Why Didn't Jesus Gently Convince the Pharisees How Wrong They Were?

@mythociate (15613)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
March 22, 2013 8:12pm CST
I suspect He tried to, and I suspect that's why His ministry didn't get anywhere until after He 'passed on.' But I'm wondering how churches can-be the way they are and yet -not see that they're following the Pharisees. What do you guess?
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• United States
24 Mar 13
Simple. Not Everyone is Suppose to believe in Only One way to G-d. Everyone has their Own way and they will stick to it! How would you take it if some new guy comes up to you and says Everything you believe in is wrong? I know I would tell them F@ck off! Jesus got the ones He was Suppose to reach. The rest of us are not in flock. The sooner Christians understand this , the less friction there will be.
@mythociate (15613)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Apr 13
Yeah, THE COLBERT REPORT featured a book one day entitled BASEBALL as a PATH TO GOD---kinda shows how whatever you choose as your 'path to G*d' (even if you DO choose Jesus) is really just a metaphor for the guide of all the major choices you make in life. For Jesus, the path ISN'T 'get along nice with the church-leaders coz they know what the book says,' it IS "Seek ye first the Kingdom of G*d"; and if you see the leaders burying people in 'ritual before truth,' it's your "duty" to call them on it!
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@urbandekay (18312)
23 Mar 13
Because there intention was not to debate with him to seek the truth but to trap him with words all the best, urban
• United States
24 Mar 13
That did seem to be their goal. They had decided what God was going to do for them and since Jesus didn't fit that description they were actually afraid of him I think.
@violann (437)
• United States
23 Mar 13
It is my opinion that every one thinks of Jesus as a kind and gentle person when in fact he wasn't in a lot of cases. If you re-read the scriptures you will see that he told them boldly and without question why they were wrong. He clearly stated that the blind were leading the blind and woe to you who do so. When someone is wrong do you gently tell them or are you bold about it? I personally am bold about it. You cannot gently tell someone they are wrong and Jesus didn't gently tell anyone they were wrong, he boldly told them they just didn't hear, just like anyone else who tells someone they are wrong they don't hear unless they want to. I could go on however not going to.
@mythociate (15613)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Apr 13
Yeah, if you 'boldly stand up' to a LEADER to tell them how wrong they are, it just shows everybody that 'YOU are a trouble-maker' more than it shows that 'THE LEADER needs to change.' Kind of like Agent Smith and/or The Merovingian said in THE MATRIX RELOADED, we are all 'victims of circumstance,' 'slaves of cause-&-effect.' Leaders are not leaders because 'we chose them,' they're leaders because they continue to lead---meeting/shaping every 'cause' to bring about the 'effect' that works out best for the most people (themselves first).
• Serbia
23 Mar 13
I guess the author of the book decided to not do that. Like the author of Harry Potter decided that harry doesnt have wings to fly (he didnt right? :P ) Like the author of lord of the rings decided to make the storyline the way he decided to make it. Maybe the author was super high on some ancient stuff that's not even around no more, who knows... :p
• Philippines
23 Mar 13
Just look around yourself and observe nobody can remember what good you have done when you are still around and if there is it very minimal for they are the silent majority or minority. Gently because if you will do it in different ways it will react radically for the majority of the person just don't admit that they are wrong.