Was Jesus A Hypocrite? - Christianity
By Greg Vanden Berge 12/16/2011
Answer: Yes, but most Christians won't admit it.
If you're a Christian and you're interested in learning a little more about Jesus, then bear with me for a moment. I guarantee, you’ll walk away with something, about Jesus, by the time you're done reading this article.
Before we get started, let's make sure’ we understand what a hypocrite really is. A hypocrite is someone who says one thing, but does the exact opposite.
For example, if I told my children not to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes, but did both of them, then I would be hypocrite. If I complained about other people tailgating, while I was tailgating other vehicles, then I would probably qualify as a hypocrite.
Now that you understand what a hypocrite is, all I need to do is provide you with a few Bible verses, where Jesus said one thing and did the opposite.
Mark 10 American Standard Version
21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
Jesus just got through telling this man, he lacks something, so he tells this person to sell everything and give it to the poor. If you want to have treasures in heaven, then you will need to sell all of your possessions and follow me.
Remember, if you believe everything in the Bible is the absolute truth, then you better pay attention. Now let's see what happens, when Jesus wasn't thinking about the poor, but might've been thinking about himself.
Matthew 26 American Standard Version
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat.
8 But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
10 But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Are you a little confused? Don't worry, because I am almost positive any Christian leader in the world, can turn this into something ridiculous.
I’ve witnessed Christian leaders convince other Christians, to believe in some of the wackiest things, with out even using facts. That's right, for whatever reason, it doesn't make any sense, to use things like facts or confirmed observations, when you're explaining something to a Christian.
However, this isn't the case is it? You wouldn't be reading this article, if you weren't looking for the truth. Now for the bad names, this isn't the only time Jesus says something or does something hypocritical.
Feel free to disagree with the information I just presented you with, but don't stop thinking. Do a little more research into your religious beliefs and try to figure out where this information came from and whether or not you were actually brainwashed.
I know it's a strong word, but if you don't think Jesus was a hypocrite and you just read this article, then you could be a victim of someone else's beliefs and should start validating some of this information, yourself.
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