Did Jesus make any mistakes? Apparently Mark Driscoll thinks he did!!!

Driscoll is just out his mind, or is he? he is trying to make a difference between a Jesus that did a mistake, and a Jesus who sinned. The line is too blur, if you ask me.

Here are some takes from Christianity Today, who consulted some Theologians,

“Driscoll’s point is prosaic and uncontroversial. Jesus learned to do things as a child through trial and error like reading and writing. That’s obvious if we take the humanity of Jesus seriously. It’s in Gnostic writings like the Infancy Gospel of Thomas where the child Jesus is a supernatural prodigy, incapable of error though prone to fits of vengeance against adults and other children. While critical scholars have argued that Jesus made factual, theological, and even moral errors during his ministry, traditional Christians have never agreed, and neither would Driscoll, I suspect. Driscoll’s point about Jesus making mistakes, while needing qualification, is theologically sound.”
~ Michael Bird, lecturer in theology, Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College

 

And:

“The problem is we have so little direct information. The Gospels do not record any ‘Jesus mistakes.’ From that, we could assume he made none. Also, many people assume Jesus couldn’t make mistakes because he was God, and God is infallible. However, Jesus was also human, and ‘to err is human.’ Could he have been truly human and never made mistakes? Luke 2:52 says Jesus grew in ‘wisdom.’ Is it possible to grow in wisdom without any lacking wisdom, even as a child? This question simply can’t be answered definitively.”
~ Roger Olson, professor of theology and ethics, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

So for Bird and Olson, Jesus, during his infancy, may have done what other kids do, mistakes.  The issue would be done, if he did any mistakes during his ministry, which none of the Gospel record.

Read the entire entry, and make up your mind.

Paul Trebilco – Early Christian Self-Designations – From Biblical Studies Online

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