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Is the Biblical Jesus Such a Great Person? Part 2

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The Biblical Jesus Refused to Heal a Sick Child Until His Mother Pressured Him

 

 
 
The following incident is related to the story above...

 

 

Matthew 15:22-28

22A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."

    23Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us."

    24He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."

    25The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.

    26He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."

    27"Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

    28Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

 

I would expect that a 'God incarnate' person who is ultimately merciful wouldn't think twice before helping a sick child, especially since he has the power to do so.

 

 

The Biblical Jesus Taught Us to Love Satan

 

 

 

Jesus taught us to love our enemies...

 

 

Matthew 5:44-45

 

44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

 

 

Satan happens to be our enemy...

 

 
1 Peter 5:8

 

8Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

 

 

Therefore, according to Jesus we should love Satan.

 

 

 

The Biblical Jesus' Unfair Law of Divorce

 

 

 

Jesus talked about divorce...

 

 

Matthew 5:32

But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 19:9

I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."

 

Truly this is an illogical law. Divorce is ONLY allowed if the other spouse cheats on the other? What if we are married and find out that we can't bear each other's attitude? Does this mean that we are forced to stay married to those we cannot be compatible with?

Why does the woman become an adulteress if she is divorced by her husband? He is the one, who initiated the divorce, so why does she become an adulteress?

It's an illogical law indeed.

 

 

 

The Biblical Jesus Purposely Goes Out To Be Tempted By The Devil

 

 

When one reads the story of Jesus' temptation in Matthew Chapter 4 you will see that this could have a negative influence on a person. For the story shows that Jesus purposely went out seeking the devil and put himself in a tight situation in which the devil was trying to tempt him.

 

This could influence people to purposely go out to bad places (e.g. parties, bars) and challenge themselves not to commit sin there so that they may 'over come' and 'defeat' the devil. This is putting one self in danger. I see Jesus being a bad role model here. Instead he should teach us to avoid the devil as much as possible and if we are to ever encounter him, then we resist him. Not to go out on purpose to seek the devil and then try to resist him.

 

 

 

The Biblical Jesus Didn't Let One Disciple To Attend His Father's Funeral Or The Other To Bid His Family Farewell

 

 

 

 

Following is a conversation that Jesus had with his disciples...

 

 

Luke 9:59-62

 

59He said to another man, "Follow me." 
      But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

    60Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

    61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."

    62Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."

 

This is a very insensitive thing to do. Look at the cold-hearted reply Jesus gave to that man, "Let the dead bury their own dead"! We are talking about a man's father here! How can Jesus reply back to him in such an insensitive way regarding a man's dead father?

Also, Jesus didn't allow another man to return to his family and bid them farewell. Imagine the pain and worry that this family went through when they weren't informed about the man's whereabouts.

Jesus did not even allow these people to take a break for around an hour to attend to very urgent family issues. He showed no open mindedness or mercy to these people. He did not bother trying to understand their current situation.

Truly, I am very unimpressed.

 

The Biblical Jesus Prioritized Himself Over the Poor

 

We read...

Mark 14:3-8

    3While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.

    4Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume? 5It could have been sold for more than a year's wages[a] and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly.

    6"Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. 8She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.

 

Indeed this is very strange. The people who rebuked the woman were right. How can she break a whole jar of very expensive perfume just in order to apply it on Jesus' body? She could have sold it and gave much money to the poor as her critics rightfully argued.

Instead of agreeing with them, Jesus defended the woman and said that she was correct in doing so. He said that they will have several chances to help the poor later on, but since Jesus was staying temporarily with them he should be taken as a priority and basically be pampered with expensive perfume applied on him to prepare himself for his burial.

I am very unimpressed with the Biblical Jesus' attitude here.

 

 

The Biblical Jesus Didn't Offer Practical Solutions to The World's Problems

 

 

 

One advantage that I definitely find in Islam over Christianity is that Islam offers practical solutions to problems. (e.g. Hajj and standing close in prayer to destroy racism, Islamic Sharia law to deal with criminals, etc.) However, I don't see this in Christianity. I feel that the teachings found in Christianity are too idealistic and are only practical in a utopia.

 

For instance, Jesus tells a man to sell everything he owns and give it to the poor. (Luke 12:33)

 

This is going a bit too far. Sure, we must be generous, but it is illogical to sell EVERYTHING you have and give it to the poor. If you end up following this faulty advice, you will end up like that poor person that you were trying to help.

 

Jesus said that if someone steals from you, don't try to get it back. (Luke 6:30) and he also said that if someone hits you, invite them to do it again. (Matthew 5:39).

Again this is illogical. We should stand up for ourselves and not let criminals take advantage over our character.

Someone may argue back that Jesus is not being literal in these verses. I will accept this for the sake of argument. However, my main problem is that Jesus keeps saying to us to be good yet he gives us no practical ways on how to do so.

For instance, Jesus condemns fornication and adultery yet he offers no practical ways for us to avoid it (Islam offers several ways e.g. instituting a modest dress code for women or prohibiting free mixing between different genders, etc.).

I can give several examples, but I think the readers have understood what I am trying to say.

 

 

Conclusion

 

There is really nothing that impressive about the character of the Biblical Jesus once he is scrutinized under the microscope. I believe Christians should stop bragging about him for there is seriously nothing that much to boast about.

Category: Jesus | Added by: Farhat (06.27.2011)
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