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// Cast Not Your Pearls Before Swine Or Dogs Matthew 7:6* 15K+ ↓↓   ↓

"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." (Matthew 7:6).

What does this mean? In a parable (Matthew 13:45-46), Jesus Christ talked about a man who sold all that he had, in order to purchase one pearl of great value. The pearl was symbolic of Heaven, and his new found Christianity, and all that represents. The "pearls" Jesus is talking about here obviously means the same things - Heaven, Christianity, Faith, Salvation, Knowledge of God, Gifts of the Holy Ghost.

"Dogs" or "Swine" would be the enemy, his workers, and the Godless, un-saved, wicked evil people on the earth.

The word "rend" is defined as: "to separate into parts with force or violence", "to harrow or distress (the heart) with painful feelings"...

With the "pearls", the "swine" and "rend" defined, what does it mean to "cast not your pearls before swine"? I will make up my own parable(s) here to explain this...

Parable 1. A Christian man who has progressed far into his faith, has had some absolutely amazing experiences in the Holy Ghost. He has been given knowledge that only a true Christian Saint would receive. One day he meets a Godless, evil man who is blaspheming, swearing, and living in sin. He decides to minister to this evil man. Instead of preaching the Gospel of Repentance, the Christian man starts telling the evil man all about the special experiences he has been granted in the presence of God. (Instead of keeping his "pearls" safe, he has just cast them before swine.) The evil man instantly starts to laugh, and mock on the Christian man, telling him off and renounces everything he has told him. (The swine has just "trampled" on his pearls.) The evil man now starts verbally, emotionally and spiritually attacking the Christian man, because he hates him. (The "swine" has now decided to "rend" the Christian man.)

Parable 2. A Christian woman falls in love and get’s hooked on an evil, wicked godless man. (How could this happen? Sadly this is apparently happening all the time.) This man harasses, challenges and subtly mocks on her faith and this hurts her deeply. She knows deep down inside that God want’s her to marry a good, Christian man, but unfortunately she can’t get past this one evil man she is hooked on. She deceives herself into believing that she is in love with the good man who is somewhere deep down inside of this evil man, therefore puts down her moral belief that she needs to marry a Christian and marries the man she is in love with instead. (She has just cast her "pearls" before "swine".) She then spends the rest of her life trying to get him saved, while he keeps mocking, laughing and rejecting her attempts. (The "swine" has "trampled" her "pearls".) This hurts her deeply, and thus she lives in a state of torment and spiritual danger, joined to a man who is un-saved, and challenges her Christianity constantly. (The "swine" is now inflicting "rend" on his wife.)

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