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April 7, 2014

Jesus didn’t care about being nice or tolerant, and neither should you


I’ve studied the New Testament and found not a single instance of Christ calling for a ‘dialogue’ with evil or seeking the middle ground on an issue.
I see an absolutist, unafraid of confrontation. I see a man who did not waver or give credence to the other side. I see someone who never once avoided a dispute by saying that He’ll just ‘agree to disagree.’ I see a Christ who calls the Scribes and Pharisees snakes and vipers. He labels them murderers and blind guides, and ridicules them publicly [Matthew 23:33]. He undermines their authority. He insults them. He castigates them. He’s not very nice to them. | The Matt Walsh Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 7, 2014 2:32 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Jesus was very kind and patient and loving toward sinners. Who he had no patience with and was angry toward were religious hypocrites and people who thought their self righteousness would earn their way to heaven. As if God, somehow, was compelled to accept them because they followed a certain code so perfectly.

But ordinary sinners? Regular people? He had nothing but patience and compassion for.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 7, 2014 2:35 PM

In the past 6 weeks I have typed over 11,000 bible verses for high end theology text books. Over 6,000 in the NT, 4,000 in the OT and about 1500 in the apocrypha. When I came to the part illustrated in the picture I had to actually slow down and *read* the stuff. Kinda funny, you think of Jesus a certain way, then find out he was like everyone else, intolerant of assholes. LOL

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 7, 2014 6:49 PM

Jesus reserved His potent wrath for those who purported to lead His people. Everyone else, even hypocritical tax collectors, were gently shepherded with wise words and strong Love.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at April 7, 2014 7:34 PM

Jesus walked on water. Not on eggshells. He is fearless, and so we should be as well.

Posted by: Jewel Atkins at April 7, 2014 8:05 PM

I have read the Bible pretty extensively and I don't remember anywhere it says that Christians have to be doormats.

I call your attention to Matthew 10:14.

I call your attention to Luke 22:36

There probably a lot of folks that angered Jesus that should have got a punch in the face. He was more forgiving than I am. I have read the Old Testament also, and that eye for an eye part stuck with me.

If the right one don't getcha then the left one will.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 8, 2014 9:03 AM

Then there was the time he lashed out at a woman, and she made him back off.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at April 8, 2014 9:29 PM

Alan: good catch, I must have missed that one. Chapter and verse if you please.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 8, 2014 11:01 PM

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