Quest for the Existence the Historical Jesus
I’m going to pretend Jesus actually existed as his followers claim to emphasize the point I wish to bestow upon the reader.
Jesus persistently informed his followers that they could indeed ask and pray for anything and receive it. He even goes as far as informing these gullible souls that they can cast trees and mountains into the sea by simply praying for it!
When I ask Catholics, Masons, Judaism, Agnostics, Creators, Pentecostal, Islamic, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christians, Baptist, Orthodox, Hebrew Israelites, Latter-Day Saints, Five-Percenters, Evangelical, etc. to perform one of these extraordinary acts (or one I conceive out of thin air, after all Jesus did assert anything.), they are most often bemused at my request they just simply retort Jesus was speaking metaphorical or in parables.
To neutralize this obvious cop out I just simply inform them since Jesus himself didn’t claim he was speaking metaphorical or in parables and since they can’t summon Jesus to present himself personally and confirm their claim he was speaking otherwise, this simply counts as a strike against them until they either perform or summon, whichever comes first.
These claims of Jesus are not ambiguous in the least bit of sense. They are straight forward, clear, simple and sincere claims that simply can’t be taken out of context or misunderstood by anyone who has the minimum of a first grade education.
Here are the quotes, directly from the bible, that proves Jesus is nothing but a habitual liar: 1) Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” 2) Matthew 21:21-22 (NASB): And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen. “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
* Note Here: Here’s where Jesus is speaking metaphorical/in parables.
Matthew 24:32-33 (NASB): * “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”
3) Matthew 7:7-8 (NASB): Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
4) Matthew 18:19-20 (NASB): Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in my name, I am there in their midst.
5) Mark 11:19-25 (NIV): When evening came, Jesus and his disciples went out of the city. In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
6) Luke 11:9-13 (NASB): And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
7) John 14:13-14 (NASB): and whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.
8) John 15:7 (NASB): If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
9) John 15:16 (NASB): It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
10) John 16:23-24 (NASB): On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. Until now you have not asked anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. Well people there you have it! The above passages speak for themselves. Excluding the passage Matthew 24:32-33, there is absolutely no mention of speaking metaphorical or in parables in any of them!
Catholics, Masons, Judaism, Agnostics, Creators, Pentecostal, Islamic, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christians, Baptist, Orthodox, Hebrew Israelites, Latter-Day Saints, Five-Percenters, Evangelical etc, just simply ignore this fact to protect their faith and beliefs, it’s as simple as that!
They also have a natural disposition to add to and twist the actual wordings in the bible to make them appear to mean something else to suit their needs. However, those of us who quote the bible word for word are the ones who take the wording of the bible out of context! They are truly experts at this rational, got it down to a science!
If one truthfully and honestly read the above passages with an open mind and refrain from adding to or twisting the actual wordings, without an iota of doubt, one will clearly see that Jesus not only deceived his followers but he’s also an habitual liar!
Now I know there are those of you who are drooling and eagerly thinking: In the book of Matthew 6 Jesus informs us not to be like the hypocrites and to pray to the Father in secret!*
* Matthew 6:5-6 (NASB): “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”
My response is simply this: Perfect! Since you want to take this route instead, now you can really make fools of yourselves. Jesus most definitely isn’t speaking metaphorical or in parables here.
Go into your inner room, close your door and secretly pray my request in to your Father and be rewarded! Makes perfectly good sense to me! How about you?
Well people pretend time is over for me. Thank you for allowing me to present my case to you all, for it was quit indulging. It’s profound and obvious your God doesn’t answer prayers regardless of rationality or irrationality and this proves that Jesus was nothing but a habitual liar!