Monday, January 24, 2011

Mohammed did no miracles

Mohammed did no miracles.
Budda did none either.
They never even claimed to do miracles.

We are being introduced to Jesus, in the New Testament.

He calls some grown men, who are at work. He makes no apologies. Does not prioritize - "Hi, come follow me after your work is done for the day"

Nope! Come follow me. Now. Drop what you are doing. My call takes precedence over everything else in your lives!

And they do so. What kind of a person was Jesus to command this level of respect? Of obedience? Of priority?
18 "As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him."

That is not the end of today's story.
Jesus did miracles.
Lots of them!
23 "Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[g] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him."


Mohammed did no miracles.

Budda did none either.
They never even claimed to do miracles.

But Jesus did!

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