circular reasoning

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HOW LIBERAL LOGIC LOOPS

Luke 9:20-22

Luk 9:20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ from God.”
Luk 9:21 But he forcefully commanded them not to tell this to anyone,
Luk 9:22 by saying, “The Son of Man has to suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

circular reasoning

How can Bible scholars read passages like this, and still conclude that Jesus did not know that he was going to die on the cross? It involves a bit of circular reasoning. First, you have to conclude that Jesus was a Jewish mystic, and that the cross was not his plan. Next, you have to take all the passages in the Gospels (like this one) and count them not as historical narrative, but as products of the early church community’s belief about Jesus written as if they were history. Then, you can confidently proclaim that the Jesus of history did not know that he had “to suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

LORD, give us the wisdom to put our faith in the word you revealed to us, not our own faulty logic.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a Christian missionary and church elder.
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