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Archive for November, 2006

Mark 14:17-21 ‘The Prophecy of Betrayal’ at The Last Supper

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

     Vs. 17-19   The Passover meal was in progress when Jesus proclaimed that one of his closest twelve, who were right there eating with him, would actually end up betraying him.  Each one reacted to the question, whether they might be the one (“is it I?”), only Judas and Jesus really knew the truth.  The rest of […]

Comparing: Islam and Christianity #2 -The Righteousness and Justice of God

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

1.  Christianity teaches that God is righteous and treats all of his creatures with perfect justice.      “For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice” -Psalm 11:7;  “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.” -Psalm 89:14;  “He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.” -Psalm 98:9;  “I now realize how true it […]

Serial Review: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed” -Part 1

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs. 198) This is probably destined to be the definitive book on the subject.  Written by the very able scholar from Chapel Hill.  One may disagree with his conclusions, but Dr. Ehrman is never to be ignored.  I plan to review his book in a ‘serial’ […]

Mark 14:12-16 The Provision of The Upper Room

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

     Vs. 12-13  The disciples ask Jesus about preparations for the Passover meal.  This story is similar to the story of the donkey.  Jesus prophetically sends two of his disciples to find the provider of the upper room.