Originally Posted by Savannah
whoa, i think perhaps a little on line research would relieve you of the misinformation you've been given. Jesus didn't say anything akin to what you've 'been told'. his words are (allegedly) contained in the Gospels. there are passages in the Old Testament might be like what you were told about. but Jesus wasn't the author of the Bible, neither the New Testament or Old Testament. his words are contained in the Gospels reported by the aforementioned Apostles in the New Testament.
It wasn't as if I was fed misinformation
from some shady underground source. I opened a book and read it with my own two eyes, what need have I
to question what I saw myself and do research that might disprove what I clearly saw? If your desire is for me to cite my sources, than clearly this search is an effort to find answers for you
. I'm not condoning laziness, so if you want to question what I read, it's up to you to look further into it as it's not my responsibility to prove anything to you when it's up to you whether to believe me or not.
And quite honestly I'd think it would be foolhardy to question this type of passage's existence. With so many versions and translations and editions, it's no wonder the idea of religion these days is as shaky as a three-legged chair.