Saturday, December 17, 2016

Day 11- Matthew 4:12 JESUS sends angels to John the Baptist

King James Version Mathew 4:12

Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee.

Joseph Smith Translation

And now Jesus knew that John was cast into prison, and he sent angels, and behold, they came and ministered unto him. And Jesus departed into Galilee;

1. JESUS did not "hear" that John was in prison, JESUS knew. JESUS knows all things. HE is smarter than all of the rest of us put together.

2. JESUS sent heavenly messengers to comfort and minister to John, instead of apparently doing nothing like whoever changed the original manuscript would like us to believe. JESUS is a GOD of action and will do whatever HE can, short of violating free agency to help those who help HIM.

3. CHRIST did not run off to Galilee to avoid prison himself like the KJV makes it possibly appear. JESUS is fearless. After seeing to his servant's relief, HE went where he planned to go all along.

4. JESUS does not rescue John from prison...that one you need to work out on your own.