The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10
Parable Symbolism Me Us Spiritual death Birth The world and its ways Sin (Human)---natural man Sin and Vices Certain Man Jerusalem (2700 ft above sea level) “Went down” to Jericho (80 ft below sea level) Fell among thieves Stripped of raiment Wounded All mankind Left the premortal existence From the presence of God To the world A fallen state to Satan (false teachings) The experiences of mortality Subject to first death while second death is a permanent separation from God
Levite Priest—left him Half Dead Samaritan Had Compassion on him Bind Wounds Pours oil Those with partial authority can’t save. Christ was half divine half mortal which is the symbolism of a Samaritan Jesus—purposely look for people Pure love of Christ Christ is compassionate Greek word: Charis---means Grace. Jesus Helps those in need. Binds him with covenants The healing of the Holy Ghost with Peace and Knowledge Priesthood Only Jesus can save Service and Charity towards one another. The action we take towards one another. Knowing when to ask for help. Putting a band-aid on symbolically Olive oil used in anointing, with worthiness
Pours wine Set on Beast Took him to the Inn The Innkeeper The Atonement, representing His Blood Donkey is the symbol of “Peace” When one road in on a donkey it was in Peace, when one rode in on a horse it meant “War” Church, where he will be taken care of. Leaving him there in Good hands Agents of Christ, one to help bring back into the fold. Church leaders. It may sting at first but then it heals What animal do we ride on? Spiritually weak we go to church and take the sacrament. Souls who are waiting to be repaired. A place to get healed. Physically weak we go to the Hospital. Prophets, bishops, Priesthood holders, teachers, etc.
On the morrow. Paid what he owed When I come again Repay Born again. Covering all the cost, a reward , an eternal round The Second Coming Christ covers all costs through the Atonement and rewards well Repentance and the Atonement He will rescue us in our sins Christ will come again to live on the earth. The Millennium Repentance will bring you back to the arms of Heavenly Father, for Christ has paid that through the Atonement. All may receive forgiveness.
Jesus Christ our Savior will rescue us, each one of us, in sin, transgression, sickness, loneliness, all that and more