The Sermon on the Plount (Problems with Inerrancy)

Via The New Testament Stumblr I discovered Jeremiah Bailey’s blog, which had the delightful cartoon below illustrating one of the many problems with inerrancy: the extreme lengths to which it often requires one to go in order to harmonize discrepancies.

  • http://smidgensonreligion.blogspot.com Chris

    I had to stare at it for a minute. I guess it’s been too long since I really dug into Bib Studies stuff.

  • http://smidgensonreligion.blogspot.com Chris

    I had to stare at it for a minute. I guess it’s been too long since I really dug into Bib Studies stuff.

  • patrick.sele

    I don’t see why Jesus shouldn’t have delivered this sermon more than once.

  • patrick.sele

    I don’t see why Jesus shouldn’t have delivered this sermon more than once.

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    @google-722a9e40d0baa1584687baf097fdfcdb:disqus The issue is not whether Jesus taught the same thing more than once. The issue is that these “sermons” and in particuar Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount” can be seen to represent a weaving together and editing by the Gospel author of sayings of Jesus. There is agreement of wording and of order to an extent that we do not find in the absence of either use of written sources or use of written aids to memorization. And Matthew and Luke agree even on a word that doesn’t seem to have existed in Greek prior to then.

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    @google-722a9e40d0baa1584687baf097fdfcdb:disqus The issue is not whether Jesus taught the same thing more than once. The issue is that these “sermons” and in particuar Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount” can be seen to represent a weaving together and editing by the Gospel author of sayings of Jesus. There is agreement of wording and of order to an extent that we do not find in the absence of either use of written sources or use of written aids to memorization. And Matthew and Luke agree even on a word that doesn’t seem to have existed in Greek prior to then.

  • http://twitter.com/JeremiahBailey JeremiahBailey

    Patrick has hit on the second problem with inerrancy to be cartoonized sometime soon.

  • http://twitter.com/JeremiahBailey Jeremiah Bailey

    Patrick has hit on the second problem with inerrancy to be cartoonized sometime soon.


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