Christ’s Witness of Himself is True or Not True.
I am one that bear witness of myself. . . . Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true. John 8:18, 14
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. John 5:31
It’s not Us, It’s YOU Jesus!
19 “Why go ye about to kill me?”
20 “The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? John 7:19-20
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 Only Benefits the Uncircumcised
Behold, I Paul, say to you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. [Gal 5:2]
It’s righteous to be uncircumcised??? Here is God speaking in the Old Testament – –
This is my covenant which you shall keep between me and you and your seed after you: every man and child among you shall be circumcised. [Gen 17:10]
Was Christ the only one to ascend to Heaven???
No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man. (John 3:13.)
How about Elijah?
And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (2 Kings 2:11.)
Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Genesis 5:24
And how about Mary, the “Holy Blessed Virgin Mother of God?” …. she ascended (assumed) into heaven and didn’t die … Mary’s assumption into heaven was “assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”. This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on 1 November 1950, in the apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus by exercising papal infallibility. The Pope pointed to Genesis 3:15 and 1 Corinthians 15:54.
And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.” Gen 3:15
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:54
None of the Biblical passages about the Messiah mentions that he will be resurrected from the dead. Even if someone is resurrected – this does not necessarily qualify him to be the Messiah. The prophet Elisha resurrected a child, and Jesus allegedly resurrected Lazarus. Does this qualify the child or Lazarus to be the Messiah? Just like the Christians say there are three persons in one God, does this now mean there are three persons in one Messiah also???
Was Christ Tempted in the Wilderness?
And immediately [after Christ’s baptism] the spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan. (Mark 1:12, 13.)
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a]by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. (Matthew 4:1)
NO … he attended a wedding with his disciples.
And the third day [after Christ’s baptism] there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” (John 2:1-3)
Did Jesus' disciples fast?
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. Matt 6:16
18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?” Mark 2:18
Christ preached his first Sermon on the Mountain or on the Plain???
And seeing the multitude he went up into a mountain, and when he was set his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying. (Matt. 5:1, 2.)
And he came down with them and stood in the plain; and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people . . . came to hear him. . . . And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said. (Luke 6:17, 20.)
Mark, John and Paul are unfamiliar with any such sermon.
Christ laid down his life for his friends and sheep or for his enemies
FRIENDS & SHEEP
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. [John 15:13]
The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. [John 10:11]
FOR HIS ENEMIES
When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his son. [Rom 5:10 ]
Lawful to put Christ to death and not lawful
The Jews answered him, we have a law, and by our law he ought to die. [John 19:7
The Jews therefore said to him, it is not lawful for us to put any man to death. [John 18:31]
The Holy Ghost was bestowed on. . . or … before … or after … Pentecost
19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together…
22 And when he had said this he breathed on them, and said to them, receive you the Holy Spirit. John 20:22
DAY OF PENTECOST
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all of one accord in one place. . . . And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:1, 4
3 He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.
5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:5
Bethany Never Existed
Bethany means “House of God.” This is the alleged city where Jesus took five loafs of bread and two fishes and multiplied them continuously to feed a huge crowd of 5,000 people.
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 14:17-21
Bethany never existed at that time. This is evidenced by others including the Church father Origen who said he could find no trace of Bethany beyond Jordan.