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It is Written - When the Spoken WORD Became the Written WORD

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in response to reader comment: Tovey: Timeo hominem unius libri! Western Skepticism and the Islam's "do not ask questions"!

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 22, 2020 at 12:37

In irony, you punctuate this last response in Latin, one of the languages that, in many respects, is held in contention by this observer as being an obfuscating tool of religious elitism; and is culpable for the issues of being 'lost in translation' as we have mused about before. The schisms of what/who to believe as the Scriptures were handed down (not untouched by questionable scholars with religious agendas) from the original authors; alternate narratives were evidently taken advantage of as the gnostic mission to obscure Who the carpenter of Nazareth was in the Jewish heritage of the Gospels began just as the fisherman Peter said they would.
After much deliberation, (much before you and I commenced these speculations-more after we exchanged the key verses in which you found the prime key for me), the term you noted again, 'Western Skepticism' and the Islam's "do not ask questions" continue in resounding "aha's" as the ages old puzzle of why is mankind not able to get together is found to be rooted is the continued question of what was to be truth of life; thus the importance of "it is written."
In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 4, verses 8 to 11, the contention of kingdoms and empires were debated by the Nazarene in the wilderness as He was accosted by the 'Adversary.' The closing comment was the edict that the Nazarene quoted, the whole and complete purpose of life for mankind. How might that have been rendered, in Aramaic as it is found in Matthew?
Yet, as we have traded, the subsequent renditions of those Scriptures have had 'thought scrubbing,' first to be clouded in religious skepticism (of the reality of the crucifixion, the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension), then eventually the anti-Semitism as Jewish believers were eventually outnumbered by non-Jewish such that Constantinople became the center of 'Christianity' for the duration before the West-East split. Then replacement theology became the theme as the Jewish identity of Yeshua was translated into the Greek Jesus; even later, Issa' in the Arabic for the Islamic consumption. No wonder Christianity became hard to understand.
The simple reprieve is to look deep and see that His written WORD in the Gospel remains; and the skepticism (starting with the Gnostics) held dear by the intellectual community, who are constantly attempting to redefine Who Jesus is, does not pass muster because they do not recognize it is His WORD that is written.

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