Michael said way down below:
"Would Jesus know what it was to be human
if he never knew the anguish of being misquoted? "
The quote was that Jesus said in the sermon on the mount that -in order to go to heaven you have to keep all the(613) laws of moses-
I see an interesting paradox in Michael's statement.
If Michael is correct, then the bible is not the word of god. Right? Does that not follow logically. Apparently the michael claim is that Matthew misquoted Jesus.
But if Michael is incorrect, and Matthew faithfully quoted Jesus correctly, then hardly anybody can get into heaven, as even the jews no longer keep all 613 commandments of god given to us by Moses.
Actually, it is impossible to do so because you have to be CLEAN in the biblical sense to fullfill many of the commandments. The only way to become clean is to sprinkle water containing the ashes of a perfect red cow on yourself. In all jewish history there has only been 9 such red cows. They really stretched the ashes. There was a close one in Israel in the 1990s, but it developed a white spot on its tail and was disqualified.
But even if one comes along, it has to be sacrificed by the Levite that has already been cleansed. But there are none left.
So lets all hope that Jesus was misquoted. It's the only hope for any of us if the Old Testamont is the word of god. Michael has already discredited the New Testament.
Then there is the Koran. It discredits the Old Testament because the Koran says that you cannot go to heaven if you drink wine; whereas in the Old Testament, God commands you to drink wine on many occasions. God is very confusing.
Maybe that is the best proof of god's existense. How could god confuse us if he did not exist, and obviously we are confused. Even the scientists. They are completely confused about the foundation of nature. They do not know whether to believe in QM or GR. Particle physics require particles to go bacwards in time- that's confusing, but if true it explains everything, except GR. Anyway the bottom line is that if god were perfect, he would have made everything linear and deterministic.