No. You're gaslighting again. You said "allegory"...then in another post you said "parable or allegory"...Exactly.
You also specifically said parable vs allegory. And as far as this quoted statement, I already answered that: the mountain he spoke of was allegory.
And you're deliberately missing my point: We disagree. That's all. Jesus said tree and meant tree, because he did it to tree, and implied clearly "This is nothing compared to what anyone with like faith can DO." Not allegory. Not parable. Not "fig tree represents Israel," as unbelieving commentaries have suggested.
He wasn't irritated with a mountain...and he said, "This is nothing compared to what anyone with this faith can do!. Verily verily...." Do you know what "verily" means?He killed a plant; he didn't move a mountain.
Your point?Which shows the inconsistencies of the bible stories. You should do this type of study on the resurrection. There are different stories that could NOT possible be all true (they contradict each other) in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and 1 Corinthians. By the way, your Roman soldiers that somehow proves the resurrection, these Roman soldiers sent to seal the tomb and guard it ONLY show up in Matthew's account. They are absent in Mark, Luke, John and Acts. And Paul never mentions them.
Did you miss it. Jesus said, "I'm telling you the truth..." then he goes on to say mountain.Why do you have to paraphrase scripture to make your point? Is your point not actually IN scripture? Not only did Jesus NOT say what you imply here, but Jesus words do not leave open this interpretation.
Why do you insist that, in fact, He is lying, and did not mean mountain or tree? (Need a match for the gas?)
Not if it were never written down. If John had written everything Jesus had done, there would not be enough room for the books to contain it...Miracles don't happen to prove points. They happen in times of need. They might even get written down, so that you can call it "coincidence."Because if "someone had ever" then they would be pointed to as special.
Nope...He's proving that you can have faith without it being saving faith.And in 1 Cor 13 NOBODY moved a mountain. Paul is speaking, as Jesus did, in allegory.
The principles of faith are clear. Words impact molecules.
And? The rain did not come at Elijah's first prayer either...It took seven times.Yes, and let's not forget the blind man that Jesus couldn't even heal on the first try. Jesus never spoke to him about a lack of faith, never taught him to have more. No, Jesus just tried a second time and it worked that time.
There's a principle of perseverance and not losing heart that Jesus taught with a widow.
Huh? I said Jesus did NOT heal to PROVE anything. He healed only those who needed healing, and that because He had compassion. He could do no miracles in Nazareth because of a universal unbelief.Well, you already said that Jesus did NOT heal because someone needed healing (pool of Bethesda).
The works of God is compassion...through healing. Same reason he fed 5000. Same principle...They were hungry, this time.Jesus told us why he healed: it was so that the works of God could be displayed through them; it was for the glory of God.