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By Karolin - 28 Oct 2013

Good morning Frank and Mary,
I hope this e-mail finds you well. 
I have a couple of questions with regard to the bible. I was reading parts of Mathew and I really don't understand the reasoning for this:
There were 3 servants and their masters had to go away. The master of the first servant gave the servant 5 bags of gold to look after. The master of the second servant gave him 2 bags of gold to look after and the master of the third servant gave the servant 1 bag of gold to look after.
Upon the return of the masters, the first two servants doubled their master's gold by investing it. However the third servant buried the 1 bag of gold in the ground and therefore had no additional earnings.
If I understood this correctly and I might not, God did not like that.  But why? Isn't it a good thing to return with the 1 bag of gold he has been trusted with? Without the greed to make more out of it? Wasn't it enough to be honest and not to steel it?
Also, I was listening to a pastor talking on the radio this morning about John. About that one day there will be no more death, pain, etc.. The pastor said that this will be for everyone and that Jesus died on the cross to forgive us our sins. However, sometimes I read in the bible that we also must do our part and if we don't, God will not know us when we knock on the door of heaven.
I am so confused about this. Which one is it?

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