8. Parable of the net —
a. The net — the gospel message
b. The good fish — Christians/believers
c. The bad fish — hypocrites
d. The fishermen — Jesus and anyone else who shares and spreads the gospel
e. The two outcomes for the two types of fish — The good fish were plucked out of the net and kept. The bad fish were discarded.
9. a. In each example, there is a gathering together of the good and bad at the end of the age. The good and bad will be separated. The bad will be discarded.
b. I think Jesus gave more than one example to emphasize the importance.
c. I’m prone to worrying about whether or not I’m a hypocrite or the real deal. The accuser of the brethren has a lot of helpers among the “brethren.” I grew up under a lot of condemnation. I kind of feel like the wording in this question falls into that category. Or maybe it’s just me. Anyone else feel that way?