Jesus Says He Will Return In Lifetime of His Audience
The first example of Jesus saying something that is provably not true has to do with the end times. Jesus tells his audience that the end times will come in their lifetime.
Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. Mark 9:1
Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Mark 13:30
And ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Mark 14:62
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Matthew16:28
Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. Matthew 23:36
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matthew 24:34
Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Matthew 26:64
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. Luke 9:27
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Luke 21:32
“This generation shall not pass till all (Luke 21:8-27) be fulfilled” Well that generation did pass and none of the things Jesus said would happen, happened. They did not see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, etc. etc. etc. No spin can undo the damage this passage does to the whole Jesus story. The other above quoted passages reinforce the message that the end times would occur within the lifetimes of Jesus generation.
Note that Jesus emphasizes the truth of what he says by prefacing seven of the ten promises with either “Verily I say unto you” or “I tell you of a truth”. Could it be more clear? A promise from God prefaced with words that emphasize the truthfulness of what he says. Who among those hearing those words would not have believed what Jesus said? Answer – none of those in attendance would have doubted what Jesus said. You don’t even doubt today – even though the promises made by Jesus have not been fulfilled to this day.
Prayer Goes Unanswered In Spite of Jesus’ Promises
Jesus promises that, for anyone who has faith in his father, i.e. “the one who sent me”, prayers will be answered and the person praying will receive whatever he asks.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. Matthew 17:2
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:19
I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:21
“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
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father John 14:12
Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:14
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7
And, saving the best (worst?) for last…
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. Mark 16:17-18:
Of course none of the things promised by Jesus are true. You do not receive “whatever you ask for in prayer”, you cannot “drink deadly things and they will not hurt you”, you cannot “lay your hands on the sick” and have them recover. Oh you who believe in Jesus and who pray in his name, can you do any of the things Jesus promises you can do? Of course you can’t. Why not? Jesus promised you could.
Here again, we have irrefutable proof that the words of God are not true. Falsification number two.
Words Not Heard
There are multiple events in the Bible where Jesus is quoted but, given the situation, it would have been impossible for anyone to have heard what he said. Here are two the the events.
Just Before the Crucifixion
And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:41-42
A stones throw is pretty far. Why go a “stone’s cast away? To get privacy. Jesus advocated private and quiet prayer.. as in a closet. Matthew 6:5. Therefore, how does anyone know what Jesus said if he was a stone’s cast withdrawn from them? So, here in Luke 22:41-42 we have words attributed to Jesus that no one could have heard or known. Falsification number 3.
During the Crucifixion
And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Now just who was it that recorded that conversation (green and red words) ? Luke was not present at the crucifixion. None of the apostles were there. They had all run off.
Furthermore, it would have been impossible for anyone to have heard the conversation. The three were talking to each other, not shouting – note the verb used to describe the conversation; “saying”, “said unto Jesus”, “Jesus said”. In their agony they were carrying on a normal conversation that no one could possibly have heard.
Here is an unusual bit of evidence that this observation is correct. Apparently, Filipino devotees have themselves nailed to the cross every Good Friday. This year (2015), a microphone was attached near their mouths so the perverse onlookers could hear their words. Well, there was a glitch in the microphones so NO ONE HEARD WHAT THEY SAID. Check it out HERE.
It appears that these are very important words; what Jesus said while he was on the cross. Why have not the other three apostles reported this conversation? Because it never happened and even if it did, it could not have been heard and even if if could have been heard, there was no one there to record it. Remember, the apostles had all run off. The whole thing is fabricated by whoever wrote Luke.
Behavior Unworthy of A God
Jesus Prays To God – Say What?
If Jesus is God, to whom is he praying? Why does Jesus have to pray if he is God? Whatever spin you put on this it doesn’t work.
A Dead God?
Jesus died on the cross for our sins. We all know gods can’t die so if Jesus is God, how is it that he died?
Delusion Meets Reality
And finally, we come to the point where Jesus realizes that his visions of being the Messiah were just that… visions.
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Mark 15:34, Matthew 27:46
Jesus realizes that whatever he thought was going to happen, wasn’t going to happen.
We use the word “thought” here because, Jesus, if he truly were God, would have known that he was going to be on the cross for nine hours. The fact that he cries out indicates that he was expecting something different.
Of course, Jesus’ last words on the cross are changed by the time, 20- 30 years later, Luke and John get around to writing their versions of Jesus’ death. It’s quite unseemly to have your God cry and whine and scream like the Filipinos mentioned above.
Jesus Refers to Things in The Old Testament That Did Not Happen
We have seen that the Old Testament is filled with errors; i.e The Bible Is So Wrong About So Much, Why Do You Believe Any Of It“. However, Jesus quotes extensively from the Old Testament and believes it to be true.
Since Jesus is God and God is omniscient how is it possible that Jesus quotes from the Old Testament, knowing that it is wrong? How can the omniscient God/Jesus/Holy Spirit use passages from the Old Testament when it knows that they are wrong?
- Historical Reliability
- Scientific Reliability
- Jesus even made reference to the wrong set of 10 Commandments. See The Bible is Wrong About the 10 Commandments.
- Exodus 20:13/Deut 5:17 – You shall not commit murder (referenced twice)
- Exodus 20:14/Deut 5:18 – You shall not commit adultery (referenced twice)
- Exodus 20:12/Deut 5:16 – Honor your father and mother (referenced twice)
- Exodus 20:15/Deut 5:19 – You shall not steal (referenced once)
- Exodus 20:16/Deut 5:20 – You shall not give false testimony (referenced once)
We have found four instances where the words (or lack of words) are clearly false or ungodly. With the bible proven wrong about Jesus, how can you believe what you read in the Bible?