Thursday, December 22, 2011
I have watched several episodes of PBS'sseries on the beginnings of Christianity. It has been very interesting. I would like to get the series so that I can disect it a little more thuroughly. One point they brought out was that all the gospels talked about the Passover meal and Jesus sharing it with His disciples. I do believe that He did this. They said that the gospel of John left it out and they felt that the reason was that He was sacrifced on Passover and He WAS the meal. Interesting thought. I went back to the gospels and as far as I could tell in my preliminary search of the scriptures, John did not really mention the Passover at all. I do not think this means what they said it did, but it is very interesting food for thought. He did say when He was with His disciples that the meal was indeed His flesh and blood. Now depending on which pursuasion you are, this is either figurative or, in some people's understanding, the actual blood and flesh. Personally I don't see how it could be the actual thing because when He said it, His flesh and blood were visible in front of them. Still, it makes for some interesting thoughts.