Satan likes to confuse issues, especially pertaining to Christ.
Below, you will find his twisting and turning myth /lie stated first;
Then, beneath each falsehood, the truth is stated with scripture to back it up.
Please take time to look up each scripture and read the truth for yourself.
Myth/Lie #1 – The present heavens and earth will remain forever
Jesus said in Matthew 24:35 and Luke 21:33 that heaven and earth will pass away.
2 Peter 3:3-13 vividly describes how everything will be burned up.
Also read Revelation 21:1
Myth/Lie #2 – God is a man (or a woman)
Numbers 23:19 reads:
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man (a human), that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?”
The LORD says in Hosea 11:9, “I am God, and not man – “
Myth/Lie #3 – Jesus was homeless
When Jesus said in Matthew 8:20 and Luke 9:58 that “the Son of Man has no place to lay His head”, He was saying that He considered Heaven, not earth, His real home.
When He was away from home preaching, Jesus spent a lot of time outside of towns in “lonely places” because of one big mouthed man that He had healed. Read Mark 1:40-45
Myth/Lie #4 – Jesus was a handsome man
“He had no beauty or majesty
to attract us to Him,
nothing in His appearance
that we should desire Him.”
Images you see depicting Jesus with certain facial features are false, since no one really knows what He looked like. What we know is that physically, Jesus was of middle eastern descent, an Israeli of the tribe of Judah. Spiritually, He was God in the flesh. John 1:1, 14.
Myth/Lie #5 – Jesus’ death on the cross was a murder committed by the Jews
Jesus willingly gave Himself as the sacrifice for sins. He was not taken unwillingly to the cross. He was the High Priest offering Himself as the Sacrifice. (Hebrews 10:12-14)
It was God’s plan, purpose, and will from the beginning, even from the Garden of Eden, for Jesus to suffer and die on the cross as The Sacrifice for the sins of mankind. Jesus willingly gave Himself up for this purpose. Read Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 53:10, John 10:17-18, Acts 2:23, Hebrews 7:27, Hebrews 9:26.
All of this was done because the blood of Jesus is the only remedy for man’s sin sickness. Jesus had to die for our sins so that we could live. Read Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:32, Acts 4:27.
To say Jesus was a murder victim takes away from the glory of the Lord’s unselfish love, and His willing sacrifice for us on the cross.
Myth/Lie #6- Jesus was our “Scapegoat” – Study of Leviticus 16
First of all, the word, SCAPEGOAT was inserted into Leviticus 16 – the English translation – by William Tyndale.
For the word “Scapegoat”, the World English Dictionary reads: “Escape + goat , coined by William Tyndale to translate Biblical Hebrew azāzēl (probably) goat for Azazel, mistakenly thought to mean “goat that escapes”.
In Leviticus 16:1-26, to make atonement for sins, the High Priest, Aaron, was presented with two goats to make atonement for the sins of the people. One goat was chosen to be sacrificed to the Lord and its blood used in cleansing the Most Holy Place of the Tent of Meeting; the other goat was escorted out of the camp and into the wilderness or desert (Azazel) and released after the sins of the people were confessed by the High Priest with his hands on that goat’s head. The goat is sent away into the Azazel with the sins of the people.
The New Testament gospels show that when Jesus (the sinless One) and Barabbas (a murderer) were brought forward for the decision of which man would be released and which man would be crucified ( Matthew 27:15, Mark 15:6,John 18:39), Barabbas was released and was probably escorted out of town. Jesus was the One chosen by God to shed His blood for us.
When reading Hebrews 9: 11-14, we see Jesus as being both the High Priest and the Sacrifice. He shed His own blood to cleanse us of sins, not as a goat, but as the Lamb of God.
Myth/Lie # 7 – Mary, the mother of Jesus, was an eternal virgin and divine
After the birth of Jesus, Mary had six or more other children, these by Joseph.
In Matthew 13: 53-57, Jesus’ half -brothers are named as James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. It is also indicated here that Jesus also had more than one sister.
Mary was a mere human being who was special because she was chosen by God to bear His Son. Mary was also a married woman who conceived in the natural way other children for husband, Joseph. Mary should not be worshiped as a deity.
Jesus did say, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” in Matthew 4:10
Myth?Lie #8 – The church began in Rome
Rome is not the birthplace of the church.The church Jesus Christ came to build and continues to build today started with Jesus in Judea. It spread from Jerusalem, and from there, went around the world. It’s still growing today. Read Acts 1:1-9
Myth/Lie #9 – The Pope is the head of the Church
There is only One Head of the church in heaven and on earth, and that is Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:15-18, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 4:15, Ephesians 5:23. Jesus did not appoint any man on earth to be the “head of the church” on earth. That place is Christ’s alone. Millions have been duped.
Myth/Lie #10 – Jesus rose from the dead in a spiritual body, not in a body of flesh
1 Corinthians 15:50 is used to justify the argument that Jesus did not physically rise from the dead. but instead rose in a “spirit” body because 1 Corinthians 15:50 says “.. flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 15:50 and the following verses are not even talking about the state of Jesus when He rose from the dead. It is talking about the transformation believers in Christ will suddenly experience when Jesus returns and takes them to Heaven.
When Jesus rose from the dead, He did not ascend into Heaven until forty days later. Between His resurrection and His ascension, He proved He was alive and in the flesh by eating with his disciples, and by letting them touch Him: In Luke 24:39, He plainly said, “Look at my hands and feet. It is I Myself! Touch Me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
Jesus died and rose in a body of flesh, then ascended into Heaven later with a glorified body.
1 Corinthians 15: 15:52 is explaining that when Jesus returns, “we will all be changed -in a flash, in a twinkling of an eye”. This will happen so that we, Jesus’ followers, can enter Heaven in bodies like His glorified body (Read Philippians 3:21).
Myth/Lie #11 – Only 144,000 people will be able to enter Heaven
“These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they have kept themselves pure.”
Revelation 7:9 says there will be “a great multitude that no one could count” in Heaven before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They will be in Heaven along with the 144,000.
Revelation 19 1-8 describes the great multitude (far more than 144,000) rejoicing in Heaven with shouts.
Myth/Lie #12 – Jesus was married to a woman follower
Jesus is married to the church – those who believe the gospel and have been baptized, and who are obedient to His word.
In scripture, Jesus is sometimes called the Bridegroom or Husband, and the church is called His bride. Read John 9: 14-15, Matthew 25:6, John 3:25-30, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:25-26, Revelation 19:6-8.
Myth/Lie #13 – The shroud of Turin is the burial shroud of Christ
The truth is, the Jewish custom was to wrap dead bodies in strips of cloth at burial. John 19:40 says that after Jesus was dead and taken down from the cross.. “Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs”
After Jesus’ resurrection, John 20:3 says that Peter and John ran to the tomb. Peter reached the tomb first. “He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded by itself, separate from the linen.
Jesus’ friend, Lazarus died and was raised back to life by Jesus. Jesus called him out of the tomb. John 11:44 says, “The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.”
Myth/Lie #14- Jesus is just one of many ways to Heaven
Jesus said in John 14:6,
” I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” By saying that, Jesus eliminates all other so called “ways” or “paths” to Heaven.
God Himself said of Jesus in Matthew 17:5, “This is My Son, Whom I love; With Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him.”
Myth/Lie #15 – Jesus was born on Christmas Day
There is no certain date of Jesus’ birth recorded in scripture. He was most likely not born on Christmas Day.
Myth/Lie #16 – Jesus was raised from the dead on Easter morning
There is no certain date recorded in scripture as to what date Jesus was raised on, except that it was on the first day of the week (on a Sunday). Easter was/is a pagan holiday of the Romans. It existed before the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It has nothing to do with Jesus, whatsoever.
Myth/Lie #17 – One day, some of us will be gods ruling our own planets
If your goal is to someday be a god, it will never happen. Humble yourself.
Isaiah 44:6 reads, “This is what the LORD says – Israel’s King and Redeemer:
‘I am the First and the Last; apart from Me there is no God.’ ”
In Revelation 22: 13, Jesus says, ” I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”. There will be no other gods beside Him, in front of Him, or after Him.
Myth/Lie #18 – Jesus Christ and the archangel Michael, are one in the same.
Hebrews 1:5 asks…
“For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are My Son; today I have become Your Father’? Or again, ‘ I will be His Father, and He will be My Son’?”
The answer is, to none of them. Jesus was never an angel, not even Michael.
Jesus talks about the archangel, Michael, to Daniel in Daniel, Chapter 10.
In Daniel 10: 5-21, Daniel sees the Man dressed in linen (the pre-carnate Christ). The Man speaks to Daniel in verse 12-13 about a spiritual battle Michael the archangel came and helped Him with. Jesus calls Michael “one of the chief princes”.
In Daniel 8:11, Jesus is called, the “Prince of the host”, and in Daniel 8:25, Jesus is called, the “Prince of princes.”
Jesus was and is much greater than any angel.
Myth/Lie #19 – Hell is not a real eternal place because God is love, and He would not make such a place
Hell is real and eternal. Jesus spoke about it a lot as the place He personally will send non-believers. Read Matthew 25:41
Visit my blog, “Fire Prison”. You will read scripture about what Jesus actually said about Hell and the agony souls will face there.
Myth/Lie #20 – Being forgiven absolves people of having to face the consequences of their sin.
Just because one is forgiven, does not mean he or she is absolved of the consequences of their sin.
Read Numbers 14:17-23. Moses asked God to forgive the people of their sins, and God said He had forgiven them, but that they were destined not to enter the Promised Land because of their sins, anyway.
In Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus was talking up the extreme seriousness of speaking against the Holy Spirit. He was in no way diminishing the seriousness of other sins… like murder. People like to use this verse to say specifically that murder can be forgiven, and it can be. But, the very serious consequences remain.
Read 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. What will God do to anyone who destroys the body, or the temple of the Holy Spirit? (Also read 1 Corinthians 6:19. This will show he is talking about the human body).