Today at Bible Study at Trinity, Milton, we were talking about the 'oral tradition'--how stories about Jesus were handed down orally before they were written down.
So, I told a story about John, Jack, Sherry, Bern and me at the beach.
We've known each other for over 30 years--John since college--and every time someone started telling a story about our relationships, someone else would say, "that's not how it happened!"
Hopefully, in the first century, the oral tradition was better than it is today!
But probably not perfect.
Looking closely at the gospels is dangerous business.
Things you thought you knew will be challenged.
Things you didn't know will be shoved in your face.
You need 'faith' to look critically at the Bible.
Otherwise, you'll lose your way....