Monday, 26 November 2018
Which Gospel is the Correct One?
As 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV) admonishes, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"
One question Joe Casey mentioned in his video series is that Muslims wonder which of the four gospels they should read. After all, shouldn't there only be one?
We know that each gospel writer had a different reason and readership in mind when they penned their books. Luke 1:2 (KJV), explained, "Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;"
Like Luke, Mark wasn't an eyewitness of Christ's ministry but a student. In Mark's case, he learned from Peter. As the disciple with the foot-shaped mouth said in 2 Peter 1:16 (KJV), "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty."
John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, wrote in John 20:30-31, (BBE) that, "A number of other signs Jesus did before his disciples which are not recorded in this book: But these are recorded, so that you may have faith that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and so that, having this faith you may have life in his name."
He also wrote in 1 John 5:13 (KJV) that, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
Matthew wrote to Jews so that's why the first chapter of his gospel was about Christ's genealogy. As he said in Matthew 1:17 (KJV) about our Lord, "So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations."
And as I've noted before, the Bible is authoritative and inspired, unlike the
Quran. What I wrote here will also go into my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Muslims are just as deserving of being presented with the gospel as any other group. Let's not shun but love these deceived folks.
On Thursday, I'll tackle the question of animal sacrifice. Stay tuned.