Re: virus: Re: Evangelism Meme (fwd)

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 11:23:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, chardin wrote:

> Prof. Tim wrote:
> > Matthew 16:20 (KJV) "Then charged He his disciples that they should
> > tell no man that He was Jesus the Christ."

> Why do you want to tell just a part of the story and pick a verse out
> of context?

Did you check the context? No really. This is the last sentence in the
paragraph you quoted about "Who is the Son of Man". After complementing
Peter for seeing him as a savior he tells him to keep it to himself. I
think that is important to note.

> I cannot believe this is accidental or is your knowledge
> of the scriptures really that sparse? If the latter, I certainly
> don't mind going into detail, but if you are just baiting me with
> what you KNOW to be innacurate about Jesus and his ministry, then I
> fail to see the purpose.

I'm trying to show you that "the ministry" was created post-Jesus. By the
disciples. Probably with only the best of intentions. But JC was about
person-to-person enlightenment, not starting a church (IMHO). In all his
travels did he ever tell anyone to construct a temple for him? Or honor
*his* name? No. In fact he deflected all such questions away with
statements like, "The power and glory go to my father in heaven". I'm
just wondering why, if his "mission" was to set up a "ministry" as you

-Prof. Tim