No, since you are supposed to be the expert, I would appreciate if I ask the questions and you give me your "expert" opinion. However, I'll oblige you this time. Jesus explained this parable in Scripture.
"1. When was the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds fulfilled when Jesus said - "The harvest is a conclusion of a system of things"?
It hasn't been fulfilled yet. It pertains to the end of the age. Verse 40 states "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world."
"2. Who are the wheat and the weeds?
These are also answered in verses 37-43.
I'm sorry but I'm having trouble understanding how this applies to my questions. I must've lost track of the conversation, because I'm not entirely sure why you're asking me this. But the full meaning explained by Jesus as written in the KJV is:
"Mt 13:37-43 - 37He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."
Now, please take the time to respond to my previous questions. Regarding my last email, I have a small correction to make. It's not major, and maybe you didn't even catch it, but I still wanted to mention it:
"Additionally, the sign is posted above his HANDS, not His head as in the depictions."
That doesn't make sense the way I have it written, because I originally wrote it differently, and forgot to fully change it. This statement should read "Additionally, the sign is posted above his HANDS as seen in the depictions, not his head as written in Scripture". Sorry if there was any confusion.
Sorry for the delay. Been very busy lately.
Anyway, pertaining to the questions I asked you for which you said:
"I'm sorry but I'm having trouble understanding how this applies to my questions. I must've lost track of the conversation, because I'm not entirely sure why you're asking me this. But the full meaning explained by Jesus as written in the KJV is:"
Well I asked you the question because the parable Jesus gave about the "tares and the wheat" answers your question as to why it took a long time (from the first century C.E. to our time) for true Christians to appear.
Here are your questions:
1. Why did God allow Christianity to go on for 19 centuries believing in a flawed/false Bible?
2. Why did God wait 19 centuries before raising up your church's "scholars" to get His Word right? Why didn't he raise up a scholar in the 3rd century? The 6th? The 8th? The 10th? The 13th? The 17th?
2a. Why did God wait until the 1960's, deep into what many Christians (including me) believe are the very end times, to correct His Word?
3. Where were the Jehovah Witnesses of the 1st century to correct the authors of the New Testament?
In other words, the True followers of Christ (true Christians) will appear AGAIN in the 'END TIMES'. We ARE in the END TIMES and we now know who they are because of the work they do (their fruits).
The PRIMARY identification is noted in Matthew 24:14 and Matthew 28:19, 20.
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Mat 24:14 KJV)
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Mat 28:19 KJV)
"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen." (Mat 28:20 KJV)
They will be PREACHERS of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
There's NO other religious organization in the world in the 'END TIMES' that's fulfilling this prophecy and command other than Jehovah's Witnesses.
If you can name one then let me know and I'll put our records against them.
At Matthew 28:20 when Jesus said . . .And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things. . . (Matthew 28:20 NWT), he indicated that he will ALWAYS be with his true followers. Thus we can conclude that even during the dark ages there were men and women who were his - living amongst the "tares".