102The Strong One
- Mar 14, 2003Mt 12:29 Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his
goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may
plunder his house.
I'm going against 2000 years of interpretation here - but can anyone
tell me why the strong "man" here isn't Jesus rather than the devil?
In other words - Jesus is saying that his opponents are trying to
bind him with their accusations and character slander. If people
believed that Jesus was acting by the power of the devil (as he was
being accused) - this would turn them away from him and thwart his
Am I just reaching here?
Vancouver School of Theology
The lion and the calf shall lie down together
but the calf won't get much sleep.
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