Did Jesus imply that one need not worship god any longer?

The New Testament is an interesting book. It cannot escape its own contradictions, but moreover, if you read some of Jesus’ teachings, they create more questions than answers. In my search through bible contradictions, I came across one that implies that Jesus was more concerned with social issues than the worship of god.

That is, when asked which of the 10 commandments should be retained under his new religion, Jesus left out all of those commandments referring to god. Three times. Here are the verses:

  • “And he said unto him, why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, honour thy father and thy mother: and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” -Matthew 19:17-19.
  • “And Jesus said unto him, why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honour thy father and thy mother.” -Luke 18:19-20.
  • “And Jesus said unto him, why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, defraud not, honor thy father and mother.” -Mark 10:18-19.

Absent are the first four commandments: No other gods, no graven images, no taking the lord’s name in vain, and keeping the sabbath. These commandments serve as the cornerstone for Christian worship. If Jesus was so quick to dismiss them, then perhaps Christians will do good to dismiss them as well.

Also notice that in Mark Jesus added a new commandment: “defraud not.”

About Rayan Zehn

I'm a political and social activist.
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