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8 Biblical Passages That May Shatter Your View of Jesus

I believe that there are some unfortunate, persistent misconceptions of Jesus today that portray him as a soft, overly meek, always peaceful, beatnik drifter, class warfare warrior, and teacher of an ambiguous, feelings only based love, that never judged nor condemned. But nothing could be further from the truth.  Jesus judged, fought, confronted, condemned, and even overthrew tables. Following Jesus was dangerous and could lead to death. The same is true even today.
Here are 8 biblical passages that highlight the real Jesus:

"...but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."-Mat 18:6

"Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." -Mat 10:34

"Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and rapacity. You blind Pharisees first cleanse the inside of the cup and of the plate, that the outside also may be clean."-Matt 23:25-26

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." Matt 10:16

"When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. And they rose up and put him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong." -Luke 4: 28-29

"And Jesus entered the temple of God and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, "It is written, `My house shall be called a house of prayer'; but you make it a den of robbers."-Matt 21: 12-13

"And he said to all, 'If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."-Luke 9:23


"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel." Mark 1:15

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