JESUS’ TEACHINGS - (Teachings???)
The Lessons of Jesus - (Lessons???)
The teachings of Jesus are so confusing that consensus on their meanings is very rare, and, often in the Christian Word of God describes Jesus’ very own disciples as not understanding his teachings.
No man is without sin … except Christians … they don’t sin
There is none righteous, no, not one. [Rom 3:10]
For there is no man that sins not. [1 Kings 8:46]
Who can say, I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin? [Prov 20:9
For there is not a just man on earth, that does good and sinns not. [Eccl 7:20
Whoever is born of God doth not commit sin; . . . He cannot sin, because he is born of God. . . . Whoever abides in him sins not. He that commits sin is of the devil. [1 John 3:9, 6, 8 ]
All scripture is inspired … but some scripture is not
All scripture is given by inspiration of God. [2 Tim 3:16]
But I speak this by permission and not by commandment. [1 Cor 7:6]
But to the rest speak I, not the Lord. [1 Cor 7:12]
That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord. [2 Cor 11:17]
Only Christians will be on the Earth
There will be no other religious beliefs, only Jesus Christ (the fable)
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. Phil 2:10-11
11 It is written:
“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’” Rom 14:11
Do NOT be Hospitable to non-Christians, or You Share his Wickedness
10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. 2 John 10-11
44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matt 5:44
11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. 3 John 11
No evil shall happen to the Godly… and … Evil does happen to the Godly
There shall no evil happen to the just. Prov 12:21
Who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good? 1 Pet 3:13
Whom the Lord loves he chaveens, and scourges every son whom he receives. Heb 12:6
Much Prayers.. you need to …and… you don’t need to
Because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. . . . And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him? Luke 18:5, 7
Because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. Luke 11:8
But when you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be you not therefore like to them; for your father knows what things you have need of before you ask him. Matthew 6:7, 8
Servants, obey in all things your masters after the flesh. . . . And whatever you do, do it as heartily as to the lord. Col. 3:22, 23
Be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also, to the froward. 1 Peter 2:18
6 All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their own masters as deserving of the highest respect, so that the name of God and our teaching may not be discredited. 2 Moreover, those who have believing masters should be respectful to them, because they are fellow believers.[c] In fact, they must serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers and dear to them. These are the things you must teach and exhort. 1 Tim 6:1-2
9 Slaves are to submit to their masters in everything, aiming to please them and not argue with them 10 or steal from them. Instead, they are to show complete and perfect loyalty, so that in every way they may make the teaching about God our Savior more attractive. Tit 2:9-10
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear, trembling, and sincerity, as when you obey[a] the Messiah. Eph 6:5
FORGET ABOUT IT
Be not you the servants of men. 1 Cor 7:23
Neither be you called masters; for one is your master, even Christ. Matthew 23:10
You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. Matthew 4:10
Obey your Rulers they are God’s ministers…..wait… strike that
Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God. Whoever, therefore, resists the power, resists the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. . . . For this cause pay you tribute; for they are God’s ministers, attending continually on this very thing. Rom 13:1, 2, 3, 6
The scribes and pharisees sit in Moses’ seat; all, therefore, whatever they bid you observe, that observe and do. Matthew 23:2, 3
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake; whether it be to the king as supreme, or to the governors as to them that are sent of him for the punishment of evil doers. 1 Peter 2:13, 14
I counsel you to keep the king’s commandment. . . . Whoso keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing. Eccl. 8:2, 5
But…what is this???
And the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ. For of a truth, against your holy child Jesus, whom you has anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together. Acts 4:26, 27
Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the Market places, and the chief seats in the synagogues. . . . These shall receive greater damnation. Mark 12:38, 39, 40
And Herod with his men of war set him at naught, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. . . . And Pilate gave sentence. . . . And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him. . . . And the people stood by beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him. Luke 23:11, 24, 33, 35
God said - Nothing is hidden
For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. Mark 4:22
“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the
temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. John 18:20
God said - God conceals
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Prov 25:2
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Deut 29:29
God said - The truth has always been completely evident
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of
people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Rom 1:18-20
God said - God’s word is in books that are sealed
Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and
sealed with seven seals. Rev 5:1
Burdens and troubles
God said in his word - God will relieve our burdens
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28, 30
God said - God will give us troubles and tribulations
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”Heb 12:6
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have
trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
God does both
“See now that I myself am he!
There is no god besides me.
I put to death and I bring to life,
I have wounded and I will heal,
and no one can deliver out of my hand. Deut 32:39
“The Lord brings death and makes alive;
he brings down to the grave and raises up.
7 The Lord sends poverty and wealth;
he humbles and he exalts. 1 Sam 2:6-7
God said - “Bear one another’s burdens”
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Gal 6:2
God said - “Every man shall bear his own burden”
for each one should carry their own load. Gal 6:5
Eat flesh & blood
Jesus commands his followers to be cannibals
53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. John 6:53-54
God will punish wicked by making them drink blood for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” Rev 16:6
May Christians eat Food offered to idols (including Jesus and Mary)
4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.”
8 But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
1 Cor 8:1-13
18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? 19 Do I mean then that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. 1 Cor 18-21
29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. Acts 15:29
20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols Rev 2:20
Was John the Baptist Elijah???
This is Elijah which was to come. Matt. 11:14
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? and he said I am not. John 1:21
Should We be Afraid of those that wish to Kill Us???
Be not afraid of them that kill the body. Luke 12:4
Yet Christ himself was afraid of those that wished to kill him.
After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. John 7:1
Jesus Forbids Calling Fool
Jesus forbids calling someone a fool
22 But I say to you, anyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to punishment. And whoever says to his brother ‘Raka!’ will be subject to the Council. And whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be subject to hell fire. Matt 5:22
Then Jesus the hypocrite does it
17 You blind fools! What is more important, the gold or the sanctuary that made the gold holy? Matt 23:17
40 You fools! The one who made the outside made the inside, too, didn’t he? Luke 11:40
Love or Curse your Enemies
Jesus says to love your enemies, bless them that hate you
44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matt 5:44
Then he he does the opposite and curses his enemies
34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.
16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ 17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18 You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.’ 19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? Matt 23:15-19
27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!
33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Matt 23:27-33
40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? Luke 11:40
8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. John 10:8
New Testament has new Divorce rules
But I say to you, that whoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery. Matthew 5:32
When a man has taken a wife and married her, and it come to pass that she found no favor in his eyes, . . . Then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. Deut. 24:1
Miracles, a proof of divine mission ..But not a proof of divine mission
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said to him, are you he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said to them, go and show John again those things which you do hear and see; the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised. Matt 11:2-5
Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that you doest except God be with him. John 3:2
If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? Luke 11:19
Temptation to be desired and not to be desired
My brethren, I count it all joy when you fall into temptation. James 1:2
Lead us not into temptation. Matt 6:13
Does God tempt?
13 When someone is tempted, he should not say, “I am being tempted by God,” because God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone. James 1:13
But Gen 22:1, Matt 6:13, Deut 4:34, 8:2, Judg 2:22 (and others)
God controls the extent of our temptations
1 Cor 10:13, 2 Pet 2:9, Rev 3:10
Temptation is joy
2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; James 1:2
A good name a blessing? New Testament says a curse
A good name is better than precious ointment. Eccl 7:1
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. Prov 22:1
Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you. Luke 6:26
Poverty is a blessing … and riches woe to you
Blessed be you poor. . . . Woe to you that are rich! Luke 6:20, 24
Has not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom? James 2:5
Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me; lest I be full, and deny you and say, who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. Prov 30:8, 9
The rich man’s wealth is his strong tower, but the destruction of the poor is their poverty. Prov 10:15
If you return to the almighty then you shall be built up. . . . You shall then lay up gold as dust. Job 22:23, 24
The fruit of God’s spirit is love and gentleness and vengeance and fury
The fruit of the spirit is love, peace, joy, gentleness, and goodness. Gal 5:22
And the spirit of the Lord came on him and he slew a thousand men. Judg 15:14
And it came to pass on the morrow that the evil spirit from God came on Saul. . . And there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. 1 Sam 18:10, 11
The Christian yoke is easy and and not easy
Come to me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you. . . . For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matt 11:28, 29, 30
Elsewhere in the New Testament
In the world you shall have tribulation. John 16:33
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 tim. 3:12
Whom the Lord loves he chaveens, and scourges every son whom he receives . . . . For if you be without chaveisement then are you bastards and not sons. Heb 12:6, 8
All the grass on earth will be burned up
The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and firemixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. Rev 8:7
and then an army of locusts will be turned loose with instructions not to harm the grass
They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree,but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Rev 9:4
Fear or Love God?
God said in his word - Fear and love cannot coexist
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
God said - Love of God leads us to keep his commandments
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 1 John 5:2
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the
beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 6
God said - We should fear God because he can put us in hell
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt 10:28
But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Luke 12:5
It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb 10:31
Go to Hell
Anyone who has never heard of Jesus will go to hell.
18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:18
Nothing is hidden
(Mark 4:22, John 18:20).
(Prov 25:2, Deut 29:29).
The truth has always been completely evident
God’s word is in books that are sealed
Will all sins be forgiven to the believer?
(Acts 13:39, Col 2:13, 1 John 1:9).
(Matt 12:31-32, Mark 3:29).
If sin is forgiven, Got forgets it
(Isa 43:25, Jer 31:34, Heb 8:12).
God still remembers it
Are there any who are righteous?
(Mark 10:18, Rom 3:10, 23, Ps 14:3, 1 John 1:8-10, 1 Kings 8:46).
NO - Paul says he is the chief sinner
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 1 Tim 1:15
YES - But James 5:16 says yes
(also Gen 7:1, Job 1:1, 8, 2:3, Luke 1:5-6, 15:7).
Ezek 18 lists what one must do to be “just” (=righteous?).
God only protects the righteous
(1 Pet 3:12), although Jesus died both for the just and the unjust (3:18).
True Christians do not sin
(1 John 3:6-9).
Noah was perfect
Burdens and troubles
God will relieve our burdens
(Matt 11:28, 30).
God will give us troubles and tribulations
(Heb 12:6, John 16:33).
God does both relieve and give
(Deut 32:39, 1 Sam 2:6-7).
“Bear one another’s burdens”
But what about “Every man shall bear his own burden”
Are We Commanded to Baptize?
YES - Jesus says
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matt 28:19
NO - Paul says no at
I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. 1 Cor 1:14-15.
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel--not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 1 Cor 1:17.
Honor Father & Mother?
Jesus said to honor father and mother (Matt 15:4;Matt 19:19, Mark 7:10, 10:19, Luke 18:20),
But he required his disciples to hate father and mother (Luke 14:26), and
Jesus said that he came to turn the children against their parents (Matt 10:35, Luke 12:51-53).
“Call no man your father” (Matt 23:9).
But you should provide for your family (1 Tim 5:8).
What do we reap?
YES You reap what you sow (2 Cor 9:6, Gal 6:7).
NO Some reap without sowing (Matt 25:26, Luke 19:22).
Was there sin before the Law?
Paul says yes (Rom 5:13)
Paul says no (Rom 4:15).
God’s first words to Adam are the command to multiply (Gen 1:28). It is not not good for the man to be alone (Gen 2:18).
Paul says to avoid marriage and sex (1 Cor 7:1, 8, 37). But it is better to marry than to burn (v. 9).
Where is Satan?
Chained in hell (2 Pet 2:4, Jude 6).
Walking about in the earth (1 Pet 5:8 and Job 1:6-7; Job also says he occasionally visits heaven).
He is the god or prince of this world (John 12:31, 2 Cor 4:4, Eph 6:12).
He was “cast out” of the world at the time of Jesus (John 12:31).
Devils cannot tell a truth
Devils say that Jesus is the Messiah
It is caused by the devil
Sometimes by God
(2 Thess 2:11-12)
Sometimes by Jesus
Whose is the Earth?
(John 12:31, 14:30, 2 Cor 4:4, Eph 6:12).
(1 Cor 10:26, Rev 1:5).
(Ex 9:29, 19:5, Deut 10:14, Ps 24:1, 50:12, 89:11).
Jesus says to forgive and bless your enemies (Matt 5:44).
But he will deny his enemies to God (Matt 10:32-33). God does not forgive his enemies, but condemns them.
Jesus says that some of his followers will be put to death (Luke 21:16).
But not a hair of their head will perish (v. 18).
Sabbath: Must we keep it?
under penalty of death (Ex 20:8, 31:15-17, 35:1-3, Jer 17:21-27, and many other passages).
(Isa 1:13, Hos 2:11).
Jesus did not keep it (Mark 2:27- 28, John 5:16, Math 12:1-8).
Paul says commandment was not permanent
(Rom 14:5, Col 2:16).
Catholics say they had the authority to change the Sabbath commandment to mean the day Sunday instead.
“Original sin” means that all humanity is punished for Adam’s sin
(e.g Rom 5:12, 19, 1 Cor 15:22;)
Everyone Wants to Sit Next to Jesus in Heaven
James and John ask Jesus for a favor
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”
36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory. Mark 10:35-37
Their mother asked for her sons James and John
20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
21 “What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.” Matt 20:20-21