did you know


that it didn’t matter whether the gospels had mistakes? I know you didn’t but now you know. It is important for you to know that Jesus died for your sins but you are still going to hell for that tattoo or for the shrimp you ate.

I don’t think there are mistakes in the gospels; but even if there were, it wouldn’t affect the core of the Gospel: Jesus died for our sins, defeated death by rising again, and is coming back in glory to establish the Kingdom of God. Those truths stand firm forever!

I am glad we have this cleared up.

Thank goodness for apologists.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

48 thoughts on “did you know

  1. Why had early Christianity been so successful in spreading all over the antique world, despite the more powerful competition of contemporary religions? The only reason I can see is, the words of the prophet Jesus had been kept simple without room for sophistry and interpretations for a long time. The conviction of those simple words lasted until the takeover of Christianity by the Roman oligarchs! And without doubt, the history of takeovers is repeating itself in it varies forms to this day.

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  2. Man! I feel SO much better now! Thanks for clearing this up, my friend!

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  3. Neil Rickert says:

    It doesn’t matter whether there are mistakes in the gospels.

    Those mistakes — all of them, whether mistranslations or copying errors — those mistakes are all divinely inspired for the greater glory of god.

    </sarcasm>

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    • basenjibrian says:

      well, of course. Given his omni-ness everything is according to His ineffable Plan. EVERYTHING. The Holocaust? The Big G! The Black Plague that killed 1/3-1/2 of the population (a very pious population, I might add)… Our Lord is just playing with his favorite sentient toys.

      mcphus: How do you know the Gospel contains the “words of the prophet Jesus”. They were written decades after his purported life and conflict on many points.

      And it is breathtaking to even imply that the early Christian Church was not rife with conflict and internecine struggle. (Paul vs. people who actually KNEW Jesus, for one)

      It took the Roman State to impose via force any uniformity (for a short while). And many of the ideas in Christianity were lifted from other mystery religions rife in the early Levant, so it is not that the “simple words” in the Gospel were all that new or unique.

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    • makagutu says:

      This is so well put. They work towards strengthening faith

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  4. judyt54 says:

    If God was perfect, or at least paying attention, you’d think he’d not have needed scribes to write his stuff down, just beam it into the ears of the believers and non-believers alike, like heavy metal music at a rock concert.
    No one escapes.

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  5. Arkenaten says:

    The simplest answer is: it is all a work of fiction. Period.,

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  6. Nan says:

    Those truths stand firm forever!

    Where? Is there a statute of truth somewhere? Did I miss it?

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  7. interesting interpretations and like all those stories told from the distance and after having interviewed people who had never been there, it can all be interpreted as truth or complete fairytale take your pick!

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  8. shelldigger says:

    We live in a world where we believe anything we want to believe, and our beliefs are factual.

    See one orange idiot at the White House.

    Or any church, on any block, in any country.

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