Saturday, March 5, 2011
You can't say that!
What about ignorance? Ignorance simply means to lack knowledge. Most would agree that Jesus was not ignorant, but there is recorded an incident where Jesus lacked knowledge of an event. When Jesus was speaking about the end times he said concerning this event, "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father (Matthew 24:36)." Why would you want to include this fact of ignorance about the leader of your religion?
What about difficult statements? One of the most bizarre statements of the New Testament occurs in Matthew 27:52-43. In this passage Matthew notes that the tombs of Jerusalem were breaking open and holy saints of the past were entering the holy city. This is the only mention in the entire New Testament of this event. Why include this difficult statement if all you are trying to do is invent a religion?