Did Jesus ever.....

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  1. ktn4eg

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    .... crack a joke to any of His audiences?
     
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    Yes. In the passage where he calls Peter a rock he uses two words for rock with different meanings. This shows humor.

    Also the play on words in "And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye" shows both seriousness and humor.

    I believe Christ had a perfect sense of humor.

    If you can get your hands on a copy read Elton Trueblood's The Humor of Christ. It is quite a good book.

     
  3. Aaron

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    No, but neither did He marry. He was known as a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him.

    He did not entangle Himself with many of the pleasures and righteous privileges that His sacrifice enables us to enjoy.
     
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    Wit is one thing. Cracking jokes is another.
     
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    I totally disagree with the opinion that Jesus never told a joke. First of all, God created a sense of humor in us to enjoy when done properly. It is one of those things in life that we were meant to enjoy in the proper way. CTB has the right idea for the type of humor, probably to emphasize a spiritual lesson or a parable. Our Lord never used inappropriate humor. You would never have heard an opening line that said, "Did you hear the one about the Holy Spirit and the Pharisee......."

    Having said all of that, one can understand why people with no sense of humor would think Jesus did not have one either.
     
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    Says the one who thought it was appropriate to take his jr. high's valedictorian special ed classmate's bird from her, instead if giving it........sheesh......
     
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    Why?????????????
     
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    I was not singling out any one person for a lack of humor, just a general observation. You certainly have a sense of humor. Anyone who likes Looney Tunes is not all bad.
     
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    I know, I was just poking at ya a wittle.........
     
  10. Aaron

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    Seems some folks replying to you can't discern the difference between wit and the modern notion of humor. What do you mean, "crack a joke?"
     
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    No, clearly no. You see, I prefer the removed, detached, unemotional Jesus that always spoke prophetically and never actually communed with His disciples. This is a far better Jesus for my theology and to justify my own stuffiness.

    In fact we should banish this whole idea of a Jesus who: had bowel movements, got sick, hung out with sinners, hung with really bad sinners, played in the mud, wrestled with others, told funny jokes, laughed at funny jokes, laughed, ate rotted meat, drank bad wine, touched sinners, healed sinners, etc.

    ...yes, I'm being ironic...:thumbs:
     
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    Just curious where it said he got sick??
     
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    It doesn't. You know that. It also doesn't tell us much about Jesus before age 30. We know about His birth, His teaching at the Temple, and not much more until His ministry days.


    But we do know this. Jesus suffered from physical discomforts and physical/mental/emotional agony. He got hungry, thirsty, weak from exhaustion, worn out, sleepy, He bled, cried out in pain, and suffered the physical effects of extreme anxiety to the point where His blood vessels under His forehead burst and He "sweat" drops of blood. That is a medical sign of extreme trauma to the body.

    Could Jesus have avoided these things? Yes. Remember when the crowd was going to kill Him and He "passed right through them"?

    Jesus didn't have to suffer any physical ailments, but He did.

    Don't you imagine that His feet got sore and blistery? Or that He might have eaten something that disagreed with His digestive track and He might have gotten nauseous and thrown up?

    We don't like to think about Jesus like that. Why? Because we don't always have the correct view of Him. Too many times, we think about Him in the human state like this:

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    Soft, doe-eyed, and with a perpetual halo around His face.​

    Why do you think that because Jesus was sinless that He was exempt from physical illness?​
     
  14. Aaron

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    I would imagine the demeanor of Christians in communist prisons more so than the demeanor of Christians at the bar match the demeanor of Christ on earth .

    Even more so those storming the beaches of Normandy.

    As I said, for the sake of His mission, Christ bore sorrow most of us wont have to, and abstained from the pleasures and luxuries of which many of us may freely partake.
     
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    Surprised you didn't add wet dreams to the list.

    This is the Christ of your imagination, not of Scripture. The one you prefer, not the One presented.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    Really??? Did you have to go there? I'm sure you can disagree with someone without having to be that graphic.
     
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    Actually, Jesus could not have been the "pure lamb" if his innards were not pure, if he had blisters and sores that were scar baring. He was more pure than the "pure lambs" of the OT sacrifice who were set aside for days and repeatedly inspected for purity.

    Jesus wouldn't have had an acne problem, had cavities and certainly didn't wear contacts. :)
     
  18. Scarlett O.

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    Brother, I do believe what Peter says about Jesus being the Lamb, without blemish or spot.


    But don't you think Jesus' spotlessness was talking about His perfection in His character and nature and not His physicality?



     
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    Ah yes, here we see an excellent example of Eutychianism.
     
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    I wonder what passed as a joke in those days? We know that Horace and Lucilius wrote satire. I have found a short paper on a 1600 year old book of Roman jokes. One goes:

    We have so little recorded of the words of Christ that I think it impossible to make a definite statement that he never told a joke.
     

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