- Textually, the verse may or may not be original. (That is why versions often put it in brackers, or have marginal notes). If you accept it as genuine -- and I make no comment on that --
- Please, please, please do not do what so many do, and preach about the medical reasons for Christ sweating blood! Note what the text says: "like [Greek hosei] great drops of blood." Brother, if it is like something, then it isn't that thing! I am not like a man; I am a man. Christ is not like God Incarnate, He is God incarnate. And His sweat is not depicted here as being great drops of blood, but as being like great drops of blood.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
If you're preaching on the complex of events from the last Passover meal to the Resurrection, and you want to allude to Luke 22:44 ("And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground"), please note two things:
Posted by DJP at 9:24 AM