"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Our Schizophrenic Response to Christ

How quickly we change in a chapter:

Matt 7:28-29 : "And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes."

Matt 8:34 : "And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region."

1 comment:

Andrew said...

My Uncle who is a Protestant Pastor did an interesting sermon on the Crowds mentioned in the Gospels he argued from the Greek that the crowds that praised Christ and the crowds that condemned him were actually different crowds. I don't remember his argument beyond that but it seemed to make more sense. Rather than the crowds being fickle - though humans are - he argued the text said that they were different crowds. Though he is a Mennonite, so it is questionable (joking)