Akinobei 8 months ago
Who was Jesus? Jesus wasn?t the Messiah given (Luke 1:32) ?the throne of his father David? because Jesus never sat or David?s throne or had a human father which was essential in patrilineal Judaism. Mary?s genealogy?s irrelevant. John the Baptist, who baptized (Mark 1:4) ?for the remission of sins? baptized Jesus for the remission of Jesus? sins. After his baptism, you can believe Satan showed Jesus (Matthew 4:8) all the kingdoms of the world from a mountaintop, possible because the earth was flat, or accept that Jesus became one of disciples until John's imprisonment (Mark 1 14). Jesus held John in such high esteem Jesus said (Matthew 11:11) none born of woman (including Jesus) was greater than John. Jesus was an apocalypticist, like all New Testament writers, and believed the end of the world was imminent 2,000 years ago and said so repeatedly in Mark 9:1, Matthew 16:28, and Luke 9:27. Jesus was also a magician who dazzled illiterate post-Bronze Age audiences by exorcising imaginary demons from the possessed. The twenty references in Matthew to the "kingdom of god/heaven" are references to the earthly kingdom the Son of Man was going to establish 2,000 years ago but didn't. OOPS. Jesus wasn't omniscient (Mark 5:30,?Who touched me??); omnipotent (Mark 6:5,?(Jesus) could?do no mighty work.?); perfect (Jesus believed in the evil eye (Mark 7:20-22)); truthful (Jesus told believers in Mark 16:17-18 and John 14:12 they would be able to perform miracles but they can?t); or the eternal god because Jesus died. Jesus condoned slavery, believed he was a prophet (Mark 6:4, Luke 4:24,) and came only for "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 10:5-6, 15:24) because righteous Jews were already saved and gentiles were heathen. Jesus identified four paths to eternal life not requiring belief in Jesus? divinity like Mark 10:17-25 and Luke 18:19-25. For example in Matthew 19:16-19, Jesus claims a Jew could obtain eternal life if he shall ?honor thy father and thy mother?love thy neighbor as thyself? and not ?murder?commit adultery?steal?bear false witness.? Jesus was crucified for sedition against the Roman Empire and his body left on the cross to rot since there were no exceptions in Israel to this practice. His death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28) was unnecessary because he had already said he forgave sins in Matthew 9:6, Luke 5:20, and Mark 2:5.