Just had to share this.
I can’t help but ask the question. Do these quotes reflect the Jesus of the Bible? I don’t know, call me a skeptic, but they just don’t seem to mesh. I have heard people describe Jesus as being playful in many different books. But I have never read the gospels and felt that way. It seems to me Jesus was pretty serious.
He was serious in His love, He was serious in His mourning, He was serious in His rebuking, and He was serious in His comfort. It seems to me that everything recorded in the gospels of what Jesus said and did were things being done with specific intentions.
So when our visions of Him are ones that seem contrary to how Scripture portrays Him….should we call them “Jesus?” And another question, if I envision Jesus sitting on my desk chair wearing a pirate hat and I think that is somewhat silly. Is that comparable to Moses seeing God Himself as a burning bush to give Moses a specific calling, even if Moses felt it was strange as well?
Just a thought. I am very interested to hear what people think about this one.