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Daily Archives: March 19, 2017

Mathew 25: The ‘Luke, I Am Your Father’ of Scripture

Ask your average Star Wars fan the Darth Vader quote when he tells Luke about their relationship and you will more likely than not get “Luke, I am your father.” That is not actually the quote. It is really “No. I am your father.”

But over time, more and more people think it is the former. The movie Snow White has a similar one. You probably say it, “Mirror, mirror on the wall – who is the fairest one of all?” It is actually “Magic mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest one of all?”

In the same way, ask who “the least of these” is in Matthew 25:40-45 and you probably think it is the poor, generally. “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’” (Matt 25:45 ESV).

That is the common view today, but it is neither the most accurate view or even the predominate view in church history.
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