Quotation – Thomas Jefferson on the Gospels

Thomas_Jefferson_by_Rembrandt_Peale_1805_croppedJefferson was not a Christian in any sense of the term that most would recognize, and many scholars have concluded that he was a deist. Some see this as a reason to dismiss his views on religion (while keeping his wall of separation, of course). However, it is instructive to understand why he held the views that he did. Jefferson had good reasons for landing on his deistic conclusion. His prescient observations below have been born out by the two centuries of New Testament scholarship since:

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Says Who? … The Baffling Anonymous Bible (3)

Anonymous WriterNow faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

~ Anonymous

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Hebrews had trouble from the beginning. No one really knows who wrote Hebrews, and in the end it became canonized because people held it dear. Though it was ostensibly written by Paul, [Read more…]

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