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Understanding the Gospel of Luke

Understanding the Gospel of Luke

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Many people have very strong opinions about what they believe the Bible teaches. And since there are so many different churches with different beliefs and different practices, it is clear that they cannot possibly all be right. In every disagreement about what the Bible means at least one party has to have it wrong; and at times all the parties involved may have it wrong. That is because nobody has perfect understanding of everything that relates to biblical statements and teachings.

One major source of such conflicts in understanding, even amongst the various churches of God, is THE VAST NUMBER OF MISTRANSLATIONS found in virtually every translation of the Bible that is available to us, including the KJV...
Many people have very strong opinions about what they believe the Bible teaches. And since there are so many different churches with different beliefs and different practices, it is clear that they cannot possibly all be right. In every disagreement about what the Bible means at least one party has to have it wrong; and at times all the parties involved may have it wrong. That is because nobody has perfect understanding of everything that relates to biblical statements and teachings.

One major source of such conflicts in understanding, even amongst the various churches of God, is THE VAST NUMBER OF MISTRANSLATIONS found in virtually every translation of the Bible that is available to us, including the KJV...

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Luke 6:35 has Jesus Christ repeating the statement "love your enemies"
from verse 27, and as also recorded in Matthew 5:44. However, once again
Luke introduces a slightly different focus into the words of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:45 records Jesus Christ as saying "That ye may be the children
of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise ON THE
EVIL AND ON THE GOOD, and sendeth rain ON THE JUST AND ON
THE UNJUST."

Luke 6:35 has Jesus Christ saying "But love ye your enemies, and do good,
and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye
shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto THE
UNTHANKFUL AND [TO] THE EVIL."

These verses are intended to represent the same quotation from Jesus
Christ. The point Jesus Christ made in Matthew 5:45 is A CONTRAST.

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God provides light and rain (i.e. the essentials for life) for two categories of
people, the evil and the good, also referred to as the just and the unjust.

This contrast is totally lost in Luke's quotation. Luke only lists two
categories of evil people: the unthankful and the evil. Luke has totally left
out the positive category comprised of the good and the just. Luke's
quotation of the words of Jesus Christ is not as balanced, as is Matthew's
quotation.

Once again, we can hardly imply divine inspiration for Luke's incomplete
quotation of the words of Jesus Christ in this instance.

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