Question Concering The Circulation Of The Scriptures

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  1. Mark Osgatharp

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    According to the gospels of Matthew and Mark, the Lord was annointed with precious ointment by a woman from a box of alabaster. On that day Jesus prophesied that,

    "Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her."

    With this prophecy in mind, please answer this question: has there been any preacher of the gospel since the days of Christ who did not have access to the record of this woman's good deed to the Savior?

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  2. rsr

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    I see no point in pursuing this because it is a theological question posing as a historical one.
     
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    The box was most probably very valuable as was the ointment. This was possibly her dowry. Mary of Bethany may have very well risked her future by this show of devotion to Jesus. But then, she had seen her own brother walk out of the grave at only HIS command.

    Scripture doesn't lie. Mary's sacrifice is known all over the world. I'm confused by what you're actually asking here tho.
     
  4. Mark Osgatharp

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    RSR,

    I say that prophecy is history written in advance. Can you say "Amen" to that?

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    Diane,

    Jesus said that "wheresoever" the gospel was preached this deed would be made known. Therefore the idea that there might have been a time or place where the record of this event was lost to the Lord's people is unthinkable.

    Since this prophecy is found only in the books of Matthew and Mark, it compels us to believe that there was no place on earth where the gospel was preached where at least one of these gospels was not known.

    So much for the idea that some of the Lord's churches had only fragments of the gospel available to them - unless, that is, someone would like to try to build an argument that every church that had a fragment had a fragment that contained this incident.

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  6. Daniel Dunivan

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    Mark,

    What about the Christian communities prior to the writings of any of the gospels (60 at the earliest!)? The text you are quoting has nothing to do with whether groups of Christians possessed a copy of a gospel--you are really reaching here! rsr is correct!

    Grace and Peace, Danny ;)
     
  7. Mark Osgatharp

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    Danny,

    Since we know the knowledge of this incident went wherever the gospel was preached, it had to be transmitted and preserved by some method. Since we know it was written down by Matthew and Mark we know that it was transmitted through their writings.

    Do you have evidence that some of the places where the gospel was preached received this bit of gospel knowledge only in oral form? Remember that Jesus said it went in every place "wheresoever" the gospel was preached.

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    This topic has been moved to the theology forum.
     

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