You are right, Jesus, being both man AND God, was perfect, and thus not capable of committing a sin or probably even a mistake. In the Gospels he is displayed as perfect, and yet with human emotions that he uses perfectly.
It was not a mistake for Jesus to trust his disciples, because he knew that, for the most part they were the best people for the job... and even those that betrayed him did so in accord with God's plan to use them for humanity's salvation.
Well, it all depends... If one doesn't go down the line that Jesus was THE son of God, but a Realiser of great proportions, then it begs the question, why did he become agitated at the temple, when people were using it to sell things and lend money etc.
In the history of the world nothing has ever changed, the Divine (or least, deeper truths) have always been ignored and/or desecrated in some way. It's the norm around here! So why, being a Realiser, did he become so angered by it, chasing people out of the table and upturning tables etc? (if indeed he did do that), to make the temple as it should be? In some ways, this certainly wasn't turning the other cheek!
So maybe that was a small mistake, his political side and the way belief in him became a political issue (which ironically, is really the only real reason he became so popular). But I guess in his heart he was doing the right thing - so that was very true and honest.
There's some conjecture that realisers like Buddha actually perceived deeper truths than Jesus, going beyond the siddhis, or miracle powers.
I don't think I answered this question at all? But I can't help feeling that him getting angered (albeit righteous anger), did much at all to help things. The Divine is still ignored and desecrated to this day. Maybe that was a small mistake. But I'm far from someone who can judge this matter correctly!
I tend to agree. It's just that his action made no difference to history at all. God knows that nothing changes on earth, nothing makes a difference really in an idealist sense. Only on a personal level do people develop. But Jesus'anger was correct.
Thank you rdcast, I may give that a look. It's sad, but some churches are turned into wine bars or people's private homes these days - or ironically, into mosques, which I've seen. In that sense Jesus driving those guys out of the temple didn't work.
A very studied answer indeed. Actually we do not know whether the incident in the temple or so many other incidences which contradict each other are real incidences at all. The incident in the temple might have been a deliberate and studied action.
Jesus Christ is perfection and will not change. For the lost who refuse to accept His living words of redemption, can only twist themselves in a vain struggle to justify their own useless existence. They will only listen to the faithful's witness when they are made humble despite their sins. Those are opportunities when our Holy Spirit will provide direction.. Struggling in disputes with the lost, becomes our own vanity and lacks the direction from the Holy Spirit. Indeed, we are commanded not to welcome or bid farewell to such Antichrists.
that wipes out quite a of the world's population, children brought up in other cultures, tribes who have never heard of Jesus etc ... Every religion uses pretty much the same arguments that support the notion that their figure of worship is THE one.
God won't honor your complaint Electro-Denizen. Antichrists are those who actively and willfully reject Jesus Christ as the resurrected Savior and Son of the only God. The Word of God handles the issue of those never witnessed to. Read it.
Don't want to be mean, but it's so much easier to try and get others to come round to one's own point of view (with us or against us mentality) rather than doing genuine work on oneself. Get a passport. Travel widely. Read widely.
You perceive I'm trying to convert the willfully blind. You get my point. When it's too late, the same will beg to gain what they rejected all their lives. My only prayer for such people is for their hour of desperation comes before then.
Can I believe in him an only him. Cause I do not believe estimated 40 people who wrote the bible 100 years after Jesus death. He is only mention in the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Luke and the Gospel of John.
I beg to differ Dubuquedogtrainer Jesus is not mentioned by name, it is your assumption that it is him. The Bible devotes some 500 verses on prayer, less than 500verses on faith, but over 2000 verses on money and possessions. Not my Jesus?
Yes which one. There is so many, its been changed, translated, revised so many times and only about 60% of any Bible you pick up is consistent with the rest. I believe in Jesus and the message he tried to give us and ONLY HIM. I don't believe in re
Are you asking these questions to me because you think i'm the one who needs to know Jesus? Jesus was disgusted by the rich and powerful. He did not want us to idolize nothing including himself. Correct me if I am wrong. Name is cause the truth can
Dubuquedogtrainer - I will take your comment to my last statement being correct. People are so angry. We both mutually believe in Jesus. Why so defensive when I never said anything hurtful or cruel. Hum... ? And I enjoyed our comments of questions.
We both know this, yet it can't register with the spiritually blind. So why should we EVER posture as if we should defend God Almighty? The lost need to stew in their pointless vanity. Eventually, they will lose energy for attack, if indeed God calls
rdcast you weren't brought up Muslim or Hindu... 'Pointless vanity' - very judgmental and hard words. I doubt they could be used of people who have been drawn to a life of prayer in God from different backgrounds but who don't see Jesus like u do :-)
E-D, you poke at me from many angles. Vanity is Satan's nickname and another name for sin. It slimes its way into all our lives. The willfully blind are kept form understanding. Vanity owns them till fate of desperation finds them.
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