Tuesday, March 07, 2006

an odd statement from the all-time bestseller...

"A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind." - Mark 14:39 (NIV)

Why in the world is this in the Bible? Does it show the shame that one feels when they turn from Christ?

4 Comments:

Blogger Smacky said...

Apparently, the Romans would pay a pretty drachma for a pair of soiled panties.

Oh, btw your blog sucks sweaty dingo testicles.

12:36 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

I don't think your blog sucks, I think that guy's blog sucks. At least he takes time to visit though.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Smacky said...

Smacky also takes the time to point out exactly what it is this blog sucks.

Rosie, while stating that Smacky's blog sucks, was not kind or specific enough to tell us exactly what it sucks.

For example: Rosie sucks Romanian gymnasts for perogie money.

See, much more informative than a simple "Rosie sucks".

12:48 PM  
Blogger Craig Lowery said...

Here's John Wesley's comments on Mark 14:51: "A young man — It does not appear that he was one of Christ’s disciples. Probably hearing an unusual noise, he started up out of his bed, not far from the garden, and ran out with only the sheet about him, to see what was the matter. "And the young men laid hold on him" (who was only suspected to be Christ’s disciple), but could not touch them who really were so."
Your NIV is a corrupt paraphrase, not a true Bible. It is missing complete verses and has over 64000 corruptions in the text. The verse you cited doesn't appear to be particularly mangled, but the correct cite is 14:51.
Several points should be noted: 1. The man was (probably) not one of Christ's disciples. 2. No one was able to lay hands on Christ's disciples at this time. 3. No disciple of Christ's ever ran around naked, except for Peter when he was in a backslidden condition and doubting what he had professed to believe.

3:56 PM  

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