I've always loved the teenage son's character in the movie Little Miss Sunshine. I was also impressed by the t-shirt he wears, which simple states, "Jesus was Wrong". While I've immediately thought it was apparent what the shirt meant, it seems that some people are pretty confused (see this blog post: http://pspruett.blogspot.com/2007/02/jesus-was-wrong.html). Oddly, the author hits near the point in his '2nd assumption' but is incredulous about the implications.
So, I'll set out clearly why I think Jesus was wrong (indeed he was completely wrong on a number of points). If we read the New Testament to find what Jesus thought (and actually this is our only source), we will find that he certainly believed and taught a few things that turned out to be wrong:
1. Jesus taught that the end of time and the coming of the kingdom of God would occur within the time period in which he lived. He states on more than one occasion that there would be some of his peers still alive when the kingdom is come.
2. He, Jesus, would be the earthly ruler of the kingdom of God. This was not a heavenly kingdom, but a kingdom on earth. Jesus believed he was to be the ruler over all of earth in God's new kingdom.
3. Jesus teachings and ideology match this belief of an imminent end; sell all your possessions, forsake your family, spread the news as fast as possible about the impending destruction, and follow me to the end.
So anyone who reads the New Testament can plainly see that Jesus was wrong on at least a few major points. There is no kingdom of God on earth, and Jesus is not around now to rule it anyway. And even his message of sell everything and give it to the poor seems to backfire when the end doesn't come, the holy man passes away, and the family is now struggling to survive.
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