I think that sometimes it is much more valuable to search for meaning than to have it delivered. There is value in the search itself. Since I think that the workings of God are past human understanding, maybe the looking is more worthwhile than is a doctrine.
Originally Posted by Rick336
And even parables are confusing and prone to misinterpretation.
Ezekiel 17:2 "Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;"
But, why not make his message easy to understand especially when eternal hell is in the balance?
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39