I’m not exaggerating when I say that this passage of the Gospel of Mark records Jesus’ most intense, emotional low point, full of agony, and absolute dread. Theological liberals will sometimes distort the agony of Christ in this passage, while conservatives have sometimes minimized it.
In fact, I would say that it has been radically minimized in history, to the point of us missing the main thrust of what is happening here. In addition to the horror and beauty of the moment where Jesus stands alone, the only faithful one, going to die for the world at great personal cost and pain, we have a lot of absolutely WONDERFUL theological insights from the Psalms, Jonah, and parallels with the Garden of Eden that give me chills! I can’t wait to share it all with you!
This is part 61 of the Mark Series, going verse-by-verse through the Gospel of Mark. Today we are in chapter 14:32-52.
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Here’s the 6 video series I mentioned offering a theological, historical, philosophical, and rhetorical defense of Penal Substitutionary Atonement:
Click here for the article about the very recent discovery of a ritual bath from Jesus’ time that works well with the idea that olive production was happening in the Garden of Gethsemane during the 1st century.
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