Originally Posted by A Follower
If only you had read the Bible, then you would know that the parables mentioned in the verses you quote were very clearly marked as parables. On the other hand the 6 day creation is not marked as a parable, the ten commandments are not marked as a parable, the hatred for the Nicolaitanes' actions is not marked as a parable.
2 Peter 1:20
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
If Jesus says He's talking in parables then He is talking in parables.
When God does not mention He's talking in parables, then it is not a parable.
It is as simple as that.
I wonder if you noticed that in verse 14 of Mathew 13 that they would not understand the parable.
Matthew 13:13-15 (King James Version)
13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
This is talking about people that hear the words but do not perceive: or have understanding.
This is talking about Christians. It is not our place to say which scriptures , we will use and not others. All scripture is inspired for us, to use.