If Jesus was sinless then why did he curse the fig tree?

Wouldn't that be a sin

10 Answers

  • BJ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Jesus used the fig tree to illustrate the bad spiritual state of the nation.

    While traveling from Bethany to Jerusalem four days before his death, he saw a fig tree that had abundant leaves but no fruit whatsoever.

    Since the early figs appear along with the leaves and sometimes even before the leaves develop the tree’s lack of fruit showed that it was worthless. Mark 11:13, 14.

    Like the unproductive fig tree that looked healthy, the Jewish nation had a deceptive outward appearance.

     it had not produced godly fruitage, and it finally rejected God’s own Son.

    Jesus cursed the sterile fig tree, and on the following day, the disciples noticed that it had already withered.

     That dried-up tree aptly signified God’s forthcoming rejection of the Jews as his chosen people.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It figured....................

  • 2 months ago

    Why would it be a sin for Jesus to use a fig tree to make a point for his followers?

  • User
    Lv 7
    2 months ago


    What sin is that, exactly?

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  • 2 months ago

    Because it was in fruit bearing season, and like the unfaithful looked good from a distance but was useless in fact.

  • 2 months ago

    That was a figurative expression of what National Israel had become.

  • 2 months ago

    Cause the figtree had no figs

  • 2 months ago

    It wasn't a sin.  A person can better comprehend the Infinite Mysteries of God by reciting daily and with care 7 Hail Marys, one each while meditating on each of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary.  Further information about this devotion is available online.

  • Alex
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    God cursed the serpent, as well as man when he sinned. Was that wrong?

  • 2 months ago

    That is not a sin any more than chopping down a tree is a sin.

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