Comment to 'Light Of The World, chapter 2'
  • Timothy, I finally got around to changing the text of chapter 2 of my book to "Some scholars believe that the Gospel according the Mark was the first account of the life of Christ to be written."

    I could also say, "Some scholars believe that Mark's Gospel was written before those by Matthew, Luke and John."

    The main reason I brought this up was that I feel a sense of urgency in Mark to get the important facts and issues across quickly and clearly. If there was a "Q" document, I have no way to know about it's tone or sense of urgency. Maybe this is important to me because I feel pressed to say what is on my heart in a concise way as well.

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    • Dan,

      You got it!  

      This one would put you in the ballpark, "Some scholars believe that Mark's Gospel was written before those by Matthew, Luke and John."   That is 100% historically correct and it aligns with archaeological evidence.  That approach works with me because it aligns with a historical Jesus that there is in fact Roman records for.  When speaking with unbelievers, I stress that, yes, there really was a man named Jesus who lived in Judea at the turn of the 1st century.  That is a fact as far as we know.  The approach forces the ears of the unbeliever to accept we as a person, just like them.  That is harder to **** off as a "Christian nut."

      You are doing great and I want to read it once done and will be your first customer if you print it.

      Timothy, Redding




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      • Timothy, I took your advice. Thanks for the interest and the encouragement! It means a lot. I will be posting some additional chapters soon.

        Dan

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