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A Few Examples of How Often this Happened
Jesus criticized for doing ‘unacceptable’ things on the Sabbath
Luke 6:1-2 Now on the second Sabbath after the first, he was going through the grain fields. His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day?”
Luke 6:6-7,11 It also happened on another Sabbath that he entered into the synagogue and taught. There was a man there, and his right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him. . . . But they were filled with rage, and talked with one another about what they might do to Jesus.
Luke 13:10-11,13-14 He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day. 11 Behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years . . . He laid his hands on her, and immediately she stood up straight, and glorified God. The ruler of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the multitude, “There are six days in which men ought to work. Therefore come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day!”
Luke 14:1-4 When he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching him. Behold, a certain man who had dropsy was in front of him. Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
Matthew 12:13-14 Then he told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just like the other. But the Pharisees went out, and conspired against him, how they might destroy him.
Jesus criticized for “eating and drinking” and dining with “sinners”
Luke 5:29-30 Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them. Their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?”
Luke 7:34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
Luke 15:2 The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.”
Luke 19:7 When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, “He has gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner.”
Jesus accused of being “Demon-Possessed and Insane”
Matthew 9:34 But the Pharisees said, “By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons.”
Matthew 10:25 . . . If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul . . .
Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons.”
Mark 3:21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, “He is insane.”
Mark 3:22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons.”
Mark 3:30 because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
Luke 11:15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons.” . . .
John 7:20 The multitude answered, “You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you?”
John 8:48 Then the Jews answered him, “Don’t we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?”
John 8:52 Then the Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, ‘If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.’”
John 10:20-21 Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?” Others said, “These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn’t possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?”
Note how the second half of the last quote seems to indicate that some genuinely believed Jesus was “demon-possessed and isinsane”.
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