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Response to Bin Diwa ;
A Christian apologist, Bin Diwa claimed I lied because I said The author of Matthew and Luke copied from Mark. Unfortunately, many Christians do not know Luke and Matthew copied from the Gospel of Mark?. For a start, St. Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. If Matthew was the one writing this, why didn’t he write, “As jesus passed forth from thence, he saw me”…
While Christians are being fed with lies in Sunday school, we are studying stuffs that are beneficial. As to whether the gospels are dependent on each other, these are the views of Christian scholars,
Augustinian view: Matthew written first; with Mark using Matthew, and Luke using Matthew and Mark
Q source Matthew and Mark used a now lost source called “Q”.
Luke used both Matthew and Mark
Markan priority: Mark was written first, with Matthew using both Mark and an unknown source
Four-source Mark and three unknown sources were written first, which the other gospels drew on.
Now, majority of Christian scholars agree on the Markan priority and Bible.org dropped a paper on this topic and I quote,
“The majority of NT scholars hold to Markan priority (either the two-source hypothesis of Holtzmann or the four-source hypothesis of Streeter). This is the view adopted in this paper as well” source:https://bible.org/article/synoptic-problem
Perhaps this might open the eyes of Nigerian Christians and start questioning the reliably of the gospels instead of thinking chapters of the Bible are written according to their formation and by people they are named after.
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman
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