22 July 2012

Oh Yes, Jesus Did Sin

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21).
Scumbag Jesus.
The more I spend time with Jesus, the better I get to know his heart. He's shown me that he did, in fact, break the Law. He didn't do it through murder or any other serious offense. He did it in subtle ways. In ways that so many Christians overlook, choose to ignore, or are afraid to talk about. He did what he had to do through righteous judgment to set his people free (Luke 4:14-21).

Does what I'm about to tell you discount the Bible or Jesus? Of course not! In fact, it does quite the opposite. It validates him even more and helps you understand God's only Son. More than anything, I want you to understand who you are in Christ (Col 1:11-14). I want you to realize the freedom he purchased for you and me.

So what makes me dare to say that Jesus sinned? Here are some examples:

Jesus called people names. He specifically called God's own chosen people (the most religious people of the day) "whitewashed tombs (Mat 23:27-28)," "brood of vipers (Mat 12:33-37, 23:33)" and sons of Satan (John 8:42-47). Clearly, Jesus was name-calling. Honestly, if you were to translate these names in today's language, he would have basically said, "You sons of b!+@#3$!" But, isn't name-calling considered using unwholesome or abusive language (Eph 4:29)? According to the Bible these names don't edify or encourage anyone. Yes, Jesus said exactly what was on his mind, but he should have known better than to call people such ugly words.

He called people fools. Ok, of all things to say to someone, the Bible is very clear about not calling anyone a "fool" (Mat 5:22). For some reason, God does not want us calling anyone this name. Jesus goes on to say that whoever does call someone a fool will be judged and deserves hell (Mat 5:22). What's so ironic about this is Jesus ends up saying it sometime later. Jesus, calls the Pharisees not only a fool, but "Blind fools!" (Mat 23:16-22). And, he says it more than once (even to believers) (Luke 12:54-56, 24:25-27). Even God called someone a fool (Luke 12:13-22)! Poor God and Jesus. They're going to hell. ~:-(

He said Peter was Satan and told him to get in line. I think we all agree that this is the worst insult you could give anyone (Mat 16:21-28). Love would never talk this way to another person (1 Pet 5:5); especially, someone who believes in you (Rom 12:10). Clearly, Jesus doesn't know who Satan is or what he looks like (Rev 12:7-9).

He got angry. Yes, getting angry is a sin (Psa 37:8). If we read again in Matthew we'll see that God clearly judges those that get angry (Mat 5:21-22). The same judgment that a murderer receives is the same reward a person who becomes angry receives. Remember, perfect people don't get angry and are always sweet and tenderhearted (Eph 4:31-32, Pro 19:11). Only fools get angry (Ecc 7:9).

He provoked other people to anger. He would make Pharisees so mad that they picked up rocks to stone him (John 10:22-42). Yes, Jesus shouted at these men and provoked them to such rage that they wanted to kill him on the spot (John 8:31-59). Jesus, literally, had to disappear into 'thin air' to escape. Paul, certainly, told us later not to provoke our children to anger (Col 3:21). Isn't God our Father? Yeah, and God made his own children angry through his Son. Too bad Jesus didn't know as much as Paul did about being kind (Eph 6:4, Pro 29:8).

He did not bless his enemies. Jesus insulted, belittled, and called his enemies ugly names. Last time I checked, we were supposed to bless and pray for our enemies (Mat 5:43-48, Rom 12:14-21). From what most Christians preach, and by the way Jesus acted, he apparently didn't know Love very well, either (1 Cor 13:4-7).

He threw other people's stuff. After Jesus received a warm welcome back to Jerusalem (with everyone waving palm leaves and singing his praises), he walks straight into the Temple of God and starts throwing and breaking people's stuff (Mark 11:15-17). You see, these people were making money off other's sacrifices and Jesus wasn't too fond of that (doesn't sound much different from most churches today, frankly). He saw evil and returned evil (1 Pet 3:8-12). He did not treat other people's stuff with respect, nor did he do it in a loving way (1 Pet 2:15-17). Shame on him for being so disrespectful in the House of God (Lev 19:30, 26:2)!

He did not stone the woman who was caught in adultery. The Law is very clear about what needs to happen when two people commit this forbidden act (Deu 22:23-24). They should be stoned to death, but Jesus saw to it that the adulterous woman was unharmed and let her go free (John 8:1-11). Jesus did not follow the letter of the Law. I guess this means that Jesus didn't completely fulfill the Law, either (Mat 5:17-19).

He worked on the Sabbath. Ok, everyone agrees that Jesus healing and performing miracles was not actually work. How can someone be working when they're doing something not of this world? However, Jesus did lead the disciples through the grain fields and the disciples picked grain because they were hungry (Luke 6:1-11). This was considered harvesting and you weren't allowed to harvest food on the Sabbath (Exo 20:8-11, 34:21). There were severe consequences (Num 15:32-36). And, I don't think they were starving to death so that's not a good excuse (Mat 12:1-8). Jesus should know better than to allow his boys to be tempted into doing something unlawful and defend them (Jam 1:12-15).

And, I could keep going...

Did Jesus break the Law? Yes, he did. Jesus even added more constraints to the Law (Mat 5:21-22, Mat 5:27-30). Why? He wanted to prove his point by intentionally breaking them. The Law tells us what sin is. And, because of the Law, our sinful nature tempts us to sin even more (Rom 7:7-12). It's an infinite loop of failure. No matter how hard you try, you will break it and you will never be good enough. If we'll never be good enough, then what should we do?
Those who live by the Law always impose it on others.

The answer is Jesus (Rom 7:24-25)!! Jesus is the Law. He wrote the Law and did whatever he good and well pleased with it (like a thug for God). Because of him, the Law no longer reigns over you and me (Gal 3:23-29). Jesus forgave everyone on the cross for their sin and absorbed the Law. Therefore, there is no more condemnation. God is not judging you for your imperfections because of his Son's blood (Rom 8:1-4). So, stop beating yourself up!

God wanted you to see that no man could keep these rules. The whole point of the Law was to prove that we couldn't do it and make us desperate for him - to know him and know his heart. He allows you to keep sinning because he wants you to trust and rely on him, completely.

Only Jesus, who was without sin, came into this world to be sin and to die for all mankind. In God's eyes, only his Son was good enough. His perfect Son will always be perfect in his eyes and can do no wrong. And, because of Christ, you can do no wrong, either (1 Pet 2:21-25). When Jesus said he came to purchase your freedom, he wasn't kidding (Gal 5:1-16). Now, will you live like you have true freedom?!

And, if anyone tries to condemn you of your sins, tell those critics and their stones I said, "Shut the h3]] up!!"


Eric D. Craig said...

For we do not have a high priest(A) who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet he did not sin. -Heb. 4:15 (NIV)
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Cor 5:21
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. - 1 Pet. 1:18-19
Even Jesus Wasn't without sin our hope is in vain.

Dathan Ellis said...

Jesus is without sin in God's eyes. And, so are you.

Anonymous said...

Sin separates us from God...it is the ONLY THING that can separate us from God. As I quickly scan my mental files I do believe there's not a single faction that will disagree with that one.

Pretty cool.

Once regenerate, if nothing can separate us from the LOVE of God (the BIBLE SAYS) and sin is the only thing that separates anyone from God then by very simple math my friends, I cannot, according to religions definition of sin and what sin does, sin. Let me say that again... I cannot sin.

Sin is NOT biphasic. It causes only one thing: separation. You can either be separated from God or you can't - PICK.ONE. I have been slowly UNLEARNING this detriment as of late. Unregenerate people, due to position, can only do one 'good' thing - believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Regenerate people are capable of bad/unwise decisions but not sin because we simply are not capable of being SEPARATED from God. Humans are the only ones that accept things they don't approve of - God doesn't. Look up the definitions & synonyms of the words "Identity, Acceptance, Approval" it's so cool to watch these words become realistically inseparable. If you believe that a regenerate person is capable of sin then you must also, by default, believe that regenerates are capable of being separated from God. While the former statement will get some amen's the latter statement would cause an all out war. I love the fact that God, through Identity, Acceptance, Approval and the unbreakable tie between all three means GOD DOES NOT IDENTIFY HIMSELF WITH nor ACCEPT ANYTHING HE DOES NOT ALSO APPROVE OF. LOL (now I know why Crowder does that) that is awesome. You are either IDENTIFIED with His ACCEPTANCE and therefore APPROVED or you're not any of them at all. This isn't the Hokie-Pokie either - you don't get to hop in and out :)

I gotta say this because it bites but it's so true. Religion teaches us that once we become 'saved' or regenerate we now get the responsibility of keeping a precise and inexhaustible list of our wrong doings so we can accurately confess them so we can stay in a considerably more blessed position (isn't that great? before you were regenerate you weren't burdened with this joyous task). I'm curious - if our sins (past, present, future, anything that separates us from God) are forgotten by God, as far as the east is from the west then exactly what am I keeping track of again? I forget.

Can I have my own blog? HA HA! Nah, I'll just hi-jack your comment section and end with -


Dathan Ellis said...

Haha! I don't think anyone would understand what you just said if they only read it once. Yes, it's people who preach about Jesus that don't know him any other way than by a book that are religious. Most "leaders" don't have a clue.