Category Archives: About Jesus

Jesus was a bigot

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“Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so” (Traditional, Words by Anna B. Warner) Most Christians assume Jesus had affection for anyone who accepted him; that he had a personal interest in each and every individual. I think they seriously misunderstand their main man. Jesus, as he’s portrayed in the gospels, quite clearly didn’t love gentiles (who he referred to as pagans.) He told his disciples
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The Capture, Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus

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Yeshua (Jesus) and his entourage were easily outmaneuvered. The Romans swooped on them in the garden of Gethsemane while Jewish residents slept. John’s gospel claimed a cohort of soldiers was consigned to collar him: “Judas the traitor knew the place well, since Jesus had often met his disciples there, and he brought the cohort to this place together with a detachment of guards sent by the chief priests and Pharisees, all with lanterns and torches and weapons” (John 18:3 JB.) ... More

Jesus and Faith

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Preachers propose that people can achieve anything through prayer. They often quote Jesus, who said, “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
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