Mark vii. 15-19) that all meats are clean (vide Revised Version and best reading).
243. M. How could Christ commend the unjust steward, as the Gospel says He did
(Luke xvi. 8)?
C. The Gospel does not say He did. It represents Him as saying that the master
of the house did so, probably by saying, "What a clever trick that rogue has
244. M. But in Luke xvi. 9 we are told that Christ said to His disciples,
"Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness." Surely Christ
never said that1.
C. He did, but not in the sense in which you understand the words. What they mean
is, "Make good use of your money and other property: do good with it, and people whom
you have helped here will welcome you in Paradise. Your money is not yours: it is God's,
and you are His stewards. Without dishonesty you may imitate the steward in the parable,
and by doing good with it get a reward hereafter."
245. M. "God is not mocked" (Gal. vi. 7), but Jesus was (Luke xxii.
63). Therefore Jesus is not God.
C. The verbs used in these two verses are quite different and have different
meanings, as a reference to any version other than the English would show you. The context
also shows the difference of sense. It is well for us all to remember that "God is
not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that