Character of Jesus and His Apostles

"For we don't have a high priest who can't sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way like we are, yet without sin." (Heb. 4:15)

God said He would take flesh as Jesus Christ. God already described His character (ex Exo. 34:6-7). He is holy, loving, merciful, just, patient, wise, and giving. Jesus lived a perfect life showing all of those attributes. Before executing Jesus, Pontius Pilate told the crowd: "I find no fault in him at all." We put what Jesus says about salvation first because He is God and He is the most trustworthy person to ever live.

Although human and still sinners, God inspired the Apostles to live blamelessly for the sake of the Gospel. No one could accuse them of any other evil than sharing the Gospel. Jesus warned that evil people would attack and imprison the followers of the true Gospel. They mocked the apostles, beat them, and sometimes killed them. They remained faithful to the end.

"Beloved, don’t believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1)

God's Word says test the character of people making religious claims. Look at the founders and leaders of your church or denomination. Did they have blameless character of Jesus and the Apostles? Or did people call them out for their sins and lies? Did people within your religion ever recant or break away due to the religion's corruption?

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