John 12:20-26 (NKJV)
Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus.

But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.”

If it had only been Martin Bashir instead of Andrew and Philip, I bet this evasive Jesus guy would’ve been nailed down.

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1   Paul C
May 9th, 2011 at 11:36 am


If Bell’s interview was followed by something akin to this account, I doubt your implication. 2 verses after…

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

Must be a slow day….

2   Brendt Waters
May 9th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Paul, in a way, you make one of my points. Context, context, context.

When the Only True Christians ™ mock others — and I mean many others, not just Bell — they mis-label their pomotivators actions as “satire” and then cherry-pick verses, showing Jesus using satire, and then state (or imply) that they’re blameless and 100% accurate and justified because of this.

So if they’re blameless and 100% accurate and justified, then so am I for taking a few verses to illustrate my point. The fact that you try to put some context around it just shows that you’re not playing by Pyro rules. Shame on you. ;-)

3   Tim    
May 9th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Jesus = emergent. Therefore anyone who quotes him = emergent.