Matthew
Introduction
A topical outline

Chapters


Contradictions Contradictions
Commandments
Absurdity Absurdities
Injustice Injustice
Interpretation Interpretation
Science Science and History
Cruelty Cruelty and Violence
Intolerance Intolerance
Prophecy Prophecy
Good Good Stuff
Family Values Family Values
Women Women
Sex Sex
Boring Boring Stuff
Homosexuality Homosexuality
Politics Politics


Dwindling in Unbelief
-Matthew

Matthew: Language

  1. While insulting the Pharisees and Sadducees, John the Baptist calls an entire generation a "generation of vipers." 3:7

  2. Jesus often called people names. One of his favorites was to call his adversaries a "generation of vipers." 12:34

  3. The ever-so-kind Jesus calls the Pharisees "hypocrites, wicked, and adulterous." Why? For asking for some evidence that Jesus is who he claims to be. 16:3-4

  4. When Peter expressed his dismay when Jesus announced his coming death, Jesus said to him "Get thee behind me, Satan" -- a fine way to address his holiness, the first pope! 16:23

  5. Jesus speaks harshly of his disciples when they fail to cast out the devil, saying "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?" 17:17

  6. Jesus calls his critics fools, hypocrites, serpents, vipers, killers of the prophets, and just about every other name he can think of. 23:13-37


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