expresses Himself with greater intensity as He proceeds = ye shall perish likewise; nay, in the same way (Luke 13:5, ὡσαύτως), your towers and temples falling about your ears. Two examples are given in Luke 13:1-5, one by the Lord Himself and one by His audience. I suspect this verse is used due to a misunderstanding of the type of Universalism that is being addressed. While on earth He prophesied many things, including the destruction of the temple (Matt 24:1-2; Luke 19:43-44), which occurred in AD 70. 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Aren’t Genesis 2:17 & Romans 6:23 About Spiritual Death? Those who thus perish may be far more virtuous than many that live. Luke 12:49-59 Christ Brings Division. Luke 13 is the thirteenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It records several parables and teachings told by Jesus Christ and his lamentation over the city of Jerusalem. He lives in Highland Village, TX with his wife, Sharon. l. 6. c. 11. I am an atheist.” And so the student quoted Luke 13:5 – “Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish.” 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? Joseph. In Sent to bear fruit that will last. First, in the sea of humanity differences abound. Repent or Perish. Lu 13:1-9. What One Must Do to Have Everlasting Life. From this account of the Galileans we may learn: (1) That people are very prone to infer, when any great calamity happens to others, that they are especially guilty. A. There all that is irregular on earth will be regulated; all that appears unequal will be made equal; all that is chaotic will be reduced to order. Jesus is saying that unless they repent, God would allow a lot more Jews to be killed, and soon. TWO STORIES AND A PARABLE. We must all repent or we shall perish. A story is told of a Christian student who at a Christian mission spoke to a man about his soul. Galileans—possibly the followers of Judas of Galilee, who, some twenty years before this, taught that Jews should not pay tribute to the Romans, and of whom we learn, from Ac 5:37, that he drew after him a multitude of followers, who on his being slain were all dispersed. Unless the hearers repented, they would likewise suffer at the hands of the Romans.”. In todays modern Christianity we rarely hear any preacher say “Repent or Perish”! 1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood p Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Unless we repent we will ALL likewise perish. He did not tell them that "they" were as bad as the Galileans, but left them to "infer" it, for if they did not repent, they must soon likewise be destroyed. All of us die one day. 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