TWH: As many of you know, I'm translating one of Antonio's books on the life of Jesus Christ. I think the book is very interesting even though it espouses a number of different positions that I wholeheartedly disagree with. I came across one statement in Antonio's book this evening as I was translating. He uses the following expression in his discussion on Matt. 28:20: "the words that Matthew put into the mouth of Jesus at the end of his Gospel." Did Jesus say what Matthew records at the end of his Gospel, or did Matthew just say he did?
What are your top reasons for believing that Jesus did actually say what we see in Matt. 28:20, if you believe he did? If you don't, what are your top reasons for believing that Matthew just said Jesus said what we see in Matt. 28:20? I'm curious to see what you say. Post your reply in a comment within this blog post. Thanks!