A Biblical Four-Horse Race!
Let’s hypothesis that we have a four-horse race between the old horse Mark, with Matthew coming second in age and Luke the younger of thoroughbreds and the fourth-horse is a young gelding named John. John is the youngest and probably the fittest over a short course, however, the older horses have the stamina over a longer race. Today, it’s a two-mile race!
And they are off!
John has taken an early lead with Luke and Mark, with Matthew trailing. At the half-mile post, John is still in front, with Mark taking second place with Luke third and Matthew closing up! On the one mile-post, John is being overtaken by Luke, who has had a renewed surge of energy. With Matthew and Mark neck and neck in third place.
At the one and a half mile-post, we see Mathew gaining on Luke with Mark in third place and John behind the field. With a quarter of a mile to go, we see Mark neck and neck with luke but coming on the outside strong is Matthew with John lagging in the rear of the field. At the post, it is Mark—first past the post with Matthew second, Luke third and John way back in fourth.
The Question in Biblical terms is who won? Let me put it this way, how long was Jesus’ ministry? The synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) the oldest state a one-year ministry, while John the latter Gospel, says three years. Yet, if I was to ask a Christian how long was Jesus’ ministry—you inevitable get the answer as three years. Everything about Christianity is to suit it dogma; there is nothing about the first past the post being the datum for authentication for the oldest source. Everything is about cherry-picking to adopt, and if it cannot be faked, it is forged to prove their false philosophy.
The same thing is true about the crucifixion, of who was there as witnesses.
Matthew 27:55 the women were watching from a distance—that distance was the other side of the valley.
Mark 15: 40 Some women were watching from a distance.
Luke 23:29 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
John 19:25 “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.”
Or which Bible translation is the truer as some Christians believe that the King James version is authentic when it is only the authorised version of a human manufactured Bible.
What do you say?
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