Words of Current Interest

Related to the Lesson-Sermon for April 28, 1974, in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY Subject: Probation After Death

Fishers of men (Matt. 4:19)

This unusual figure of speech probably seemed startling to Jesus' listeners. In the rabbinic tradition and such passages as Jeremiah 16:16–18, catching men as fish illustrated the exposure and punishment of sin; but Jesus was referring, rather, to the rescue of the individual from evil.

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