Here’s a little mystery. Chris is given some information and he must decide who the perpetrator of a deed is based on information he is given. The story begins.
Joshua walks into a room with Chris. Joshua never lies and Chris knows that. Joshua says, “See those ten tables? They were filled with pizza. Jeru ate all the pizza on seven of the tables and he ate all of the pepperoni pizza.”
Joshua leaves the room and Jock comes in. Jock also never lies and Chris knows that. Jock says, “Man, Chris, a guy came in here awhile ago and ate every single pizza off all ten of those tables, including all the pepperoni ones.”
Chris scratches his head and says, “You know what? I bet that was Roman. I’ve seen him eat five pizzas myself and he’s a really big guy. Yeah, it must have been him.”
Is Chris’s reasoning correct? Does his knowledge of Roman cause him to come to a wrong conclusion? Well, the guy who ate all the pizza had to be Jeru. We know that.
We understand language in everyday life. But when it comes to the Bible we tend to check our brain at the door. Our denominational dogma and creeds keep us from understanding plain language in the Bible that we could understand in other books. It’s sad.
Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar…
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee…
Luke 13:33…for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of ALL THAT WERE SLAIN ON THE EARTH. (Emphasis added.)