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Is there a part in the Bible which portrays Jesus as an inquirer?Could you cite the...

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ella-moore | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM via web

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Is there a part in the Bible which portrays Jesus as an inquirer?

Could you cite the specific chapter and verse? 

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 7, 2012 at 7:33 PM (Answer #1)

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Jesus asked rhetorical questions in some parables to help arrive at the ultimate lesson he was teaching, however, the most famous question Jesus asked would have been if the cup of death could be taken from him. This occurred in Matthew 26:39. Jesus wanted to know if God the father would let Jesus off the hook from having to die a brutal death on the cross to save mankind from its sin. 

39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?”

This was a very human question. Jesus had lived as Son of God on earth. He lived a righteous life without sin. Even in this moment of inquiry as Jesus wondered at the possibility of another way, Jesus surrendered himself to the will of God the father, and accepted the answer to his inquiry. The very next verse also included a question Jesus had for the disciples, but not near as crucial as the question he asked of the Father in prayer. 

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ella-moore | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 7, 2012 at 7:58 PM (Answer #2)

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Thanks that helped a lot! :)

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