He can bring a man back to life, cure the blind, walk on water, turn water to wine, make infinite loaves of bread and fish, but not make a tree bare fruit?
That's what I was confused about. He decided to kill it instead. CherryBlossom explained it to me up there ^^ about how it's symbolic. Still doesn't make sense to me though, but then again, I've only read parts of the Bible.
He was teaching his disciples if he really wanted the tree to bear fruit it would have. People get mad a Christians shoving things down your throat but what are you doing right now??
....asking why he didn't do something.
He wasn't shoving down anything. He was asking a simple question. Wow, for a true Christian, you'd think that you'd be more respectful towards others.
Ok I'm sorry I shouldn't have said that, but most of the time when people around we're I live ask questions about the bible there trying to prove it wrong when it's something they don't understand. But I'm sorry I shouldn't have made assumptions about you all.
Callimg out its absurdities is not mocking it. It's calling out its absurdities. Also I didn't Ben really do that just now. And I understand that's the Christian belief. That's why I'm confused. (Although I'm not confused it was clearly a joke)
Oh iPhone! I just don't understand your auto correct sometimes. "didn't Ben really"
It's only a tree guys, calm down!
I bet you that tree had a family. Little sproutlings that watched in horror as this random man came up and killed their father/mother because they couldn't give him the protection money (fruit). He murdered that poor tree in cold blood.
hey now, everybody gets cranky when they're hungry
What was the lesson?
Feed Jesus or die.
I read the whole article, and it still seems unreasonable to me... thanks for the link, though
most things jesus said and did were symbolic. i agree with cherry blossom.
like when jesus said "you will distroy this temple and rebuild it in 3 days" he was talking about himself.
Can you give me the verse?
This post was referring to Mark 11: 12-14. I hadn't read the Matthew version. The way the Mark version is worded made it sound more like "I'm hungry and you have no fruit. Damn you."