Posted: Feb 25, 2018 6:10 pm
by GrahamH
John Platko wrote:We can't know what JC actually had in mind 2000 years ago from the bits of error riduled information we have had passed down to us. We can only take our best guess at it. Give the ideas a go and then see what happens.

Right, so that is your error when you wrote this:

John Platko wrote:

Obviously Jesus didn't mean that if you want to follow him you must abandon your family, he didn't abandon his family.

Not obvious.

There are obvious Christian apologetics to apply a meaning to it, but what it actually meant, assuming it was something actually spoken by JC, could indeed be much more literal, as is the case in some modern contexts.