THE SYNOPTIC PROBLEM

ARE THERE ERRORS IN THE BIBLE?
ARE THERE ERRORS IN THE GOSPELS?
IS THERE LITERARY DEPENDENCY IN THE GOSPELS?
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ORDERED GOSPELS

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

THE GOSPELS ARE CHRONOLOGICALLY ORDERED


Luke says, Insomuch as many have taken in hand to set out in order a declaration of those things that are most surely believed among us...It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus, that you might know the certainty of those things, of which you have been told. (Lk. 1:1-4)

NOTE 1:

Luke says that he wrote his gospel in order. Luke and the other writers were writing an account, a declaration of things that have happened. i.e. a history. If a history is not chronologically ordered, it is not in order.

NOTE 2:

Luke says the other writers also wrote in order. They also must have wrote a declaration ordered in the same manner as Luke's was to enable him to say that he also was writing an account in order.

NOTE 3:

Many say that Luke did not write a chronologically ordered book but it was ordered in some other manner. Usually they say it was theologically ordered. If this is the case it should be stated how it is theologically ordered, but no one has. It is pretty foolish to say the book is theologically ordered and then not prove how it is theologically ordered. Moreover that must mean the other Gospels are theologically ordered, for Luke says that they also wrote declarations in order. Are they theologically ordered in the same manner as Luke or in a different manner?