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Title: Thoughts on Matthew 20:17?
Post by: Gahaiile on January 17, 2017, 07:39:25 AM
From a translation of 17:20:
"For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ?Move from here to there,? and it will move"

What're your thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Thoughts on Matthew 20:17?
Post by: Jafar on January 17, 2017, 10:16:20 AM
Moving mountain is an expression for solving big problems / issues which seems to be unsolvable..
Title: Re: Thoughts on Matthew 20:17?
Post by: Aries on January 17, 2017, 10:45:36 AM
Salam  :peace:

I am so sorry but I will be the one pointing out the "lapsus": it is 17.20 and not 20.17.

Also the context should be provided as it presents a better picture: Jesus just cast out a demon from someone and the disciples asked him why they could not cast it out while Jesus could. Jesus then answers: "17.20 Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you if you have Faith like a grain of mustard seed...".

So as you see the understanding is deeper than just achieving things, it has to do with an insight and inner fight, imo.

Title: Re: Thoughts on Matthew 20:17?
Post by: Man of Faith on January 18, 2017, 08:02:41 AM
It has to do with confidence, being secure. One must think that "everything is possible nothing is impossible".
Title: Re: Thoughts on Matthew 20:17?
Post by: IsaMuslim on January 05, 2019, 06:52:19 AM
In addition, I would add my personal thoughts regarding that verse, on which I pondered for a time, and which I consider a vital one:

This verse further emphasizes how Jesus is doing all these things by the permission of God, and telling them that they could do the same if they had faith; I would also link closely this episode with the walking on water episode: Peter starts walking on water like Jesus, but as soon as he doubts, he cannot do that anymore and he begin sinking.