Miseducation of Jesus Christ.

1.Jesus’s appearance: Many people today wonder what Jesus looked like. Often, we see Jesus portrayed as an attractive European man with long hair. This could not be further from the truth. We know Jesus was of middle eastern decent and looked more like the picture on the title of this article. We also know from the scriptures that Jesus was unattractive. This is what the scripture states. Isaiah 53:1-2 “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.”

2. Jesus was a carpenter: It would have been easy for Jesus to build himself a house or even a church to worship his father. However, in all the scriptures we never see Jesus putting this skill into practice besides teaching parables about builders. This is what the scripture states. Mark 6:3 “Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.”

3. Jesus had no money: During Jesus’s ministry he had no money. He was totally dependent on his Father to provide for all his needs. There was a time when Jesus’s had to pay a temple tax and he instructed Peter to go to a lake and catch a fish and in the fish’s mouth there would be a coin and Jesus used that coin to pay the temple tax for himself and his disciples. Also, when Jesus sent out the twelve disciples to minister and create more disciples, he instructed then not to take any money. This is what the scripture states.  Mathew 17:24-27. 24 “After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”25 “Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from others?”26 “From others,” Peter answered. “Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him. 27 “But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
Luke 9:3 He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.”

4.Jesus was born homeless: Jesus entered this world with nothing not even a roof over his head. He was born in a manger (horse stable). Today many people look down on homeless people, but the scripture reminds us we are not always in control of our circumstances. This is what the scripture states. Luke 2:6-7 6” While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”

5.Jesus was homeless during his ministry: Now that we know what Jesus looked like, the fact that he had no money or a roof over his head. We began to understand Jesus was showing us we can do significant things with little or no resources if we trust God. This is what the scripture states. Mathew 8:20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

6.Jesus never paid a tithe or offering: We know Jesus taught in the synagogues’ and paid a temple tax but there is no scripture that states Jesus, or his disciples paid a tithe or offering although paying tithes and offering were customary during his ministry.

7.Jesus had no formal education: We know Jesus had a great command of the scriptures. Many asked where did he get his knowledge and his authority to teach the scriptures. As Christians we know his knowledge and authority was divine. This is what the scripture states. Luke 20:1-8 “One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. 2 “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?”3 He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me: 4 John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?”5 They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ 6 But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.”7 So they answered, “We don’t know where it was from.”8 Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”

8.Jesus made it clear you cannot serve both God and money: Many leaders in the church today have been preaching the prosperity Gospel. It simply states if you pay your tithes and offerings in the form of money God will bless you with prosperity. If you know anything about God and the life of Jesus Christ, you know they had no use for money or material things. We are sure God created the heavens and the earth without a single penny and there is no value you can assign to His creation because it’s utterly priceless. We must understand obedience comes before sacrifice. We can give all we have to the kingdom of God but if we’re not obedient our sacrifices are meaningless. This is what the scripture states. Mathew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” 
Luke 18:9-13 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

9.Jesus had a criminal record: At the end of Jesus’s life, he was arrested and charged for stating he was the Messiah and stating he could destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days. Ultimately, he was convicted of these charges and received the death penalty. This is what the scripture states. Mathew 26:47-50 47 “While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. 50 Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend ”Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 
Mathew 27:35-37 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 

10.Jesus felt forsaken: During the tough times in life, we find ourselves crying out to God, and at times we don’t get an immediate response. It’s not because He has forsaken us but there is a level of separation. As Jesus cried out on the cross in Mathew 27:46 “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” It is clear Jesus was in great anguish and suffering as he took on the sins of the world and felt the separation from his Father. We must realize in this situation God suffered as well thus justifying eternal suffering for all those who reject his son.

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