Friday, February 8, 2008

Matthew, chapter 12

15 But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all, 16 and warned them not to tell who He was.
As we know from previous accounts he probably wasn't very persuasive and those who got healed told just about everyone what had happened ...
22 Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw.
Ah, these demons. Always causing these illnesses. We really need more exorcists again.
30 "He who is not with Me is against Me"
Now we know where George W. Bush got that line from ... his favorite 'philosopher'! And that statement is dumb in the first place because there's always the third option: I don't care.
31 "Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven."
Seems like there are a lot of people who won't be forgiven (see Blasphemy Challenge). And if the Spirit represents the female then why, oh, why are women always so sensitive?? ;)
43 "Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. 44 "Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. 45 "Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."
Demons have houses and live there?
46 While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him. 47 Someone said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You." 48 But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, "Who is My mother and
who are My brothers?" 49 And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He
said, "Behold My mother and My brothers! 50 "For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."
Jesus definitely wasn't a family guy. Why wouldn't he want to see his mother and brothers?