Aren’t Genesis 2:17 & Romans 6:23 About Spiritual Death? for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. A story is told of a Christian student who at a Christian mission spoke to a man about his soul. First, some told Jesus “about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices” (Luke 13:1). 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. 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). You do not need to be a Bible scholar to see that Luke 13:1-5 is not an evangelistic passage. I thought it would be a good way to begin 2021 by race-walking a marathon (26.2 miles). A. Here, Jesus’ conclusion has earth-shattering implications for us. 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. Jesus also mentioned a group of Galilean men. It "may" be that they are in quite as much danger of perishing as those are whom they regard as so wicked. 4. 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. But not every man, woman, and child was concerned. After all, over one million Jews died less than forty years later in the Jewish War of AD 66-70. you will all likewise perish; Repentance and perishing. 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." The Lord Jesus gave the nation of Israel upwards of forty years. SERMON: REPENT OR PERISH...Luke 13:1-5..March 3, 2013 The word repentance has been greatly reduced from its more profound spiritual meaning. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 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. No doubt about it. Understand the meaning of Luke 13:3 using all available Bible versions and commentary. His enigmatic answer is that if those asking the question did not repent, they likewise would perish. (c) Vid. l. 3. c. 5. Grace In Focus is sent to subscribers in the United States free of charge. 1-3. Matthew 3:2,10-12 , 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! 3 I tell you, no! Do you suppose they were worse sinners than ALL the others? Good and evil are mingled; the good and the bad suffer, and all are exposed here to calamity. LUKE 13:1-9. It suggests that the Lord Jesus is warning them that they may be next. Luke 13:1-9 Repent or Perish. What One Must Do to Have Everlasting Life. He never suffered a suitable occasion to pass without warning the wicked, and entreating them to forsake their evil ways. All of us die one day. REPENT OR PERISH (LUKE 13:1-5) Home / REPENT OR PERISH (LUKE 13:1-5) September 6, 2020 REPENT OR PERISH (LUKE 13:1-5) Speaker: Rev. 1-5) warns of the coming judgment— “unless you repent, you will all perish” (v. 3). So we may infer of the effects of licentiousness. No matter what befalls others, "we" are sinners; "we" are to die; "we" shall be lost unless we repent. 2 Jesus answered, Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 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. But unless you repent, you too will all perish” (Luke 13:4–5). Luke 13:5. But a large crowd from Jerusalem, Judea, and the region around the Jordan did go.2. Repent or Perish. First, in the sea of humanity differences abound. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 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). The story of the Galileans (vv. "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." They came to him believing that these men who had perished were especially wicked. The Fig Tree, Luke 13:1-9. 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. See the Book of Job, and the reasonings of his three "friends.". In todays episode, Dr. Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar are addressing the word “death” in the scriptures. Both examples refer to Jews who died physically. ... 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. 1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood # ch. He does not call the people to faith in Him. Jesus was not discussing the promise of life here. Over and over again he said those three words and wrote them on the blackboard. No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” – Luke 13:1-5, ESV This passage is often misunderstood, but in it the Holy Spirit teaches us … The fact that men come to a sudden and violent death is not proof that they are especially wicked. l. 6. c. 11. Welcome to Grace in Focus Radio. Many did not even know about the visit of the magi. Luke 12:22-34 Jesus Warns About Worry. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose you that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I balked at that suggestion because of the word all. He warned of this in advance. (v. 5) I tell you, no! Leon Morris says, “His likewise can scarcely mean that they will be killed in exactly the same way.”3 Morris envisions two possible deaths. Compare the notes at Matthew 24. 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." Luke 13. The tragedy was obviously well-known to Jesus’ hearers. Matthew 3:5. GES uses all contributions and proceeds from the sales of our resources to further the gospel of grace in the United States and abroad. 3 I tell you, noBut unless you repent, you too will all perish. We envision a mean judge with his long finger in our faces saying something like, 'repent , repent you didn't pay the rent.' Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. And he answered them, #[Job 4:7; John 9:2; Ac ... Luke 13. The Lesson, "REPENT OR Perish," Suggested by Two Recent Incidents, and Illustrated by the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree. Summary: Jesus spoke of a disaster in Jerusalem that killed 18 people when a tower collapsed. Jonah only gave the Ninevites forty days (Jonah 3:4). Repent or Perish There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood #ch. Luke 13:6-9 tells about a man who had a fig tree planted in his vineyard that did not produce figs. Bonface Nyangolo. We cannot just pull words out and make them mean what we think they should mean. de Bello Jud. These Galileans died at the hand of Pilate. TWO STORIES AND A PARABLE. I remember Professor Howard Hendricks at Dallas Theological Seminary stressing three words in our first-year Bible Study Methods course: observation, interpretation, and application. Section 84. In todays modern Christianity we rarely hear any preacher say “Repent or Perish”! Luke 12:49-59 Christ Brings Division. These examples serve to illustrate what He means by the words unless you repent you will all likewise perish. ‘Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.’ Luke 13:3; Luke 13:5. I suspect this verse is used due to a misunderstanding of the type of Universalism that is being addressed. 1 Don't try His Patience. 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. Repent or Perish. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. 13. (6) We must repent. 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. Two examples are given in Luke 13:1-5, one by the Lord Himself and one by His audience. 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. For Christian Universalism that teaches that all will repent and all are saved through Jesus Christ this verse is a statement of fact. Introduction Two tragedies were fresh in the minds of the Jewish people. ges@faithalone.org. Luke 13:3 Context. (3) this is not a world of retribution. 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. Box 1308, Denton, TX 76202. Let us, then, think of "ourselves" rather than of "others;" and when we hear of any signal calamity happening to others, let us remember that there is calamity in another world as well as here; and that while our fellow-sinners are exposed to trials "here," we may be exposed to more awful woes "there." Bob Wilkin is Executive Director of Grace Evangelical Society and co-host of Grace in Focus Radio. 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.]. He lives in Highland Village, TX with his wife, Sharon. 3 No, I tell you; but unless you r repent, you will all likewise perish. Jesus took occasion, contrary to their expectation, to make a practical use of that fact, and to warn them of their own danger. Apparently, they were looking for ways to get Jesus to agree with them politically. 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. I tell you, nay I affirm it, and you may depend upon it, they were not greater sinners than others: though such a melancholy accident befell them, not without the providence of God: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish; Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges 3. except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish] The first meaning of the words was doubtless prophetic. You cannot interpret correctly, Prof Hendricks would say, unless you observe carefully. i. Jesus' warning that they must repent or perish had an immediate, chilling fulfillment. & l. 7. c. 17. And unless they repent, they will perish. Watch Download PDF. 1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Second, “the point may be execution by the Romans. Here are two examples: Matthew 2:3. Then about a dozen years later, I changed my understanding of repentance, and of the passage we discuss in this blog. Today's New International Version. (Luke 13:3.) Unless we repent we will ALL likewise perish. However, I should have been more open to that suggestion. I’ve been working on a book on repentance. Joseph. The Lord says nothing about everlasting life or about escaping eternal condemnation. But unless you repent, you too will all perish." INTRO: Considering mankind we want to note two things. Second, Jesus then brought up an example of His own: “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?” (Luke 13:4). Ye shall all likewise perish - You shall all be destroyed in a similar manner. Why did God allow good Jews to be killed by Pilate? 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. 13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. That is the matter under discussion. Jesus is saying that unless they repent, God would allow a lot more Jews to be killed, and soon. The location of the tower at Siloam is unknown, although it may have been part of Jerusalem’s wall near the pool of Siloam. Luke Chapter 13. 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. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on this subject over thirty years ago. But unless you repent, you too will all perish. (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." 1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood p Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Luke 10:13–15. Likewise Suggests the Same Kind of Perishing. 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. Luke 12:13-21 The Parable of the Rich Fool. 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. 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. The primary source of Grace Evangelical Society's funding is through charitable contributions. Luke gives us a pair of stories that call us to repentance (vv. except. Even so, many commentators understand Luke 13:1-5 in that way.1 There is nothing about eternal condemnation in this context. These examples serve to illustrate what He means by the words unless you repent you will all likewise perish . He introduced it easily, freely, fully. Repent or Perish! “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. "Repent" Luke gives us three illustrations of repentance in the face of judgment. This was remarkably fulfilled. At any rate, they gave Him an opportunity of speaking to them about their own souls. That principle is on prominent display in Luke 13:1-5. His latest book is Turn and Live: The Power of Repentance. We must all repent or we shall perish. Except ye repent - Except you forsake your sins and turn to God. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? He knew that the nation would not repent and that over one million would die. Luke 13:18-35 Jesus Teaches About the Kingdom of God. First, God might simply take their lives “in due course” as a result of their unrepentant sins. Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 13:3. Jesus declared that these were only examples of greater judgments to come npon all who fail to repent. 13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Euseb. 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. The verb tense in Luke 13:3 (unless you repent) describes a continuing repentance. 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 likewise perish. J.C. Ryle . 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. That is, they too may be killed. "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish." I am an atheist.” And so the student quoted Luke 13:5 – “Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish.” (4) there is another world a future state - a world where the good will be happy and the wicked punished. Luke 13:10-17 A Crippled Woman Healed on the Sabbath. And the man said “I don’t believe the Bible. The issue raised in v1 is why God allowed some Jews to be killed. Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. “Herod the king…was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.” There was widespread concern. 6-9). Jesus did not say that was correct. Lu 13:1-9. 242-43. [Thus, we must all, absolutely and necessarily repent.] The murder of the Galilæans is an event of which we know nothing certain. Both stories call for repentance. Unless the hearers repented, they would likewise suffer at the hands of the Romans.”. Woe "there" is eternal; here, a calamity like that produced by a falling tower is soon over. 1-5) and a parable that illustrates the patience and love of God (vv. 3 I tell you, no! In the days when Jesus walked upon this earth, people liked to point to the calamities of others as visitations of divine justice. (2) that that conclusion, in the way in which it is usually drawn, is erroneous. Consider the barren fig tree. EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT [Zane C. Hodges, "Unless You Repent You Will Perish: Repentance in Luke 13:1-5"]: "Biblical repentance [meaning a change to godly behavior] is not a condition for a person’s eternal salvation. In this video, we discuss one of the most misused and misquoted passages in the Bible, Luke 13:3-5, where Jesus states, "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish… Scripture: Luke 13:1-5. The reference here to the impending destruction of Jerusalem is far from exhausting our Lord's weighty words; they manifestly point to a "perdition" of a more awful kind—future, personal, remediless. The motives of those who told our Lord of the event we are left to conjecture. P.O. 2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. 0 0. Luke 13-14 New International Version (NIV) Repent or Perish. People are tall/short, young/old, skinny/not-so-skinny and the list of differences is endless. That was the question the Lord Jesus was answering. I tell you, Nay - Jesus assured them that it was not right to draw such a conclusion respecting these men. Luke 13:1-5 . The subject of religion was always present to his mind. Human nature has not changed. Woe to you, Chorazin! 3:1Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 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. Luke 12:35-48 Preparing for His Coming. Fail to notice that, and you will misunderstand these verses as I did when I wrote my dissertation. We determine what these words mean by what we observe in the context. woe to you, Bethsaida! They may experience the same fate. Denomination: Baptist. REPENT OR PERISH (Outline) March 19 2006 - Lent 3 - Luke 13:1-13. It was good news for that generation of Jews living in Israel if it received Him and His message. Those who thus perish may be far more virtuous than many that live. LUKE 13:5. 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? What is "their" condition? 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