Why is Christianity so different from what Jesus preached?
Why did Jesus pray, “nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done” if He is God? (Luke 22:42) Why did Jesus and God have conflicting ideas about the cross?
Does it make sense to claim that wrongdoing can be forgiven by transferring the blame from a guilty person to an innocent one and then punish the innocent?
Why did Jesus quote a scripture ‘as it is written‘ that isn’t anywhere in the Bible? (John 7:38)
Why did Jesus have to die on the cross if people in the Old Testament were saved by their works?
Why is Coniah (also called by the Greek name Jechoniasis) listed as a direct ancestor of Jesus Christ when he was to be forever childless by God? (Jeremiah 22:28-30)
Why did Jesus say, ‘this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled’? (Matthew 24:34) and ‘there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom’? (Matthew 16:28)
Which generation was Jesus referring to? Why have 80 generations of Christians wholeheartedly believed that Jesus’ return was imminent in their generation?
Why did the earliest Christians, the generation immediately following Jesus’ death, expect Jesus to return at any moment? (I Thessalonians 4:15-17) Why did Jesus say this on more than one occasion (Mark 9:1, Matthew 26:64, Mark 13:30) if he hasn’t returned yet?
If God descended to Earth as a man why are the only accounts recording this astonishing claim in the gospels? Why are there no eyewitness or objective accounts of Jesus’ divinity?
Why is the most reliable gospel written a minimum of 50 years after Jesus died by someone who never saw Him?
Why did Jesus appear in person to quell doubters in the past but no longer does?
Why did Jesus encourage the beating of slaves? (Luke 12:47) Why didn’t Jesus correct any of the Old Testament’s instructions on how to obtain slaves, (Leviticus 25:44-46), how to beat slaves, (Exodus 21:20-21) when to have sex with female slaves and how to sell one’s daughters as sex slaves? (Exodus 21:7-11)
Why did Jesus rebuke a disciple for requesting time off to go to his father’s funeral by saying ‘let the dead bury their dead’? (Matthew 8:22)
Why did Jesus waste expensive ointment on himself rather than sell it to help the poor and say, ‘Ye have the poor with you always’? (Mark 14:3-7) Why didn’t Jesus alleviate poverty?
Why would Jesus say, ‘I can of mine own self do nothing’ (John 5:19, John 5:30) or, ‘My Father is greater than I’? if he was God? (John 14:28) Why would Luke refer to him as, ‘a man approved of by God’? (Acts 2:22)
Why did Jesus teach his disciples to love their enemies, to do good to those who hated them, to forgive the sins of others and to treat others how they want to be treated; (Matthew 5:43-48) and then after call the scribes and Pharisees sons of the devil, fools, hypocrites, serpents, and white-washed tombs (Matthew 23:13-39)? Especially if ‘whosoever shall say Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire’? (Matthew 5:22)
Why is the Golden Rule demonstrated by Jesus Himself so far beyond our comprehension?
Why does Jesus say He will kill children in Revelation 2:23?
Why couldn’t the Comforter be present at the same time as Jesus? (John 14:16)
Why did Jesus drown innocent animals? (Matthew 8:32).
Why did Jesus refuse to heal a sick child until he was pressured by the mother? (Matthew 15:22-28).
Why did Jesus teach that marrying a divorced woman is adultery? (Matthew 5:32)
Why did Jesus teach not to work to obtain food? (John 6:27)
Why did Jesus teach not to have sexual urges? (Matthew 5:28)
Why did Jesus teach to take money from those who have none and give it to rich investors? (Luke 19:23-26)
Why did Jesus teach not to plan for the future? (Matthew 6:34)
Did Jesus tell the Lord’s Prayer before the multitudes during the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1, 6:9-13, 7:28) or before the disciples alone, and not as part of the Sermon on the Mount? (Luke 11:1-4)
Why did Jesus curse the fig tree? Why didn’t He know figs weren’t in season? Why didn’t he make figs appear instead of just cursing it?
Why does Jesus say we should take no thought for ourselves or for tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself (Matthew 6:25-28, 30-34) when Paul says if a man does not provide for himself or his own he is considered disorderly ? (II Thessalonians 3:10)
Why does Jesus teach non-resistance and non-violence (Matthew 6:38-42) and then command people to take arms for coming conflict (Luke 22:36-37) and use a whip to physically drive people out of the temple? (John 2:15)
Why did Jesus say He will come back ‘with a sword in his mouth’ and a ‘robe dipped in blood’ along with an army to strike down the nations and will rule them with an iron rod’? (Revelation 1:16, Revelation 19:13)
Why did Jesus preach ‘peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you’ in John (14:27) and in Matthew: ‘Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household’? Or why did Jesus say, ‘he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one’? (Luke 22:36)
How many times did Jesus appear to humans after his resurrection? Twice? (Matt 28:9-10,17-20) Three times? (Mark 16:9,12,14-18) four times? (John 20:14-17, John 19-23, John 26-29, John 21:1-23) or six times? (1 Corinthians 15:5-8)
How does the resurrected Jesus visit twelve disciples after Judas died? (1 Corinthains 15:5)
Why did Jesus promote a literal hell like a ‘furnace of fire’ with ‘wailing and gnashing of teeth’? (Matthew 13:41-42)
Why did Jesus look at his critics ‘with anger’? (Mark 3:5)
Why did Jesus say, ‘I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household’? (Matthew 10:35-36)