What is outer darkness..? who go there..?
Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
First, I look for parallel passages that would help define outer darkness. An interesting connection is found in the phrase, gnashing of teeth, which occurs exactly seven times in the Bible. Here they are.
3 times the phrase is found in the verses that mention outer darkness.
1 time in Luke 13:28. This passage (Luke 13:28-29) is a parallel passage to the outer darkness reference in Matthew 8:11-12. In Matthew, the children of the kingdom are cast into outer d ...more
Same for the universe too.