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Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:13-17

Stuff Jesus Never Said



1.  What do we think, say and do if someone puts words into our mouths that we did not say? (Not a respectful thing to do!)

  a.  Hopefully, we kindly point that out and ask them to stop doing so.

  b.  If they persist, they either are not listening, or are obstinate in heart and refuse to deal honestly and humbly with you. (cf. Matt. 7:1-2)

2.  Fact: People put a lot of words into Jesus’ mouth that He never said, either because of misunderstanding, or because of hardened hearts against Him and His word, Matt. 26:61.

3.  Here are some of the things people attribute to Jesus He never said.



  A.  “Just believe in me and pray the sinner’s prayer, and I will come into your heart.”

    1.  Note: “Sinner’s Prayer.”

    2.  Jesus did say--

      a.  Recognize your sin and need for salvation,

      b.  Believe in Me, repent and be baptized, or perish, Jno. 8:23-24; Lk. 13:3, 5; Mk. 16:15-16.

  B.  “Baptize your babies to prepare them to be members of the church.”

    1.  Note: Infant baptism (baptism of anticipation, etc.)

    2.  Jesus did say--

      a.  A child is the model for entering kingdom, Matt. 18:3.

      b.  The kingdom is composed of such, Matt. 19:14.

      c.  Believers are baptized, Mk. 16:16.

  C.  “I love everyone and therefore, everyone will go to heaven.”

    1.  Note: One Episcopalian's reply.

    2.  Variations: “Come as you are, stay as you are” and “Love has no labels.”

    3.  Jesus did say--

      a.  God loves the whole world, Jno. 3:16; Matt. 5:44-45 (Rom. 5:8).

      b.  But, sinners must repent of sins, Mk. 1:14-15.

      c.  Loving Him means obeying Him, Jno. 15:9-10 (14:15).

      d.  He saves the obedient, Heb. 5:8-9.



  A.  “One church is as good as another.” (“One gospel is as good as another.”) [False teachers on TV are not teaching the gospel!]

    1.  Core of denominationalism and unity in diversity.

    2.  Jesus did say--

      a.    “I will build My church,” Matt. 16:18. (Eph. 4:4).

      b.    Death would not prevent it’s establishment, Matt. 16:18.

      c.    The apostles’ would speak heaven’s will, Matt. 16:19; 18:18.

  B.    “Go preach, I’m OK, you’re OK.”

    1.    Positive mental attitude is not the same as being spiritually minded, Rom. 8:5-8.

    2.    Jesus did say--

      a.    Go and preach the gospel, Mk. 16:15.

      b.   “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword,” Matt. 10:34.

      c.    PMA does not trump the pattern of truth, 2 Tim. 1:13.

      d.    We must hold the faith in a good conscience, 1 Tim. 1:19, 5.



  A.   “Peter, you will be the primary apostle and the first pope.”

    1.    Note: Peter and the Papacy (“first link in the chain of the papacy”).

    2.    Jesus did say--

      a.    He has all authority and teach all His word, Matt. 28:18-20.

      b.    All the apostles are His witnesses, Acts 1:8.

      c.    Peter is a stone, but He is the bedrock of the church, Matt. 16:16-18.

  B.    “Sorry, guys, I can’t use you until you have a degree from a Bible college” (go to seminary). (“You must be ordained to preach the gospel.”)

    1.    Note: Churches seek preachers with qualifying resumes to be “their” preacher (shades of clergy).

    2.    Jesus did say--

      a.    The Spirit would guide apostles into all truth, Jno. 16:13.

      b.     Know the truth and preach it, Jno. 8:32; Mk. 16:15, 20.



1.  We should be sure of what Jesus actually said before attributing things to Him He never said.

2.  Honesty demands it, respect practices it, and faith will obey Him.



Sinner’s Prayer

The “Sinner's Prayer” is a term that describes the words spoken by a person when he or she has recognized their sin and their need for a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It goes something like this:

“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.” (

Infant Baptism

Practiced by: Catholics, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Congregationalists and other Reformed denominations, Methodists and some Nazarenes, and the Moravian Church (

Grace and Episcopalian

   Bless your heart 😂

   I have told you before that when you get to heaven you’ll be greeted by an Episcopalian with a glass of wine and a hug. But you need to stop judging people because St Peter will slap your jaws and make you write Matthew 7:1 about a thousand times before he lets you go sit by Jesus😢

   I think you are just jealous because The church you belong to doesn’t get as much grace as the church I belong to. Please stop sending me this crap before you get sent to hell for harassment.

   Love you and I don’t want to see you being punished for disobeying what the Bible says. (You May not know this but Episcopalians love everyone just like Jesus does) Galatians3:28, Colossians 3:11, 1Corinthians 12:13 - Email: 12/30/18

Peter and Papacy

“There is ample evidence in the New Testament that Peter was first in authority among the apostles. Whenever they were named, Peter headed the list (Matt. 10:1-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:13); sometimes the apostles were referred to as "Peter and those who were with him" (Luke 9:32). Peter was the one who generally spoke for the apostles (Matt. 18:21, Mark 8:29, Luke 12:41, John 6:68-69), and he figured in many of the most dramatic scenes (Matt. 14:28-32, Matt. 17:24-27, Mark 10:23-28).” (“Peter and the Papacy,”


By: Joe R. Price

Posted January 3, 2019