Jesus Made Failed Promises

Christians use the promises of Jesus as guides for their lives

The Truth Is …

All the promises that Jesus made were to his fellow Jews and none of them were fulfilled.

None of the promises were intended for today’s Christians. In fact Jesus admonishes his about-to-depart disciples…

Go not to the land of the gentiles nor the way of the samaritans but go to the children of Isreal

But is of little import that these promises are not directed to Christians because none of them have been fulfilled anyway.

Jesus says he will come in the lifetime of his listeners

In Mark 13:24-30 Jesus recites a litany of tribulations that will befall those who do not believe summing up with this description of what it will be like:

But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Verily I say unto you, that
this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

Among other things that did not happen, the sun was not darkened and the stars of heaven did not fall within the generation of those who heard Jesus make this promise. More than once, Jesus tells those who are listening to him that the end is within their lifetime!

Mark 9:1 (Matthew 16:28; Luke 9:27)
And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”

Jesus emphasizes the point by saying “Truly, I say to you”. Well…. he was wrong! Jesus lied to his followers.

Jesus says you will never want for food or clothing

In Matthew 6:25-34. Jesus says:

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.
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So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

So according to this, no faithful Christian should ever be hungry, thirsty or without clothing because “all these things will be given to you”. NOT TRUE –  FAILED PROMISE

Jesus says that your prayers will be answered

The most testable promise of Jesus comes in Mark 16:17-18:

And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;   they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover. 

… they will lay their hands on the sick and they will recover” NOT TRUE – FAILED PROMISE.

How many desperate, frightened, broken-hearted parents have watched their children die while begging God to help? Not a one if Jesus had been telling the truth.

A more general statement about the power of prayer is found in Luke 10:19

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

“… nothing shall by any means hurt you.” So no Christian has ever been hurt by any means? NOT TRUE – FAILED PROMISE.

Even more grandiose is this promise found in Matthew 21:21

I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, … If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

… you will receive WHATEVER you ask for in prayer. NOT TRUE – FAILED PROMISE.

There are 14  places in the bible where Jesus categorically states that if you have faith,  you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. To see all of these promises, see “Prayers Are Not Answered

Nothing Jesus promised was ever delivered

t None of the things Jesus said would happen in the lifetime of those listening to him happened. DIDN’T HAPPEN – FAILED PROMISE.

6 comments on “Jesus Made Failed Promises

  1. God says:

    JWs are twats.

  2. luiskrl says:

    I remember some biblical quote in which Peter I think tries to walk over the water as jesus but he falls and Jesus said something like “if you have had more faith, you would have done it”. He also said if you have faith you would do the things that I did and even greater. Maybe our fault is our lack or faith.

    • Jacques says:

      You either have faith or you don’t have faith. If Peter did not have faith, he would not have attempted to walk on water. To say someone needed MORE faith, is just another poor attemp to defend the false facts that are claimed in the Bible.

  3. Pedro Paulo Guedes says:

    Yet no religious persons give a rat’s ass about any of these. It drives me insane that my family, my friends, my significant other… everyone I know, basically, holds belief in those delusional promises. In the past, I would hurry and show them all of these, but I’ve learned better… They are delusional, and they don’t care.

  4. Great post! You know, there’s at least one more reason why Jesus’ promises can’t be trusted.

    “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?” Luke 11:10

    Yet, in Numbers 21:5, this happened: “they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.”

    So I guess you can God for anything, but just don’t ask for bread and water. That really pisses him off.

  5. Roy says:

    That prayers go unanswered is more an indictment on people’s faith/lack of faith than on the promise that these things are possible. For example, in football it is very possible to score awesome goals from 25 yards out – but not everyone can do it. Depends on in-born talent, practise, hard work, luck, etc.

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