The Original Short Ending of Mark

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The Original Short Ending of Mark

Post by SEG » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:45 am

In Mark 16:8 New International Version (NIV) We read:
8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
So if the only confirmed witnesses to Jesus' empty tomb said nothing to anyone, how did we get the rest of the story?

Matthew is the first book of the New Testament, but it's not the earliest Gospel. According to this mixed up story, the mysterious young man (not named an angel) says to them:
Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee.

According to this nameless man (or an angel) no-one else sees Jesus and any sightings of Jesus will be in Galilee, not in Jerusalem. The women go against the messenger of God and tell no-one. What happened to obeying God's word and where was his wrath when he found out that he had been ignored?

This tells us three things - The inerrant word of God had been fiddled with as extra passages were later added on to flesh out the story and God didn't make sure that his word was spread as he wished. Or that these stories are just bunk.
Premise One: If a compassionate God exists, then he would do things just as a compassionate person would.
Premise Two: God doesn't do things as a compassionate person would.
Conclusion: Therefore, a compassionate God does not exist.

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