Was Jesus a Lunatic for loving people?

Was Jesus a Lunatic for loving people?

Was Jesus a Lunatic for loving people?

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Jesus taught us to love our enemies. But isn’t that a little crazy? The answer comes down to one simple thing. What is it? See Frank’s answer in this clip from our online course, ‘Jesus vs. The Culture.’ To watch the entire DVD teaching series go to: https://bit.ly/3dKwZYz or take the self-paced online course here: https://bit.ly/3CjnLwJ

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35 thoughts on “Was Jesus a Lunatic for loving people?

  1. Cross Examined

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    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  2. Jack Perkins

    In the military they teach to treat captives good. They will cooperate more.
    The movie "Patton" displayed this too.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  3. Justin Gary

    ATHEISM AIN'T GOT NOTHING NEW OR BETTER TO OFFER THAN THE VERY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS THEY'RE CRITICAL OF SO IT'S HYPOCRISY AT IT'S FINEST πŸ˜‚. Hello this is for all you Atheists, unbelievers and skeptics. I'm going to address a few misconceptions and lies about God's Character and His Word. The Bible doesn't support chattel slavery or anything else Immoral. Ok so Atheists and unbelievers say God is either Immoral, incompetent or not responsible so let's see what The Scriptures actually say. God revealed himself and created a nation in a real, historical context. It was a world with a slave-based economy, with city states often at war with each other, with polygamous marriages to ensure the continuation of family lines. The laws of the Old Testament regulate this behaviour. Slaves are to be treated humanely (Exodus 21:11). They are given rights and not seen as mere possessions. Hebrew slaves were able to buy their own freedom. Human trafficking is condemned (Exodus 21:16). In contrast to the law code of Babylon, Old Testament Israel was a light to the nations. The Old Testament law and narratives do not stand alone. Jesus is now the best example of what we read. So the moral teaching of the Bible cannot be summarised by a quote taken out of context from the Old Testament to demonize God and His Word. Slavery was permitted in Old Testament law but it was regulated by God giving the Israelites instructions on how to fairly and humanely treat their slaves (it was like indentured servitude where someone could work for you if they owed debts or needed income not cruel like chattel slavery). God allowed the people of Israel to own slaves since they themselves has already experienced over 400 years of generations of Egyptian slavery and knew how inhumane it was to be beaten, overworked and taxed so God set them apart from other nations and cultures around them by giving them a fair way to treat their slaves since slavery had already existed in the world but it doesn't mean God condoned it just used it for His Will to bring Good And in the light of the whole scriptural teaching, we find the reasons for its ultimate abolition (Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 4:1-3; Philemon 15-16Β and Galatians 3:28). The Word of God provided the moral standard against slavery in the Roman Empire and against the slave trade in the New World.
    But what of genocide or holy war in the book of Joshua? Several things could be pointed out. The use of warfare in the ancient world did not always mean literal total destruction, even when events are described in such terms. Furthermore, the book of Joshua does not describe a genocide. It is not a race who are being wiped out, as in genocide, but a religious practice which was often appalling and degrading. Those who repent (like Rahab from Jericho or Ruth) are not destroyed but become part of Israel. It is not the racial group that is in view but theirΒ "detestable practices".
    However, after all is said, we must still acknowledge that God brought judgment on the nations of Canaan. It is not our place as believers isn't to sugar-coat the Bible. For some skeptics, this is enough to make God a moral monster. But the fact is that Jesus continued to affirm that God is a Judge who will bring a future judgment on all peoples and all nations. God’s judgment will be just. The list of Old Testament stories rejected by critics often leads to a similar dismissal of the New Testament teaching of Jesus on the existence of hell.
    After all, what was the Flood of Genesis or the conquest of Joshua if not a glimpse of future judgment? Hell does not demonstrate cruelty on God’s part, but it does demonstrate His Holiness and our moral accountability. Perhaps this is the real reason many people rail against the God of the Bible? It is not that they think He is a moral monster, but that they are afraid He is a moral Judge, and that has implications for our behaviour now. God is an Eternal Almighty Spirit Being and we as His creatures have Eternal souls and spirits so the punishment for our sins against Him must therefore also be Eternal but so must the reward for righteousness that's why He sent His Son Jesus to live a perfectly righteous and sinless Life (which none of us could ever possibly expect to do) suffer the humiliating and torturous death of crucifixion to shed His Own Blood willingly so that all who willingly accept His gift of salvation by grace through faith in Him will be saved and given Eternal life because that's what God wants is for us to willingly accept His gift of salvation and choose life. Exodus 21:20-21 literally speaks about capital punishment befalling anyone who mistreats their slaves so yes people are taking Scripture out of context to demonize God who literally promises that slaves who are mistreated under someone else's authority is to be avenged. When we hear the word β€œslavery” we think of innocent human beings, kept prisoner for life, having no rights under law and so reduced to animals. This is clearly immoral because it is unjust: the slave has done nothing to deserve the treatment.
    The situation described as β€œslavery” in the Bible was nothing like this. It is more accurately described as one of indentured servitude. Many β€œslaves” were indentured servants, working for a term of years

    Some other β€œslaves” were prisoners. There were no prisons. Prisoners had to work to live like everyone else. Some had life sentences. Some served a term and were released.
    People didn't beat their good slaves but treated them well and protected their assets thus.

    But no matter how rebellious a slave was, you couldn't just beat them to death. And if you knocked out their tooth or damaged their eye then you had to set them free. (Exodus 21:26). God wasn't using what other nations did because He wanted to set His Chosen People of Israel apart from the cruel, inhumane and unjust systems other cultures had so He gave them a fair way to treat their slaves and servants.
    There is a lot of ignorance on this topic which is understandable given the age we live in but it's not the nefarious set up we think of when we think of modern slavery. The question Atheists must ask themselves is how come the Jews aren't being accused of slavery and human trafficking if they're guilty of it in The Bible and why would white slave owners rip out pages from The Old and New Testament Scriptures to justify their owning blacks as slaves if The Bible already justified slavery?

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  4. Justin Gary

    If our supposedly non existent God's Son is crazy for loving those who don't deserve it then everyone is crazy for loving anyone else of us because none of us deserve it. Thanks to The Lord our God for preserving His Word through the centuries in The Bible so Christians and Apologists can do Good in uploading these videos. Brother Frank Turek and Cross Examined ministry always do good work in their efforts in the furtherance of The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ you're reaching thousands to millions of people who are seeking after The Truth of God's Existence, Word and Character in our reality πŸ™β€οΈπŸ‘Š. This has nothing and everything to do with the video but please listen if you want to otherwise leave it alone and ignore it. Hello my name is Justin and I'm a fellow Christian and Apologist but I'm also a college student. I'm not a closed minded Theist as I have nothing against Atheists or unbelievers as I speak to them often to understand their reasons for unbelief but we as Christians are convinced of God's Existence due to many real factors). I'm not trying to convert anyone or convince anyone to become Christians as that's The Holy Spirit's job to help people believe but only explain why I believe in Jesus Christ. There's actually evidence of God's Existence in Christianity. First of all there's proof that Jesus of Nazareth existed in history since the writings of Tacitus, Josephus Flavius, Pliny the younger and other historical documents prove that He was living two thousand years ago that even scholars both religious and Atheists agree with historically speaking but not that He's The Divine Son of God because obviously they don't.

    I'm going to give you historical and archeological evidence for God's Existence as The Scriptures have prophecies that predate the events recorded in them by several millennia including Matthew, Hosea and Zechariah which prophesy accurately of the people of Israel becoming a nation again after over 1900 years of being scattered around the nations since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. spoken of by Christ in Matthew 23:29-24:3 and returning to their homeland after The Holocaust with Jerusalem as their capital in 1948 exactly as Jesus The Christ said. The prophets including Daniel spoke of the time where several world empires would arise and fall including the Babylonian kingdom, Medes and Persians, Roman Empire, and Saladin and the Muslims which went in consecutive order for the past few millennia. The people of Israel becoming a nation after The Holocaust in 1948 (ironically the melting point of gold as God compares Israel to gold that's tested in fire in Zechariah 13:8 and Jeremiah 16:15) exactly how Jesus The Christ said would happen since God us everything to come in The Scriptures and not just because people were working towards as Atheists claim which are impossible for any regular man to predict.

    Just before anyone says Christianity is a white man's religion made to oppress blacks during slavery you obviously aren't aware that the first Christians were Jews in The Middle East and that Christianity just like any religion can be used by evil and corrupt people to oppress others but you forget that the first Abolitionists/Civil Rights activists were Christians who sought to abolish slavery, racism, segregation, injustice and prejudice throughout American history. Jesus The Christ loves you enough not to give you what we all deserve which is God's Wrath by His Own Blood. Charles Darwin didn't originally come up with The Theory of Evolution over 200 years ago as it is mentioned in the writings of Ancient Greeks who believed in Demons that gave knowledge to philosophers.
    Evolution makes no sense when nothing has evolved after thousands of years of human history and supposedly the first creature came from primordial sludge several millions of years

    ago funny how they won't believe that God an Eternal Almighty Spirit Being created us from the Earth) which came from a supermassive expansion of matter at high temperature that inexplicably created everything in the known universe that supposedly came from nothing billions of years ago. How did the organs evolve before there were bones, skin, substance and how did any creatures see before eyes evolved? I've studied evolution and abiogenesis in the past and read Darwin's " Origin of The Species" I've studied evolution and abiogenesis in the past and read Darwin's " Origin of The Species" and I'm not convinced of but not macro or micro Evolution because there's no evidence of it nor clear observable examples of it where living creatures evolve into other kinds of species plus the fact that fossils don't show evidence of evolution and genetic entropy rules out evolution. The question begs how did two genders evolve from a common ancestor with a perfectly hospitable and sustainable environment with breathable oxygen and resources to survive on inexplicably? Atheists have the burden of proof to explain how everything came to be and why our existence is possible without the Existence of God from an godless perspective just as Christians have to provide evidence of God's Existence and the validity of His Word.

    Evolution requires life to already exist in order to take any effect in living organisms so it doesn't account for the existence of Life and reality. Also evolution is impossible because it goes against The Law of entropy and the second Law of thermodynamics because evolution makes things better whereas nothing continues to get better but decays and turns to absolute destruction in the end. Mark Ridley an Evolutionist said "No evolutionist whether gradualist or punctuationist uses the fossil record as evidence in favor of The Theory of Darwinian Evolution as opposed to special Creation". God's Existence is made perfectly known and observable in the universe as demonstrated in His Handiwork in the intelligently designed manner that Creation was made, human consciences and consciousness historical and archaeological evidence of God's Word being valid history, fulfillment of Bible Prophecies God in His Holiness and Righteousness could give us what we deserve in Hell for our since but He's merciful to give us free will to choose to accept or reject His gift of salvation by grace through faith in His Son Jesus. I don't mean this is any condescending manner but if you'd like to discuss The Scriptures with me or have me listen to your view on anything my instagram account is Savage Christian Kombatant.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  5. steveprofiler

    Since there exist life that did not consent to be created and therefor people that wish they never where born. Why did God create them then?

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  6. steveprofiler

    Would it be better to press a RED button to blow the whole world so no life can suffer anymore?

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  7. Kelsey Kjarsgaard

    Sure didnt love his enemies in old testament

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  8. Glory


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  9. Heretical Bastard

    For loving people? no.

    He also didn't go around condemning non-believers to an imaginary burning lake of fire.

    "If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be, – a Christian." -Mark Twain

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  10. Darrin Murray

    Some of you have no idea how peaceful life becomes when you don't hate anyone. My life is so much more enjoyable. You stop hating those who attack you for your own piece of mind. Now, they can do nothing to me.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  11. Solaceboy

    The Word of God is foolish to those who are perishing.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  12. William Oarlock86

    Jesus didn't love people. Only fictional characters.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  13. rmnpvlyk

    God the father, came to earth in human form as Jesus son of God, to fulfill the law. lived a sinless life, righteous in God's eyes. then took up all sins on himself and died on the cross and paid the price for sin. served our time in hell, 3 hrs(infinity because 1 sec is like a thousand years for god) without the fathers presence, hence why he said my God first time on the cross. died and rose again, defeating death. before leaving earth he left his people a helper The Holy Spirit. told the disciples to share thier testimony of thier time with Jesus, as we are to do also with the people who still don't know him, and it'll happen until every man hears the gospel

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  14. Ed

    HIS creation hung its Creator above a trash-heap between two thieves. We love HIM because HE first loved us. HIS love isn’t from a fallen man!

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  15. Albert Smith

    The guy saids loving your neighbor and your enemies makes himself a lunatic. I understand he is trying hard to make Jesus the lunatic, but as always satan fails miserably.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  16. Bones

    Frank turek why do you lie to people?

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  17. george ochs

    Apparently this man can't comprehend light, love, goodness, humility and mercy. That is what Jesus is, the light and can shine it on anyone, even our enemies, no matter how dark they are. He said I'm the way, the truth and the life, that may sound like lunacy, but add the witnessed miracles and that squashes the lunacy issue. You cannot compare the japanese soldier or anyone to Christ, that is lunacy in itself, based on the evidence. Pray this man and all others who try to compare the son of God to a man, to comprehend the light. Amen.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  18. velkyn1

    jesus was imaginary. We also have this character jesus not loving people at all, but murdering them if they don't agree with him.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  19. James Richard Wiley

    Jesus loved people and got crucified.
    I love my computer and I enjoy making comments on you tube.
    Which would you choose?

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  20. Alex Bleyker

    He wasn’t a lunatic if he was right. What a concept! To be fair, the objection/question didn’t seem well thought out.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  21. Raymond Tendau

    The purpose of life.i doubt whether anyone can answer this question in General terms.For the purpose of life differs from person to person,day to day and hour to hour.What matters therefore is the specific purpose of a person's life at a given moment and circumstance.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  22. Frank Cardano

    Lunacy is believing what a book says before you’ve even read it.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  23. amschel co.

    He wasnt a lunatic jesus was on a mission. By the way actually im against calling jesus as god cause he isnt but he is the messenger of god.
    Dont be confused by this..

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  24. ThisOldHelmet

    Jesus saves you from what he’ll do to you if you don’t let him save you

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  25. Elias G

    πŸ‘ nice!

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  26. Mustache Mac

    So, I'm still waiting for him to answer the question…

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  27. Flor Devargas

    $32,000 weekly profit Our lord Jesus have lifted up my Life!!!

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  28. adrian quinonez

    Well if u think loving your own creation is crazy. remember God created man and wants man to live forever with him in Paradise that is why Christ came to live a sinless life to give that life up for the sins of the world so that we may become sons and daughters of the most high and inherit the kingdom of heaven.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  29. Kevin Clint


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  30. Edgar Morales


    When will Christians accept JESUS' Truth – the truth that Jesus was seen to be a menace to public peace and a MENACE TO THE JEWISH PRIESTS because Jesus taught: God is Love. Therefore – GOD does not need animal or human blood sacrifices to receive the forgiveness of sins!

    Jesus taught us that LOVE and FORGIVENESS is essential to experience a happy and healthy life – while many still teach: "an eye for an eye" or "blood for blood" or that GOD sends them into Holy Wars against the "pagans."

    Jesus taught us that we should not be worried about unclean drinking cups – but should watch what came from our minds and mouths.

    That is WHY Jesus taught LOVE and FORGIVENESS – which people now need so urgently to save themselves and the planet from wholesale disaster.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  31. PP Derrick

    Problems for Trinitarians. Jesus affirms that his Father is the only one who is truly God and that he ( Jesus) is the Messiah β€” the Christ (John 17:3). Jesus tells Mary Magdalene that his Father is in fact his God ( John 20:17) YHWH establishes that β€œhe" is the only God, and beside him there is no one else. ((Isaiah 45:5-6)

    Jesus is Lord and Messiah that we Honor, but he not God, as demonstrated above. God is Jesus's Father, Jehovah.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  32. Dodi ben Abba

    Mic drop

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  33. Hans De Mos

    Dr. Turek's analogy of the football game is self-defeating. It is us who determine the rules of football, therefore, in his analogy, it is us who determine the rules of our lives.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  34. Slushie 3am

    I’m struggling with major depression disorder y’all. I can’t shake it. I’ve been battling with it over 10 years. I pray. No answer. I do good and flee from sin and sin catches me. It almost seems that depression is apart of me now. I try everything and honestly sometimes I can’t do anything because I’m so weak and down. Please pray for me. Maybe God is not ready to answer my prayers yet. Maybe he will answer someone more righteous than I am.

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply
  35. Virtual Paladin

    Who is possibly asking this question?

    September 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm Reply

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