What Would Jesus Do? (you really don’t want to know)

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A saying that I have seen a few times going about the internet is the question “what would Jesus do?” The answer is: things that you shouldn’t! Let’s take a look at the supposedly ‘perfect’ being and his ideas about morality.

What would Jesus do?

Advocate animal abuse

In Matthew 8:30 Jesus took some demons out of humans and cast them into pigs, he then drove them into water and let them drown. This is called animal abuse. Jesus could have destroyed the demons, but he chose not too and kill innocent pigs instead.

View Humans and Ox as the same

In Isaiah 66:3 we find this:

“But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog’s neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine’s blood; He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol As they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations.”

Advocate murder and child abuse

Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating (you would have thought that a perfect being would have some manners) He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment: “He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”  Matthew 15:4-7

Jesus criticizes the Jews for not killing their disobedient children.  Mark 7:9

Cause chaos

Jesus denounced many towns because they didn’t care for his stories. “You don’t want to listen to me accusing you of sinning? Go to Hell, literally!”

Jesus said that he had come to turn people against each other. “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law – a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.” Matthew 10:34-36

Approve slavery

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear.  Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.” Ephesians 6:5

“Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed.  If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful.  You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts.  Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.” 1 Timothy 6:1-2

“The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it. But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly.  Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.”  Luke 12:47-48

And other things

Jesus said that in Heaven the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer. “Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” Mark 4:26

Jesus kills a fig tree because it didn’t produce figs. He could have MADE them! But instead he curses the tree – even though it’s the wrong season anyway.

So you really shouldn’t be taking much advice from Jesus. Use most of his teachings as examples of what you shouldn’t do!

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