The gospels are the Christians most sacred doctrine, yet neither one of them can fully agree as to certain accounts, especially when speaking of the crucifixion and resurrection. Because the gospels were written many, many years after the said events, they are based on a lot of hearsay and stories being blown out of proportion.
Luke 1:5-6 THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
It says here that Zacharias and Elisabeth
were righteous before God, but Romans 3:10 says, "As it is written, There
is none righteous, no not one."
Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
It says Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost, but how? According to John 7:39, the Holy Ghost was not yet given.
"But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified."
Luke 1:67 says that Zacharias was also filled
with the Holy Ghost.
Luke 2:23 (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
Only males are holy to the Lord, not females.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
How could Jesus "increased in wisdom", when
he is already supposed to be omniscient?
Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
Matthew says that Joseph was the son of Jacob,
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Strange statement coming from someone who
damns his enemies to Hell.
Luke 9:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
This verse contradicts what John 4:39-40 says.
John says that the Samaritans did receive him.
Luke 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Here Jesus says that when you get rid of a
unclean spirit, it will returne with seven more more wicked than itself,
and you'll be worse off than you were before. My suggestion is, that
if you have any unclean spirits in you, don't get rid of it.
Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Can't you just feel the love? Jesus'
main purpose was to pit everyone against each other.
Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Here Jesus preaches not love, but hatred.
Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Love, honesty, wisdom...Aren't these highly
esteemed among men? They are an abomination in the sight of God though.
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
How can that be, since Jesus supposedly laid
in a tomb for 3 days?
Luke 24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Here it says that Jesus first appeared to
the disciples in a room in Jerusalem, but Matthew says he first appeared
to them on a hill in Galilee. Matthew 28:16-17.
Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Jesus tells his disciples to touch him so they will know that he is flesh. In John, he tells the women not to touch him because he had not yet ascended to his father.
© 1998 Derrick Miller