Wrestling with Truth — April 15, 2012

Mark 11:27 – Mark 12:44

The Wrestling with Truth class addressed four big questions that were asked of Jesus:

QUESTION ONE (Mark 11:28):
By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?

QUESTION TWO (Mark 12:14):
Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?

QUESTION THREE (Mark 12:23):
In the resurrection, when they rise again, which one’s wife will she be?

QUESTION FOUR (Mark 12:48):
What commandment is the foremost of all?

Various possible answers on two levels of understanding were discussed:

  • Level 1                                              Level 2
  • Present authority                           Eternal authority
  • Message from religious system    Message from God’s word
  • Immanent                                       Transcendent
  • Political                                            Spiritual
  • Biological inheritance                     Moral inheritance
  • External law                                   Internal law
  • Legal                                                Spiritual, moral
  • Giving some                                    Giving all
  • Separation from God                     Eternal life
  • Death                                               Resurrection

The discussion will continue next week.


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