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I'm currently answering some questions my Muslim coworker has posed to me and I don't know how to respond to one of them:
If Jesus and his disciples spoke in Aramaic, why isn't the New Testament scripture based off of written Aramaic as opposed to Greek?
My coworker is asserting that since we base it off Greek instead of Aramaic, there is some meaning that is lost in what is said thus rendering the New Testament less reliable. Anyone an expert on this?
First of all we are NOT a Bible based Church. The Church existed for 300 years before She assembled the New Testament. So the Church is whom Jesus entrusted his teachings. For 300 years they witnessed mainly by Oral Tradition 2 Thessalonians 2:15 " Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter ours."
2nd Timothy 1:13 "Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard this rich trust with the help of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us."
1st Timothy 3:15 "...the Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth." The Church is the foundation & support of the truth which Jesus Christ taught us. The Church is entrusted with the interpretation of the Oral, and written word of God. 2 Peter 1:20 It is NOT a matter of private interpretation.
How did they accurately recall, and pass on these Sacred truths? * "The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name-He will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you."* John 14:26
The Holy Spirit Guides, reminds, and teaches the One Holy Catholic, and Apostolic Church! ** "..you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it..." The Church will survive until the end! "*I will build **my Church"* Who's Church? JESUS CHRIST'S!
The Bible didn't just fall from heaven. Jesus Christ gave it to HIS Catholic Church. Jesus didn't come to earth only to die for our sins. He also came to establish HIS One Holy Catholic, and Apostolic Church. It is our inheritance! :dancing: :extrahappy: :amen: