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LukeFriday, Jul 23, 2021

Luke

Hating Your Family

Yeshua’s Missionary Discourse is full of warnings and admonitions for His disciples as they go about proclaiming the gospel. One of these admonitions is that one must hate their family. However, the word “hate” in this context has nothing to do with hatred as we normally understand it.

Yeshua’s Missionary Discourse is full of warnings and admonitions for His disciples as they go about proclaiming the gospel. One of these admonitions is that one must hate their family. However, the word “hate” in this context has nothing to do with hatred as we normally understand it.

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