In his endeavor to impart to his disciples some conception of those spiritual truths which were to him the eternal realities of being, and which he was able to demonstrate in the healing of sickness and sin, the Master made use of similitudes and parables; and it is said that "without a parable spake he not unto them. " That these parables have been misunderstood and misinterpreted, in some instances teaching the very opposite of that which they were intended to teach, is evidenced by the radical changes that have been made from time to time in the various declarations of faith set forth by the different religious denominations in this and other lands.
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