Why did Jesus lie to his brothers about going to Jerusalem (John 7:8-10) Did God the Father send a lying spirit, as he did in 1 Kings? Like Father, like Son?

Why did Jesus, by his own admission, break the Sabbath law (John 5:16-18) This puts the lie to the Christian idea that the perfect Jesus fulfilled the whole Law, and therefore was a suitable unblemished sacrifice for our sins.

Why did Jesus say the ruler's daughter was not dead? (Matt 9:18-25; Luke 8:41-56) Either Jesus lied, or he performed no miracle, but the context clearly shows that it was understood to be a miracle.

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  • dee
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    "I have obeyed my Father's commands, and I remain in his love. In the same way, if you obey my commands, you will remain in my love" (John 15:10 NCV)

    Jesus did not break the Sabbath, only the Jewish traditions about it.

    Jesus knew that Death was like a sleep in that when one dies, they are only unconscious.

    "For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten." (Ecclesiastes 9: 5 NKJV)

    I think that takes care of that question.

  • 1 decade ago

    In vs. 9 Jesus was said to have remained in Galilee. He decided to leave after the brothers had left. Apparently He wasn't to go with them but alone. Jesus as well reiterated that the sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath. He was breaking the jewish (custom), not the principles of God. He as well understood what death was really about, physical death is not the end for a persons soul, it's but the beginning. He was trying to help those in the rulers family understand life from an eternal perspective.

    Jesus never lied, or was even deceptive otherwise His sacrifice would have been useless.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus did not break the law of the sabbath. He broke the tradition of the sabbath. The sabbath was to be set aside as a day dedicated to the Lord. All the things that Jesus did in the first place were dedicated to the Lord, so his actions followed suit. In John 7, Jesus told the disciples that he wasn't yet going, not that he wasn't going at all. I actually had to pull out my greek Bible on this one, good question. The word used is ouk, which means no, but only when used to a direct yes or no question. In this instance he is responding to the the disciples urging him toward going to the feast. He was saying not yet, because the time was not quite right for him to go.

    The daughter was not dead, she was sleeping, that's what Jesus said. But that doesn't necessarily just sleeping like a good night's rest. It is very possible the sleeping he was referring to was comatose. In which case yes, she wasn't dead, though she was dead for all intensive purposes, but yes, it was still a miracle.

    I hope this helps your question.

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you want a serious answer?? Or are you messing up all these verses on purpose??

    Jesus didn't lie just read the verse.

    "When His bretheren WERE gone up (WERE is PAST TENSE) They had gone already!! So Jesus didn't go WITH them, He waited until they left... because it wasn't time yet

    Jesus DIDN'T break the Sabbath He HEALED on the Sabbath and it was the religious leaders that THOUGHT He was breaking the Sabbath, Jesus showed them what the Sabbath was all about.. it was made FOR man....man wasn't made FOR the Sabbath

    And the daughter was NOT dead!! Notice when Paul (one of writers in Bible) refers to people in Christ who are physically dead.. he says they are 'sleeping'. So their heart is stopped and in our sense DEAD, but there spirit is still alive... like a Christian, I am alive eternally now... my body will die, but my spirit never will I am alive forever now!!! And I praise the Lord for that.

    Now, go study the Bible, trust Jesus Christ and LEARN. You totally misinterpreted the above verses. This is why the bible says that it is SPIRITUALLY discerned.

    Source(s): AV 1611 KJB
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  • 1 decade ago

    No, read it again. He told His brothers, "You go up to this feast. I am not yet going to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come. When he had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee. But when His brothers had gone up, then He went also to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. He did not say He was not going to the feast. He said, "I am not yet going....". As for the Sabbath, Jesus rebuked the Pharisees because He asked them was it lawful to heal on the Sabbath. Jesus told them which one of you if you had a ox, ***, or sheep fall into the pit on the Sabbath would not pull it out? And a man is more valuable than one of these? Then it is "good" to heal on the Sabbath. Lastly, the ruler's daughter was dead, but remember Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after 3 or 4 days while still in His grave clothes.

  • 1 decade ago

    not familiar with the first one, but on the second two:

    2) he is doing the fathers work on the fathers day - which would not be breaking the sabbath law as it is set aside for the Father.

    3) He told them she is 'not dead only sleeping', but clearly did not mean it literally. If I remember, the crowd laughed at him in disbelief which is what i would assume he wanted in order to show the miracle. Nobody is dead to God as he can do anything.

    Do not confuse lying with teaching.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus didn't lie. He was making a point, that being that He was God sent in the flesh and that He did not have to follow the Law because He was the fulfillment of it.

    Why are you asking this anyway? I don't think you want an answer. I think you just want to argue. Please don't do that. We all have a right to believe whatever we want, including you, including people who believe Jesus is the perfect Son of God.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't think I know where you are coming from in the first question. He did say He wasn't going WITH THEM right THEN (at the same time as they did.) Question two: Read the text. Jesus SAID verbal,spoken, NOT physical. Jesus spoke the healing words to him. Talking doesn't seem to be the same thing as hard labor-work. Question three: In Jesus eyes she was not dead. It is a big deal, impossible, for man to bring a person back to life especially after being dead for that period of time. But, to Jesus it was no problem. For Jesus to bring her back to life was as easy as waking up a person is for us. All it seemed like to Him was waking a sleeping person up.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was perfect - only unbelievers like you could come up with such questions:

    Check out http://www.johnfourteen.com/ from John 14 in the Bible

    Look at "Studies in the Bible" and "Lessons from the Pulpit"

    many answers to everyday life can be found there.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your suppositions are not based on fact.

    Jesus came to replace Jewish Laws with His law. Breaking the Sabbath is replaced in that event by showing that humans sare more important than the Law.

    I do believe sir you are closed minded to the subject.

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