New Biblical Fragments Discovered: Everything Now Makes Sense

by Richard on September 19, 2008

Apparently, some recently discovered fragments of hitherto lost NT manuscripts make a lot of things very clear

“We found these fragments with Jesus telling his disciples to grab some serious real estate, build it, and try to attract people to it,” the statement says. “He even throws around the term ‘250 billion bucks’, which corresponds to the net real estate holdings of American churches at this very moment. It’s freaky,” they say.

“He has some side conversations with the Pharisees, too, where he tells them he’s really all about, above all, being theologically astute, learned, and correct. In these fragments, he’s real into arguing about ‘predestination’ and having the right hierarchy set up and all that stuff,” the report says. “It was a real emphasis.”

There’s even a reference to wanting his followers to market mint candies with scriptures inside. “He told some businessmen, ‘If it reaches just one person, it’s worth it.’”

It just goes to show: the truth will out.

Thanks to Randy for coming up with this link.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

1

dh 09.19.08 at 4:56 pm

Well, being sarcastic about the “theology” mean you probably have a problem with Paul in the epistles addressing “false doctrine” of Gnostiscism. What is wrong with helping people understand with heart, soul and mind God so that they are not promoting “another Gospel” like Paul says?

What is wrong with churches having lots of members and having a building as long as the pastor is preaching the gospel and people are coming to the knowledge of God? Are you saying God can’t use churches that happen to be big in size?

What is wrong with having mint candies with Scriptures inside sent to people? Heck, I give “Four Spiritual Law” tracts (Campus Crusade for Christ) to people I come in contact with who I “hit it off with”. I don’t see this as any different to that.

Why make fun of things that God tells people to do on occasion to lead people to Christ? It may not be the way you would do it but it still can be from God nonetheless.

The Great commission includes helping the poor physically as well as helping the poor spirtitually. Here are five Scriptures that put into focus the Kingdom of God and the Great Commission. 1) “The Kingdom of God is more than food and drink (for the poor or rich) but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” 2) “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.” 3) “The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.” 4)”A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” 5) “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.”

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>