Saturday, September 20, 2008

The 153 Fish and the NET didn't break

Tonight at the house of Prayer I pondered the 153 fish in the Bible that Peter and the fellows caught after Jesus came to them.

Why 153?

This guy asks the same question.

Currently there are 194 countries on the face of the earth. But how many nations? Nations are ethnos. A people. I submit that Canada and the USA are a people. One nation.

Germany and Austria and probably Switzerland are a people.

If you sort the countries by people, do you come up with 153.

I don't know, but I believe there may be something to this. What's even more important is the whole business of unbroken net. Does this mean that there will be a unified body of Christ to bring in the harvest??

It's worth thinking about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There have been, and are, and will be, all kinds of interpretations to the number 153, and any good commentary will list them for you. Contrary to some interpreters' beliefs that the writer of the Gospel of John is not that concerned with 'facts', etc., but is really writing a theological treatise only, and that we should forget about times and places, I venture to say otherwise. The writer of the Gospel (whom
external evidence states was the disciple John, per Irenaeus, Eusebius, et al) shows himself to be an EYEWITNESS, as especially the author emphasizes this in Jo. 21:24 and 19:35. John was an eyewitness. If we ask John in heaven, "why did you write that there were 153 fish in the nets?", he would probably say, "because we counted them". Amen.... Harold H.