Parable on Forgiveness

The Parable on Forgiveness
Matthew 18:23-35

The Lords parable in Matthew 18:23-
35 is the Parable on Forgiveness. It is a
kingdom parable and sets forth the economic
law of the Old Scripture on forgiving
and canceling debts every seventh
year as found in Deuteronomy 15, and the
fiftieth year jubilee of Leviticus 25, which
is really an antitrust and anti-monopoly
law. Deuteronomy 15 and Leviticus 25
contain two very basic and important economic

The Lord is the king in this parable
who takes account of his servants.
The fact that the Lord is here presented
as a “king” shows that this is a kingdom
parable and that civil administration
is to be accounted for.

We must always remember that civil
government was ordained of God and that
civil administrators must some day give
an account to God just as all other mortals

The first servant brought before the
king owed him 10,000 talents. This
servant had nothing whereby to pay
this debt so the king commanded him
to be sold, and his wife, and children, and
all that he had, and payment to be made.
We shall now read verses 26 through
30: “The servant therefore fell down,
and worshiped him, saying, Lord,
have patience with me, and I will pay
thee all. “Then the lord of that servant
was moved with compassion, and
loosed him, and forgave him the
debt.” (The Greek word “worshiped”
used here is not our modem word worship.
Here it implies one who is at the mercy of
another or one who has been outmaneuvered.)
“But the same servant went out,
and found one of his fellow servants,
which owed him an hundred pence:
and he laid hands on him, and took
him by the throat, saying, Pay me that
thou owest. And his fellow servant fell
down at his feet. and besought him,
saying, Have patience with me, and I
will pay thee all. And he would not:
but went and cast him into prison, till
he should pay the debt.”

This first servant which was hopelessly
in debt to the Lord represented those
who rejected Christ, bringing great punishment
upon themselves, their wives and
their children. The fact that the Lord forgave
them is evident from the fact that
many of them later became faithful

The fact that this first servant went
out and took a fellow servant by the
throat, saying, “Pay me that thou owest”
— which amounted to a few dollars — sets
forth in symbolic prophecy what is now a
matter of history; namely, that evil anti-
Christ forces, which have no regard for
either the Old or New Scriptures, would
saddle Christendom with a pagan debt
money system which would give them a
stranglehold on everything and everyone
in Christendom.

This money system would enable them
to cast the nations of Christendom into an
economic or financial prison, panics,
depressions, and recessions — causing
untold sorrow as Jesus implied in verse

Verse 34 states, “And his lord was
wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,
till he should pay all that was due unto him.”
The manipulators of this debt money
system have brought “great torment” or
persecution upon themselves, and the
worst is perhaps yet to come. For according
to the economic law of God and the
prophecies of the holy prophets and apostles,
the present national debt, with its
interest, will be canceled and a righteous
and workable money system will be adopted
as we come to the time of the cleansing
of the kingdom nation. The Lord indicates
in this parable that there will be no forgiveness
for the money manipulators until
our national debt is forgiven.

Since my book, “The Inevitable
Collapse of our Debt Money System,”
deals with our present money system in
the light of Scripture and is available, we
shall drop this matter and consider another
kingdom parable, excepting to say, that
in the Old Scriptures this pagan debt
money system is symbolized by the word
“yoke” while Jesus uses the symbol of a
man being held by the throat — or in
other words, it is a system of servitude
and strangulation.