On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/19/22), Hank continues to highlight the days of Holy Week. On Holy Tuesday we commemorate the Parable of the Ten Virgins as found in Matthew chapter 25. In this parable—this extended simile with extraordinary sharp teeth—the coming of Christ is likened to the coming of the bridegroom to the home of his bride during the sacramental ritual of marriage. In the narrative of the parable, there are ten virgins—five wise and five foolish. The five wise virgins are illustrative of those who practice almsgiving and mercy. The five foolish represent those who selfishly squander God’s provisions upon themselves. In the end, the bridegroom arrives and the five who were prepared went in with him to the eternal wedding banquet. And then, says Jesus “the door was shut.” To the five foolish virgins who belatedly asked for the door to be opened the bridegroom replied, “I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.”
Hank also answers the following question:
- My son struggles with knowing that he’s saved. He said that he’s prayed and prayed but doesn’t feel like he hears from God. What can I say to him?