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ringo
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Message 8 of 13 (695063)
04-02-2013 12:09 PM


So... if Joseph of Arimathea believed that Jesus was going to rise from the dead, lending out the family plot for three days wasn't a big deal. It wasn't an act of generosity but of faith.

On the other hand, John's gospel mentions fear, not faith.


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Message 11 of 13 (695071)
04-02-2013 12:42 PM
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04-02-2013 12:32 PM


Dr Adequate writes:

Never mind being generous, if we are to believe the gospel account he was being courageous.


Again, John's gospel mentions fear, not courage. Apparently Joseph was more afraid of the Jews than he was of Pilate.

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Message 12 of 13 (695072)
04-02-2013 12:46 PM
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Faith writes:

The disciples didn't have that much faith, so there's no reason to think Joseph of Arimathaea had it either.


I did say "if".

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