prodigal son

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Acceptance, Forgiveness, and Hope: The Parable of the Prodigal Son Explained In the first century AD, Jesus told a parable to the Pharisees, who believed they were better than the common sinners of the world. This has since come to be referred to as The Parable of the Prodigal Son. In this parable, Jesus tells of a family consisting of a father and his two sons. The older son appears to be very well mannered …

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…show the Pharisees that they already have all the gifts of God, that they are a godly people, and that there is reason to celebrate when the ungodly, or lost sinners, are found. The prodigal sonís life was that of complete sin due to his ignorance, but as he moved from this ignorance into knowledge, he realized what a loving father he had and knew that he would be accepted back home. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**