Grace Is Gone – Dave Matthews Band Cover
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Dave Matthews – Oh
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A Question for the Christians: Did Jesus laugh even just once? I dont believe in the doctrine of trinity, neither Jesus as God’s incarnate, so kindly exclude, the incidence of the “true God’ laughing.Bible verses, if provided, shall be greatly appreciated.Thanks and God bless.
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The Bible doesn’t tell everything living waking moment in Jesus’ life from birth to death.soooo you can’t expect to find answers to these types of questions that way. I believe He laughed often.
The Bible is clear that Jesus is God according to the prophet Isaiah (9.6), the Apostles (John 1.1; 20.28) and the author of Hebrews (1.6-9). Jesus is not recorded to have laughed during His earthly ministry. His purpose on earth was to deal with evil by paying the penalty for evil. Such a purpose forbids lightheartedness. He will laugh with those who love Him in glory.
I heard this in a Catholic grade school. No, the Bible does not talk about Jesus laughing or smiling, but at the time the Bible was written down, it was taken for granted that people laughed, and most of Jesus’ life and mannerisms are not in the Bible. It is noted at times that he “wept” (the death of Lazarus, the prediction that Jerusalem and the temple would be destroyed. I’m sorry, I don’t know chapter and verse) but these were more important to the story. If he had been sad and gloomy all of the time he probably would not have had a lot of his followers. He probably was good with a one-liner, with a funny story, and could get people’s attention. He grew large crowds and many of the people who came in the beginning were not always looking for salvation.
What.Of course he did, he was god as well as man, so therefore he should have had fun. He went to weddings, all he did was talk to people, so why wouldn’t he laugh or be funny.And whether or not you believe in the Trinity has absoulutly nothing to do with this question.
The Bible doesn’t specifically address that. It seems logical to assume He laughedHe used comic hyperbole.talked about removing the “plank” from your eye —- brings to mind a person with a 2 by 4 stuck in their eye.said it would be easier to fit a camel through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get his way into heaven. (of coarse He clarified that it was only possible through God’s power not man’s, but you see the humor in it)I believe He laughed. We don’t have a biblical record of pretty much anyone laughing. For the most part they just didn’t record that.EDIT -come to think of it, historical records contemporary to the Bible don’t seem to record those types of things either. fictional stories might but not when it was being presented as accurate history
No verses, you need a book, in fact, two. And two of my favorites. The Humor of Jesus by Henri Cormier The Humor of Christ by Elton Trueblood These books are great because as you probably know the very hardest thing to translate from one language to another is humor. And we’re talking ancient Greek. But even now I hear things at Mass and I remember these insights and I chuckle. A fair amount of the Gospels are quite humorous.
There is no reference to Jesus laughing in the texts of the Bible. He knew the hearts of men and knew the purpose that he came for. must have made him very sad. Perhaps before the Holy Spirit came and he started his ministry he laughed and probably did but his joy is found in those that are saved.Matthew 16:21From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.Study the Bible and you will see who Jesus is and why he came.May you learn about God and Jesus.Todd
the bible don’t say everything that Jesus did, it even says as much. It also don’t say, he combed his hair or took a bath, but “reason” tells us, he must have and did. You ask , did Jesus laugh? Of course he did. You don’t think he laughed when little children would come to him and say the things children usually ask? Those things are sometimes quite silly and of corse the Lord would be amused and chuckle.
I will think so he was a child once and you know all babies and kids smile and laugh some times and he became a man on earth and one of our feelings is happiness and when we are happy we smile and laugh so I believe He did laugh.
As far as I know the Bible does not refer anywhere to Jesus laughing. He is referred to as a “man of sorrows”. However, I happen to believe personally that ya gotta have a sense of humor to be a perfect being. Surely we believe He was a man of peace, joy, happiness from an eternal standpoint so it would just be a GIVEN in my mind that He smiled and laughed often. The Bible refers to such a small portion of His life and the daily interpersonal events that occurred with those He loved, with little children (who He loved) HAD to have included a lot of laughter and smiles too. That is of course just my view of Him. Laughter is a huge positive, uplifting, stress relieving thing we can do as humans. Since CHrist came and experienced ‘everything’ man would ever experience – then it is implied that it includes laughter too to me! : ) I don’t imagine Jesus laughed uproariously or loudly – that somehow wouldn’t fit who I see Him as being. But smiling often and laughing would bring people to Him and make His presence more engaging would it not? Just my thoughts. NO one has anything substantial about this – it is all conjecture.
“” I also will laugh at your calamity ; i will mock when your fear cometh”” (Pro.1:26)Jesus is God !!
Hi.. Peace and Light. I think Jesus Laugh and a lot, this is why Read Along,,,,,,Did Jesus Laugh? by: Louie Crew– J. B. ——————————————————————————– The Hebrew scriptures record the laughter of God no fewer than seven times on at least six occasions.Consistently it is indignant laughter (“laughed them to scorn”) at those who are evil — at Sennacherib of Assyria (2 Kings 19:21; Isaiah 37:22), at unrepentant sinners (Proverbs 1: 26), at those plotting against the just (Psalms 37:13), or at the vain kings of the earth (Psalm 2:4). Admittedly, the spectacle of the Almighty laughing at lesser creations hardly strikes some of us mortals as comic. Like Job, we cynically see ourselves as righteous victims of a supernatural joke, believing that God “mocks at the calamity of the innocent” (Job 9:23).Yet in the divine comedy it is our own posturing of innocence and righteousness that is ludicrous. Zuss’s error is but a symptom of a widespread theological aberration: he misconceives God as a humorless taskmaster out of touch with the wells of good nature and animal spirits. It is perverse to receive the Gospel as bad news, as a revelation of man’s evil rather than a celebration of God’s good. Those who search to support this misconception have little trouble finding support, particularly in the Hebrew scriptures.” Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief” (Proverbs 14:13). “I said of laughter, ‘It is mad,’ and of pleasure, ‘What use is it?'” (Ecclesiastes 2:2). “Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of countenance the heart is made glad.” (Ecclesiastes 7:3). In the Christian scriptures they have to dig harder, but anyone can find a sad-faced Jesus if the mind is set to do so. After all, every schoolboy knows the shortest verse of the Bible; and with it, the hard of heart, as if by some form of hocus pocus, can nullify or diminish Jesus’ overarching mission of grace, joy and redemption. Some modern Christians have trouble hearing the laughter of Jesus because the religious Establishment frequently portrays Jesus in the service of stern authoritarianism. An authoritarian Jesus constrasts starkly and ironically with the Jesus of scriputure. In the bible Jesus treats authoritarians as enemies. Legalist Christians today are out of touch with Jesus the boisterous rule-breaker. Jesus storms the temple (John 2:13-17), turning over the tables of the money-changers. We are meant to delight in the sound of the money “poured out” and in the sound ofthe “whip of chords” Jesus used to drive the vendors away. To enjoy the Jesus of scripture, we need to appreciate sarcasm, puns, enigmas and paradoxes — all part of Jesus’ arsenal, coming as he did from the doubly persecuted minority of Jew an independent prophet. Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, visited Jesus, “by night,” as if to avoid embarrassment. Jesus embarrassed another prominent person by indulging a vagrant prostitute and allowing her to bathe his feet with precious oils bought with her earnings. From a Third World point of view, such scenes are richly humorous, full of high spirits, acceptance, and welcome. They show Jesus as warm, personal, and sensual. When the Establishment criticized Jesus for breaking the Sabbath rules, he affirmed that rules should serve people, not people the rules. Note the muffled laughter implicit when Jesus answers his accusers, especially as he cuts through their intellectual pretension to know all scripture: “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry?” (Matthew 12:3). Jesus jokes about the rich:”It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:23). If we identify with the rich man, the remark is splenetic. Yet the original audience were mainly poor, and they had just witnessed a young man with “great possessions” exposed for not really being so perfect as he wanted to think himself. The poor in every age are used to the rich who withdraw when they realize that to gain life they will have to lose it. Jesus is the original jive artists, the crafty maker of small talk to keep those in power structure at bay. Even when brought in as a prophet on display at the homes of the powerful, he does not cut himself off from his kind of people, the poor. He talks to both groups at once. At times this rhetorical gymnastic renders symptoms of paranoia .Paranoia is sometimes the healthy response of a rebel who is in the presence of real enemies. Jesus’ humor becomes private, in-group, especially when he is aware that spies are trying to trick him: “Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Show me a coin.Whose likeness and inscription has it?” They said, “Caesar’s.” He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”