I’ve just read an article from NewsMax.com re: “Bill O’Reilly: Killing Jesus,” Bill O’Reilly’s newest best seller book, which better explains the building controversy of what Bill O’Reilly is trying to “commercialize.”
Sensationalism is what I prefer to call it. Killer grabbing headlines to sell what perhaps Bill O’Reilly is trying to do, to catch media attention for his newest book at the risk of being criticized.
“Though he used the New Testament’s four Gospels as source material, he left out parts he doesn’t believe happened as written.
For instance, Jesus didn’t say, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” from the cross, the Catholic O’Reilly maintains. It wouldn’t have been physically possible, he said.
“You die on a cross from being suffocated,” he said. “You can hardly breathe. We believe Jesus said that, but we don’t believe he said it on the cross because nobody could have heard it.”
60 Minutes Interview:
60 Minutes also did an interview with Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Jesus:”
Bill O Reilly talks about Killing Jesus on 60 Minutes
My Commentary–Bill O’Reilly: “Killing Jesus”:
- “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34)
If the bible states that Jesus said it from the Cross, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” he did say it from the Cross.
Luke, the disciple, who wrote that entry now in the Holy Bible, was a direct eye-witness to the event. I call it credible and reliable.
I rather wonder sometimes that people forget what is impossible for man to do, then that’s when the supernatural kicks in … what is impossible for man is possible for God.
Three of Jesus’ disciples, Matthew, Mark, & Luke all make the same entry in their journals of the impossible being possible:
- “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27; & Luke 18:27)
O’Reilly leaves out that very important part: the power of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit God of the Supernatural, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
If God wants someone to hear something important and they are out of immediate earshot, God will simply magnify the sound so the speaker can be heard.
Remember when Jesus preached and fed the 5,000? He was heard by all without the modern aid of a microphone.
Bill is a bit out of sync on what he understands. Perhaps if he had done the basic research himself instead of “editing” what his co-author, partner had already written, he would have stood on a better platform and would be better believed.
Additionally, I would never refer to Jesus Christ as “what they did to this guy”–this guy? Where’s the reverence for the God of Creation, the God of the Universe, the God that created you and I?
Why not refer to Jesus Christ is the holy man or something similar to show respect?
“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Good thing this one phrase is filled with compassion, love and respect for God’s creation. Jesus saw it and He mercifully reminded the Father of His creation’s lack of understanding.
Certainly we need forgiveness.
Ms. Mary Pacheco,
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