Was Jesus a deadbeat?

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    Does the bible ever speak of Jesus actually doing productive work?

    Heck he was even asleep while his buddies were sailing in a storm.
    Why was he not up helping out?



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    I do not believe in any deity or afterlife.
    But I do think Jesus taught some good ways to live together. ie ethics.
     
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    If Jesus has the ability to save the soul of a wretch like me, then I would say that would be a hard days work. Wouldn't label him as a dead beat in my case. Sounds like he has his work cut out with you too... Just thinking.
     
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    He was a carpenter.
     
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    I think the bible says he was the son of a carpenter not that Jesus was?


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    I could be wrong and have been at least 2 times.
     
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    By tradition, he was a carpenter. Since he did not start his ministry till age 30, that must mean that he had been productive for quite a while.

    from the story of Cannae, he was good at weddings. From the story of the sermon on the mount, he was a great caterer, and when his friends had a frustrating night fishing, he found them a better fishing spot, so he must have been a great guide.
     
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    3 little words..... "that must mean "

    Heck he could have been a pimp for 30 years for all we know.

    But he still taught some good ways to live together.
     
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    Mark 6:3 (New International Version)


    "Where did this man get these things?" they asked. "What's this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! 3Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.
     
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    He also taught how to be saved. You will have to ask yourself "Are teachers productive?" If so then are they worthy of their wages?
     
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    Don't get me wrong now. I am all for real Christinas, those striving to live as Jesus taught them.
    Just forget the supreme deity and afterlife stuff.
    If you are correct then there will be salvation for you since Jesus is the way. That is what that really means.

    Live the way not for the rewards later but for the enhancement of all of our lives in the here and now.
     
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    Both, you follow Him each and everyday while here on earth and hope that when your time comes you can be an overcomer of this world and enter into His rest.
     

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