If Jesus was sinless then why did he curse the fig tree?
Wouldn't that be a sin
- BJLv 72 months agoFavourite 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.
- Anonymous2 months ago
- 2 months ago
Why would it be a sin for Jesus to use a fig tree to make a point for his followers?
- UserLv 72 months ago
What sin is that, exactly?
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- Larry CLv 72 months ago
Because it was in fruit bearing season, and like the unfaithful looked good from a distance but was useless in fact.
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
That was a figurative expression of what National Israel had become.
- ringostarrLv 42 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.
- AlexLv 42 months ago
God cursed the serpent, as well as man when he sinned. Was that wrong?
- JoyaSeeLv 72 months ago
That is not a sin any more than chopping down a tree is a sin.