What does "receive the word of the kingdom," mean, Tom? You can't tell me, because the parable doesn't say, therefore, you're left to assume a meaning, and you're assumption is biased toward your systematic.Duh they were not born again and i am not trying to claim they were
They were unregenerate and received the word of the kingdom with joy
that is the p;oint you keep ignoring
sorry but that was done alreadyYou've not provided any asked for proof, but continue assuming your position is correct. That's arguing in a circle.