The Wedding Banquet: why guests were not welcomed with their own garment?
In Matthew 20, Jesus compares HEAVEN to a WEDDING BANQUET that a king had prepared for his son. The king invited many guests, and when the time came, those invited, refused to come. He then instructed other servants to invite ANYONE they could find out on the streets and the wedding hall was filled!
What does the parable mean and why guests were not welcomed with their own garment?
By the wedding garment in the parable is represented the pure, spotless character which Christ’s true followers will possess. To the church it is given “that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white,” “not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.” Revelation 19:8; Ephesians 5:27. The fine linen, says the Scripture, “is the righteousness of saints.” Revelation 19:8. It is the righteousness of Christ, His own unblemished character, that through faith is imparted to all who receive Him as their personal Saviour.
— Ellen G. White
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