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In the gospel of Matthew chapter 28

In verse 2, when Mary Magdalene and the other Mary reached the tomb, “There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone, and sat on it.” (NIV)

BUT

In Mark 16:4 , it reads But when they looked up, they (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome) saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.” (NIV) [There was no earthquake, and no angel.]

In Luke 24:2 , it reads They (unidentified persons) found the stone rolled away from the tomb.” (NIV) [There was no earthquake, and no angel.]

In John 20:1 , it reads… Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.” (NIV) [She was alone; there was no earthquake, and no angel.]

 

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 28

Pilate ordered guards for the tomb of Jesus, but when Mary Magdalene and the other Mary reached the tomb “ to see the sepulchre. And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow. And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men. ” verses 1-4

BUT

In Mark 16:4, Luke 24:2, and John 20:1, there was no earthquake, no angel, and no guards.

 

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 28

In verses 5-7, the angel (who was sitting on the stone used to block the tomb entrance) told the women that Christ had risen, and was not in the tomb, and that he “… is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Now I have told you.” Then, in verse 8, it reads “So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. (NIV) [According to these passages, the women did not enter the tomb.]

BUT

In Mark 16:5 , it reads As they (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome) entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe …”, who told them that Christ had risen. (NIV)

In Luke 24:4 , it reads They (unidentified persons) found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly, two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.” (NIV)

In John 20:1 , it readsEarly on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So, she came running to Simon Peter …” (NIV) [In this passage, there are no angels, and no young men, nor did she enter the tomb.]

 

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 28

In verse 8, it reads “So the women (Mary Magdalene and the other Mary) hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. (NIV)

BUT

In Mark 16:8 , it reads Trembling and bewildered, the women (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome) went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. (NIV)

In Luke 24:9-10 , it readsWhen they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all others. It was Mary Magdelene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. (NIV)

In John 20:2 , it readsSo she (Mary Magdalene) came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have put him. (NIV)

[These four passages are contradictory.]

 

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 28

In verse 9, it reads “Suddenly Jesus met them (Mary Magdalene and the other Mary). ‘Greetings’ he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshipped him. (NIV)

BUT

In John 20:14 , it readsAt this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.” (NIV) [So, in Matthew, Mary Magdalene had no trouble recognizing Jesus, but in John she did not recognize him.]

 

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 28

In verse 9, it reads “Suddenly Jesus met them (Mary Magdalene and the other Mary). ‘Greetings’ he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshipped him. (NIV)

BUT

In John 20:17 , it readsJesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father.” (NIV)

 

In the gospel of Matthew chapter 28

In verses 16-17, it reads, “And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him, they adored …

BUT

In Luke 24:33 , it reads And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven gathered together …In verse 36, it reads Now whilst they were speaking these things, Jesus stood in the midst of them, and saith to them: Peace be to you: it is I, fear not.

 

In the gospel of Mark chapter 2

In verses 24 to 28, Jesus changed the law for the Sabbath. It reads “And it came to pass again, as the Lord walked through the corn fields on the sabbath, that his disciples began to go forward, and to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said to him: Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And he said to them: Have you never read what David did when he had need, and was hungry himself, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God, under Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the loaves of proposition, which was not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave to them who were with him? And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. Therefore the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also." [The logical conclusion here is that we are free to do as we wish on the Sabbath.]

 

In the gospel of Mark chapter 2

In verses 25 to 26, Jesus incorrectly recalled a part of the Old Testament. It reads “And he said to them: Have you never read what David did when he had need, and was hungry himself, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God, under Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the loaves of proposition, which was not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave to them who were with him?

BUT

In 1 Samuel 21 it reads David went to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech trembled when he met him, and asked, "Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?" David answered Ahimelech the priest, "The king charged me with a certain matter and said to me, 'No one is to know anything about your mission and your instructions.' As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place.

Was Jesus the only person raised from the dead?

In the gospel of John chapter 3

In verse 13, it readsNo one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.”  NIV

BUT

In the gospel of Mark chapter 9

In verses 1- 4, it reads “And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter and James and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves, and was transfigured before them. And his garments became shining and exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller upon earth can make white. And there appeared to them Elias with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.And, of course, there was Lazarus (John 11:43). In the Old Testament, in 1 Samuel 28, a witch at Endor raised Samuel from the dead. In 2 Kings 4, Elijah raised a boy from the dead. In the book of Job, God resurrects Job's family, a total of 7 persons. In Acts 9, Peter raised Tabitha from the dead. In Acts 20, Paul raised Eutychus from the dead. In Revelation chapter 11, two men are slain, God calls to them, they rise from the dead, and ascend into heaven. The biblical accounts give a total of 17 persons. Thus, the resurrection of Jesus is only significant if Jesus raised himself from the dead.

Furthermore, in the Gospel of Matthew 27:51-53, we read: "And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent. And the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, and coming out of the tombs after his resurection, came into the city and appeared to many."

In the gospel of Mark chapter 10

In verse 12, it reads “And if a wife shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.” [This passage is extremely odd, because, at that time in the history of the Jews, a woman was unable to divorce her husband as women had no such legal right.]

 

In the gospel of Mark chapter 16

In verses 17-18, it reads “And these signs shall follow them that believe: … They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.

[This statement is simply false.]

 

In the gospel of John chapter 3

In verses 3 – 9, it reads “ Jesus answered, and said to him: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born again? Jesus answered: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Wonder not, that I said to thee, you must be born again. The Spirit breatheth where he will; and thou hearest his voice, but thou knowest not whence he cometh, and whither he goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

This absolute statement literally means the condemnation of billions of humans to hell, including unborn children, infants, and children. It is impossible to reconcile this idea with the concept of a loving and compassionate God. Further, it makes no sense that God would create humans, and then set a requirement for salvation that would eliminate the vast majority of mankind. Today, five of seven humans are not Christians, which means that the majority of the earth’s population will be condemned to hell. As a footnote, the requirement of water as part of the baptismal ceremony negates the Mormon fantasy of posthumous baptism.

 

In the gospel of John chapter 3

In John verse 13, it reads "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man."

BUT

In Genesis 5:24 , it reads "Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

AND

In 2 Kings 2:11 , it readsAs they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.” [In Deuteronomy chapter 34, when Moses died, he was buried in the land of Moab, but he must have been taken into heaven, because in Mark chapter 9, he appeared with Elijah and Jesus. Apparently, Jesus forgot that detail, also. ]

 

In the gospel of John chapter 5

In verse 5, Christ said “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

BUT

In John 8:14, it reads Jesus answered, and said to them: Although I give testimony of myself, my testimony is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go: but you know not whence I come, or whither I go.

 

Final note: Who raised Jesus from the dead?

1. God the Father   "But God raised Him from the dead. He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people. And we declare to you glad tidings -- that promise which was made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus...And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption …” ( Acts 13:30-34 ) -- In the Epistle to the Galatians verse 1, Saint Paul wrote “Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but of Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead.” [So, Christ did not raise himself from the dead; he was raised by God the Father.]

2. Jesus the Son     "Jesus answered and said to them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.' Then the Jews said, 'It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?' But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said." ( John 2:19-22 ) -- "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father." ( John 10:17-18 ) [So, Christ raised himself from the dead.]

3. the Holy Spirit   "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." ( Romans 8:11 ) -- "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit..." ( 1 Peter 3:18 ) [So, Christ did not raise himself from the dead; he was raised by the Holy Spirit.]

 

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