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  one who is striking at the root."
- Henry David Thoreau
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Often what is NOT instructed rises almost to the level of what IS instructed.

What Jesus Did NOT Instruct Us to Do
Updated: 05/23/2021

The premise is that IF Jesus expected or even anticipated anything like modern Christendom or the Christian church and its practices, he would have given us instructions concerning the various aspects. But not a word! He didn't urge his followers to:

  1. Develop a New Testament
  2. Develop new prophets
  3. Continue to observe the Sabbath holidays
  4. Feature the Ten Commandments as foundation
  5. Focus on behaving according to the Decalogue
  6. Build churches, temples or cathedrals
  7. Develop or elect religious leaders or clergy
  8. Develop religious organizations
  9. Give more offerings
  10. Faithfully attend the religious services
  11. Pray more
  12. Fast more
  13. Study  and learn the scriptures better
  14. Become celibate
  15. Get married
  16. Develop sacraments, rites and ceremonies
  17. Develop liturgy
  18. Develop sacred music
  19. Develop sacred art
  20. Carve or sculpt more religious statues
  21. Give children a Christian education
  22. Develop evangelistic programs
  23. Develop missionary outreach programs
  24. Become socially or culturally involved
  25. Become politically involved

170 significant areas of life NOT addressed: Why Jesus Didn't Say

A VERY important question to ask: If Jesus knew or expected his followers to live out their normal lifetimes for centuries or millennia in the future, why did he NOT say ANYTHING about these two dozen facets of Christendom or the more than a hundred important aspects of life listed in the link above? In the face of him advising his followers to carry weapons (See: Preparing for Trouble) at that time after his departure, couldn't he have forestalled much confusion, angst and disagreement in the community of his followers by giving us his insightful advice on many more such matters that affect the Christian experience and the sustenance and quality of life?

What Jesus Did Advise

Well then, what WAS his focus, subject, and overriding concern? What did he have to say that was so important as to make all these other issues unworthy of counsel? See: What to Do, Understanding God, Jesus on Unity

[*]  1300+ years in the revised chronology

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