Wrong. You can't take things out of context. The Bible is not suppose to be read literally.Proverbs 6:6-8
Ants work together but they don't have one ant who stands there and watches the others. Each type of ant has a job to do, including the queen. Their titles are not about authority or rulership.
'Walk on all fours' does not mean they have four legs. Other translations talk about insects with jointed legs so they can jump. Walking on all fours is a poor translation into English and gives a wrong impression.
1 Samuel 2:8, Job 9:6, Job 38:4, Isaiah 11:12, Revelation 7:1 etc
These are all poetic passages and do not say that the earth is literally flat, with four corners and stands on pillars.
The quote says it all... 'visions' are not necessarily literal.
I'm not a biologist so I don't know, but maybe the mustard seed is the smallest seed that was known to the people in the area where Jesus was speaking. I mean if he started talking about orchids and they don't know what an orchid is then it's not really much help to them.
You are right- many people think that Mark 16:9-20 is not authentic. It does not fit with the previous verses, flows badly and repeats some of them.
This means that if the seed falls to the ground, new plants can come from the seed and in this way many new seeds are produced. Jesus is comparing this to his crucifixion.
The whole point of this verse is that gold and silver are of little real value.
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