Yes or no. Do you acknowledge "Jerusalem Mother?"?
Gal 4:26 " But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother."
- 1 year agoFavourite answer
Yes I do. The Bride of the Spirit (Rev 22:17) and wife of the Lamb descending from heaven (Rev 22:9-20).
God bless you.
- Anonymous1 year ago
By reciting the rosary every day with care and sincerity, a person can better know the true meanings of Bible verses.
- Bulky_BobLv 71 year ago
The Galatian Christians are being deceived into thinking they need to follow the law of Moses, as well as believe in Christ, in order to be saved (Galatians 2:4). Calling on the story of Abraham, Paul is refuting this idea by creating an allegory of pairs:
Abraham had two wives, Hagar and Sarah. Hagar was a slave, and Sarah was free.
Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael, born to the slave, was also a slave (Genesis 16:1–3). Isaac, born to the free woman, was also free (Genesis 21:1–3).
God made two covenants. Hagar represents the one given at Mount Sinai with the law of Moses. All born under the law are like children born to a slave woman; they are born into slavery themselves. God's covenant with Abraham, however, promised freedom.
And now, according to Paul's analogy, there are two Jerusalems. Hagar also corresponds to the Jerusalem of Paul's day. It is under the slavery of the Roman government, but it is also the seat of Jewish power, representing the law of Moses. In that way, it is the Jerusalem under slavery.
There is another Jerusalem, though. Paul describes it as being "above" and being free. He writes that Jerusalem is our mother. The implication is that as Sarah, the free woman, is mother to Isaac, this "above Jerusalem," the free one, is mother to those who trust in Christ to save them.
Other New Testament writers describe a new Jerusalem, as well. Hebrews 12:22 calls it the "heavenly Jerusalem" and the "city of the living God." This free Jerusalem is where God Himself lives right now. John describes the day when all will be made right once and for all and this "new Jerusalem" will come down out of heaven. On that day, God will come to live with His people (Revelation 21:2–3).
- Anonymous1 year ago
Those chosen to rule with Christ in heaven number 144,000 and the "Jerusalem above" Jehovah's heavenly org of spirit creatures is their "mother" in essence become part of Jehovah's heavenly family-Rev 7:1-4 jw.org
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- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 year ago
It is against Yahoo rules to ask a Q that only is to have a "Yes" or "No" answer. Besides, nobody can post less than 15 characters by way of an answer. My answer is that you first have to explain who the "our" refers to in that scripture.
EDIT - Thank you, Robbie. I agree that all who believe in the Jesus of the Bible belong to "the Jerusalem above" who is our spiritual 'mother', because they belong to Jesus by faith and the indwelling Holy Spirit.
As Bulky Bob explained in his answer, the biblical understanding of "Jerusalem above" is not in identifying any individual people, or organization as that, but how he detailed it, from the scriptures. So, I will not elaborate except to say many Christians have been fooled into thinking their church leaders are some kind of "spiritual Mother" to them, and that they are involved in this "Jerusalem above". I disagree with that.