Jesus Wept… after reading your paper.
At my University I have the wonderful responsibility of being a TA. Most of the time it is quite enjoyable. My professor is a great guy with a deep reservoir of experience and knowledge whom I love to learn from. I get to read and mark many papers from students, and often, I am very impressed with their writing, and I learn a fair deal as well from many of their insights.
However, every once in awhile I read something that shocks me with its absurdity. I give you here a small sampling, enjoy:
Most Christians today don’t view the OT as Scripture.
I’m not sure what this student was trying to say, but there had to be a better way to word it.
I believe that Martin Luther King and a group of Christ followers were given wisdom from God to combine and form the Bible we have the opportunity to read today.
Martin Luther King? Really? Martin Luther King? At the very least those must have been some very interesting and inventive Sunday School classes.
Mary the mother of Jesus states that: “He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.” Mary is talking about Jesus and how he has stripped the rich and gave to the poor.
A) Jesus had not been born yet when Mary said this, and B) Jesus is not Robin Hood. Some sort of allusion to the disciples as the Merry men and the circle would have been complete
The Jews really began to get a sense that God was not exclusively theirs, he did not belong to “the righteous people”, and that the Pharisee’s view of righteousness did not match God’s.
Perhaps, this is in the Message.
Although I think that Matthew knew too little about Jewish culture and attitudes to properly address the Jews in his time.
Yes, the first thing that jumps out after reading Matthew is how little he knew about Jewish culture.
When he came riding on a donkey, people were so happy to finally have someone to save them from the Romans. But they began to see that Jesus came to save them from sin.
And that’s why we crucified him your honour.