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  • #780

    Andres Ortiz
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    Why do many Fundamentalists insist that we should start reading the Bible with John? Why not Genesis? Why not Luke who speaks of compassion for the poor?

    If anything John proves the Catholic point-of-view than any other.

    Any insights on this?

    #2691

    Benedict
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    I have never heard this before. I was always told to start with Mark because it is the shortest Gospel and because it was the New Testament, which does not contain the difficulties of the Old Testament concerning the nature of God and His love.

    #2693

    Andres Ortiz
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    That’s interesting. See, I’ve never heard of that. :lol:

    #2701

    Andres Ortiz
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    Actually, I think I have also been told by a priest and also another place that the best place to start reading the Bible was one of the Gospels, and I think it was Mark that he suggested to read first.

    #3787

    Ani Ibi
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    [quote:2mkb6l5j]Why do many Fundamentalists insist that we should start reading the Bible with John?[/quote:2mkb6l5j]

    I don’t know. I hope some fundamentalists will answer. Maybe they like the way it starts: “In the beginning there was the Word.” But the Word here is clearly Jesus as it is in other parts of the Bible (forget which ones off hand). Maybe they think the Word of God is the Bible. :rolleyes:

    [quote:2mkb6l5j]Why not Genesis?[/quote:2mkb6l5j]

    The Gucci crowd starts with Genesis. <img src=” title=”Confused” />

    [quote:2mkb6l5j]If anything John proves the Catholic point-of-view than any other.[/quote:2mkb6l5j]

    Can you explain why you are of this opinion? Not challenging you; just want to follow your thoughts. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #3790

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:1auq3hq1]The Gucci crowd starts with Genesis. <img src=” title=”Confused” /> [/quote:1auq3hq1]
    You mean rich people? :what:

    [quote:1auq3hq1]Can you explain why you are of this opinion? Not challenging you; just want to follow your thoughts. <img src=” title=”Smile” />[/quote:1auq3hq1]
    I meant things like the Eucharist, etc.

    #3792

    Ani Ibi
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    [quote:eahgkhrw]The Gucci crowd starts with Genesis. <img src=” title=”Confused” /> [/quote:eahgkhrw]
    [quote:eahgkhrw]You mean rich people? :what:[/quote:eahgkhrw]

    No. People who ascribe to fashions including the very fashionable and endless Creation/Evolution banter.

    [quote:eahgkhrw]Can you explain why you are of this opinion? Not challenging you; just want to follow your thoughts. <img src=” title=”Smile” />[/quote:eahgkhrw]
    [quote:eahgkhrw]I meant things like the Eucharist, etc.[/quote:eahgkhrw]

    OK. Understood.

    #3895

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:3nlew51l]No. People who ascribe to fashions including the very fashionable and endless Creation/Evolution banter.[/quote:3nlew51l]
    Yes, I’ll never understand why some people cannot embrace science as a discovery of the awesomeness of God’s creation. Why does it have to be Creation vs. Evolution?

    #3896

    i’ve heard the gospel of john referred to as “the catholic gospel” b/c of the Eucharistic discourse and John 20, where Jesus gives the apostles the power to forgive sins.

    #6897

    Bernardine
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    [quote:348nj5d4]I have never heard this before. I was always told to start with Mark because it is the shortest Gospel and because it was the New Testament, which does not contain the difficulties of the Old Testament concerning the nature of God and His love.[/quote:348nj5d4]

    I’ve heard the exact same thing as you. And that’s why I read the New Testament first and I am still working on the Old Testament. I immediately had a deeper love for God after reading the gospels first. Don’t get me wrong, the OT is great too.

    #7762

    Ron K
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    Your answer is found very to be very simple in John 20:31

    As for the person that said it is a Catholic gospel – not in the least, but

    your interpretations come from outside the Scriptures, referring to the Eucharists and forgiveness of sins that you mentioned

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