Jesus` words in Matthew 18:20 reflect what every Jewish man (and many women) knows about the Torah, especially the Book of Deuteronomy, which speaks of conflicts within the Church. Since all Jewish men had to memorize the Torah (these are the first five books of the Old Testament, and yes, everything), they would have immediately understood what Jesus was referring to. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and everything you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and everything you lose on earth will be resolved in heaven. 12, 13. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, then it is another of those pregnant words that our Lord has spoken more than once. See the adorable parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15:4-7. Only the purpose is to show what the Good Shepherd will do if even one of his sheep is lost to find her; here the goal is to show, when He is found, how reluctant He is to lose Him…