1 And Jesus was saying to them, "Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power."Hm, so either we have some 2000-year-old people walking in our midst or Jesus didn't speak so truly after all. But maybe he just had a bad prophecy day ... Or the kingdom of God has come and nobody has noticed it. Which would be weird since Jesus is supposed to come back on clouds or something like that. And that would definitely have shown up on Youtube!
10 They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant.Zombie movies obviously weren't in at the time. Otherwise they would have known what it meant. Or they could just have asked the Egyptians about what happened to Osiris.
20 They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.So epileptics are possessed by evil spirits?
23 And Jesus said to him, " 'If You can?' All things are possible to him who believes."Seems like Christians don't really believe then. Otherwise they would be able to cure each other from cancer or bring peace to troubled regions. But probably 'all things' didn't really mean 'all things' ...
28 When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why could we not drive it out?" 29 And He said to them, "This kind cannot comeThis raises two questions:
out by anything but prayer."
- Didn't the apostles believe enough to be able to do this? (see above)
- What do they usually do or use to drive out demons if not prayers? Weapons like those from the Ghostbusters?
43 "If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.So now you know what to do if your hand is doing something sinful ... Although one could argue that it's not the hand that does the +- evil thing but the mind. So why not cut your head off? But the ancients probably thought that the hand had a mind of its own?