"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

Salguod J. Enots

Introduction

For two thousand years Christians have maintained that Jesus (god incarnate) was a sinless man who was the embodiment of perfection on earth. This is boldly stated in the Christian bible, the New Testament (NT):

[Jesus] “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: (1 Peter 2:22 King James Version)

The NT gospels have many, many statements and acts by Jesus which prove the above statement false. Jesus, like Paul, repeatedly made false statements and inaccurate prophecies. Following is a brief summary of some of these problems for Christianity ― they are exposed for the BS they really are.

The Falsities Exposed

(1) John 7:8-10 [KJV] “Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.”

Here, Jesus betrays his own statement and, in fact, attends in stealth.

(2) John 7:8-10 [RSV] “Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come. After saying this, he remained inGalilee. But after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went, not publicly but as it were in private.”

Jesus broke his promise (word) by going up secretly after saying he wouldn’t.

(3) In John 13:38 Jesus said: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, ‘The cock shall not crow, till thou (Peter) hast denied me thrice (three times)’.” And yet, what actually took shape as viewed in Mark 14:66-68: “And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest: And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, ‘And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.”

According to Jesus’ prophecy the cock was not to speak until after the third denial, not after the first, illustrated above.

(4) Jesus told the thief on the cross: “Verily I say unto thee, ‘Today shalt thou be with me in paradise’ (Luke 23:43).”

This prophecy could not have been kept unless Jesus went to heaven that day, in which case he would not have been buried for three days.

(5) Jesus told a man: “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34).

This statement was made early in his ministry. Yet, the cross could not have become a Christian symbol until after the crucifixion. There would be nothing to pick up. This utterance would have made no sense to the man being addressed.

(6) “But whosoever shall say Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire” (Matthew 5:22).

Yet, Jesus himself repeatedly vociferated the very words he so strickly warned against when he called people fools in Matthew 23:17-19 and Luke 11:40. Is Jesus in danger of hellfire as his original prophecy suggests?

(7) “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40).

Mark 15:37 and 15:42 show Jesus died on the day before the Sabbath, which would be Friday. Mark 16:9 and Matthew 28:1 show he allegedly rose sometime during Saturday night or Sunday morning. Friday afternoon to Sunday morning does not encompass three days and three nights. His prophecy failed. Apparently Peter was betraying his followers when he stated that Jesus did not lie.

(8) In John 3:13, Jesus falsely stated: “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

First of all, this verse is not historically accurate per II Kings 2:11: “Behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” Furthermore, it is also absurd on its face. If the son of man (in reference to Jesus) is down here on earth speaking, then how could he be in heaven?

(9) “Woe unto you (Jews)! For ye build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your fathers killed them” (Luke 11:47).

Jesus condemned people for having ancestors who killed prophets, yet, he himself had such ancestral killers if Christians want to claim he is a descendant of King David through King Solomon (Note: Jesus is not a legitimate messianic descendant, as illustrated in The Non-Messianic Genealogy of Jesus).

(10) “For as yet they know not the scriptures, that he must rise again from the dead” (John 20:9).

The scriptures to which John eludes isn’t the Old Testament because no where in the Old Testament is a prophecy about Jesus “rising” from the dead.

(11) “For I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Matthew 9:13) versus “And Jesus said unto him, ‘Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God’“ (Mark 10:18).

How could Jesus be righteous if only God is good? But wait, Jesus was god incarnate!

(12) “The Kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof” (Matthew 13:31-32).

Poor knowledge of science is again evident in the fact that a mustard seed is not the least of all seeds, is not the greatest among herbs when grown, and could not give rise to a tree. Apparently the “all-knowing” Jesus knew little about science.

(13) “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44) versus “And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, ‘Thou art Christ the Son of God’“ (Luke 4:41).

Jesus disconfirmed his own acclaimed divinity, unless some devils are more honest than “the devil.”

(14) “And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him.” (Matthew 20:19) in addition to: “And they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall kill him.” (Mark 10:33-34). Compare these verses to John 19:14-18, which states: “And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he (Pilate) saith unto the Jews, ‘Behold your King’! But they cried out, ‘Away with him, away with him, crucify him’. Then he delivered him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they (the Jews) crucified him” (John 19:14-18).

Although Jesus prophesied he would be crucified by Gentiles, the anti-Jewish Gospel of John says he was killed by Jews. And, quite glaringly, the claim that Jews killed Jesus is also inaccurate. The Jews of the time used one court system: stoning. Crucifixion was purely a part of the Roman judicial system.

(15) “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sink, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17-18).

Clearly a false statement by Jesus! Few Christian “believers” would be willing to test it’s validity by drinking poisons, such as arsenic, handling deadly snakes, or emptying local hospitals with touches of the hand. It’s far more practical to rationalize the verse away.

(16) “For verily I (Jesus) say unto you, ‘If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20).

The inaccuracy of Jesus’ statement is shown in the fact that nobody, with or without faith, has ever successfully ordered a mountain to move.

(17) “As long as I am in the world, I (Jesus) am the light of the world” (John 9:5) versus “You [the people] are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14).

Who, then, is the light of the world — Jesus or the people?

(18) “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seekethfindeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8). Equate this with John 9:31 which states “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.”

Everyone who asks receives; yet, according to Jesus’ teachings, God doesn’t hear sinners and is far from the wicked.

(19) “And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, ‘Thou art Christ the Son of God.’ And he (Jesus), rebuking them, suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ” (Luke 4:41) and “Unclean spirits, when they saw him (Jesus), fell down before him, and cried, saying, ‘Thou art the Son of God’“ (Mark 3:11).

It’s intriguing to note that the first beings to recognize the acclaimed messiahship of Jesus were devils, the most corrupt and deceitful of all beings.

(20) “And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, ‘All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:16). Paragon this to: “And he (Jesus) saithunto them: ‘To sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give” (Mark 20:23).

(21) “Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they killed them, and you built their tombs” (Luke 11:47-48).

Logic and scientific precision were not among Jesus’ strong points. Building a tomb for someone whom my ancestors killed certainly doesn’t mean I approve of the killing.

(22) “And I seek not mine own glory” (John 8:50) and “whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:12) as collated with: “And Jesus answered them saying, ‘The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified’“ (John 12:23) and “now O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self.” (John 17:5).

(23) “Then, if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shewgreat signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:23-24) versus “The same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me” (John 5:36, see also John 3:2, 20:30-31, and Matthew 11:20-21).

According to Jesus, the ability to do great signs and wonders (miracles), does not prove one is the messiah. Yet, he contends his works prove he is from God. Using Jesus’ own criteria, how do we know he is genuine and authentic?

(24) “Verily I (Jesus) say unto you, ‘There shall no sign be given unto this generation” (Mark 8:12). Bracket this comment to that of Matthew’s Jesus (16:4): “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.”

Jesus assured that “no sign would be given,” however, there is now an exception!

(25) “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28) in comparison with: “Yea, all kings shall fall down before him (the messiah): all nations shall serve him” (Psalm 72:11) and “That all people, nations, and languages, should serve him” (Daniel 7:14) and “All dominions shall serve and obey him” (Daniel 7:27).

Jesus’ concept of the messiah conflicts with that of the Old Testament prophets.

Conclusion

These examples of Jesus’ duplicity represent only a fraction of the multitudes that could have been presented. The Christian Bible provides more than enough evidence to demonstrate Jesus’ inability to provide a reliable beacon to lighten the way to truth and honesty.

As Thomas Paine once said:

“The priests of the present day profess to believe the story of Jesus. They gain their living by itand they exclaim against something they call infidelityI will define what infidelity is. One that believes in the story of Jesus is an infidel to God” 1

As far as the shortcomings, errors, and mistakes of Jesus are concerned, one would be hard-pressed to find another biblical figure, including Paul, who so contradicts his purported image. The Christian Bible claims Jesus was not only:

  • Sinless (1 John 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 9:28, 7:26);
  • Truthful (1 Peter 2:22, Ephesians 4:21, John 1:14, 8:40); and
  • Pure (1 John 3:3, 1 Peter 1:19);
  • But also “The [Jewish] messiah.” (Matthew 16:6)

The fifty contradictions identified in this and the other article (General Contradictions In The New Testament) should make any honest reader (except those suffering from bible intoxication ― the irrational and indoctrinated) realize that Jesus could not have been the savior of anything. In fact, nothing exists outside of Christian writings to suggest that Jesus ever lived, was a real living and breathing person.

 

Footnotes:

1.  The Life and Works of Thomas Paine, Volume 9, page 292

 

 

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