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JESUS' LIES IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT


The Gospel of Matthew gives us the best account of the famous Sermon on the Mount where Jesus preached to a huge Jewish crowd. This is the heart of Christian moral doctrine so many will be upset to find that its authority is dubious for Jesus told too many lies. The Sermon is at the heart of Christian hypocrisy for its teaching is contradictory. Christians always pick out the bits of the Bible that suit them in particular situations. And then they blaspheme God by saying that he is the author of the Sermon!

Jesus said that anyone who insulted another should be brought before the Sanhedrin (Matthew 5:22) which contradicts his savage condemnation of the Sanhedrin’s hypocrisy and hatred of justice which he considered habitual (Matthew 23). He was disguising evil as good here in scheming to stop people getting a fair trial. It was tantamount to murder.

Jesus told the people who were there listening to the Sermon on the Mount that they were the salt of the earth and if salt loses its saltness it is fit only to be thrown out and is as worthless as the dirt under our feet for it cannot be made tasty again (Matthew 5:13). He is saying that leopards cannot change their spots – a favourite cynical adage. Yet he commanded forgiveness no matter how bad a person was. He told us that sinners are dirt so he did not believe in the dignity of the person. How could anybody that tells you to forgive everybody believe in your dignity for that will sometimes lead to serious harm being done to you by making you care less about looking out for yourself?

Jesus mentioned the fact that it suns and rains upon the just and the unjust to show that God loved both (Matthew 5:45). He taught that God worked in mysterious ways so he believed it showed no such thing. God would sometimes have to bless evildoers even if he hated them for his purpose.

When Jesus said that love is sacrifice or doing for God and others what you would rather not do (Matthew 5:47) and did not devote all his time to helping sinners – he spent most of his life in obscurity and did not start preaching until after the baptism in the Jordan - he showed that he did not really believe this. Working for others and helping them is a form of prayer and still he went off to pray alone. Work prayer is better than voice prayer for it is harder and more sincere. Jesus was a hypocrite.

Jesus told people to make peace with their accusers so that they will not be put in prison (Matthew 5:25,26). He said that concern for yourself was a sin and here he allows it. He was the one that commanded that we must as first priority love God with all our powers with totality and second priority love our neighbour as ourselves. So loving God is more important than loving yourself or others meaning that concern for yourself only is a sin. A person who loved God alone would avoid prison only to please God and not for his own sake. Christians say he would have meant, “Don’t go to jail when God does not want it.” But we don’t know what God is up to. He permits suffering. And it is most likely Jesus had guilty people in mind who deserved it.

Jesus said that repentance alone is no use. If one is giving something to God one has to make up with one’s enemy first as best one can and then make the offering (Matthew 5:24). So, God will not accept you unless you prove that you mean what you say when you ask for mercy. But Jesus pardoned people without seeing what their actions would be. This verse proves the hypocrisy of Bible-readers for they pardon those who have not showed they should be pardoned. There is something vulgar in persons getting mercy without first having made up for their crimes. It is blasphemy to do damage and then get mercy merely by asking for it.

This tells us that God wants nothing from a sinner for all a sinner does is sinful when he could repent before he does it. But Jesus praised people for being good even though they could have done more noble things. Yet again, this is a hypocritical denial that good is doing what is best.

Jesus said that it was wrong to think that many prayers were stronger than one prayer for God knows what we need (Matthew 6:7). God has promised to hear prayer and since prayer is not magic one sincere prayer suffices. You need only pray once in your life and make that prayer submission to the will of God. Yet he denied this later when he told his disciples to pray for this and that like when he made the tedious Our Father or the Lord’s Prayer telling them to say it. He did regard prayers as spells though he would have backed the Old Testament teaching that spells were all of the powers of evil. That tells us an awful lot about the kind of person he was.

Jesus said that we must not give what is holy to dogs for they will desecrate it (Matthew 7:6). The gospel is not to be preached to evil people. This is a denial of his own doctrine that God has the power to melt hardened hearts. He preached to Jews who hated his message. It is interesting that Roman priests will give communion, traditionally, the body of Christ, to public sinners in defiance of what Jesus commanded. The hypocrites condemn people who give babies to abusers and teach that the eucharistic body of Jesus is worth more than any baby.

Jesus said that if we keep asking God we will receive what we want (Matthew 7:7,8). This denies that God is good for one prayer would do if he were.

Jesus’ teaching was harmful. He would have known that but he did not care. A man who knows he is fallible but claims to be infallible is a man capable of anything. He said he was the only way to God (John 14).

Jesus said that the road to damnation was smooth while the road to Heaven is rocky and few find it (Matthew 7:13-14). If sincerity and repentance alone could save then this would be untrue. Everybody would have found the road although they would not all travel it. This implies that unless you believe in Jesus explicitly and sincerely you have no hope of salvation. It is also encouraging us to see most people as enemies of God and as actors who masquerade as good people. Sincere people should not be punished for being sincere. So much for his loving his enemies.

No greater hatred a man can have than to hope that those who do not adore him will go to Hell. Jesus taught that those who die outside of his circle will suffer there forever.

 

A man who is not disturbed by how a child might respond when thinking his daddy could go to Hell cannot expect us to think that his doctrine of Hell is in any way loving.