So one day I was in church and the sermon, can’t remember by who, was about one of the many questions Jesus asked his disciples. I can’t even remember the question in question (see what I did there?} But the preacher said that it would be interesting to do a study on all the questions Jesus asked in the gospels.
I just let it slide, but it stayed at the back of my mind. Until this week. I started playing around with ChatGPT and decided to use it to do the research.
My first question was how many questions did Jesus ask. At this point I’ll just copy paste the responses I got.
How many questions did Jesus ask in the gospels?
According to my research, Jesus asks a total of 113 questions in the four gospels of the New Testament. This includes both questions that Jesus asks of others and questions that are directed towards him. Many of these questions are designed to challenge the thinking of those around him, to reveal deeper truths, or to encourage contemplation and reflection.
The ones Jesus asked of others
- “Who do people say that I am?” (Mark 8:27)
- “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29)
- “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.” (Mark 10:18)
- “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51)
- “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” (Matthew 9:28)
- “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38)
- “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” (John 9:35)
- “Do you want to be healed?” (John 5:6)
- “Do you believe in the Son of God?” (John 9:35)
- “Why do you question this in your hearts?” (Luke 5:22)
- “Why do you think evil in your hearts?” (Matthew 9:4)
- “Do you not yet understand?” (Matthew 15:16)
- “Why are you afraid?” (Matthew 8:26)
- “Do you not see or understand?” (Mark 8:17)
- “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46)
- “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” (Mark 4:40)
- “Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6)
- “Do you want to go away as well?” (John 6:67)
- “Why do you not understand what I say?” (John 8:43)
- “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?” (John 14:10)
And it did this in seconds.
In the next few posts, I’ll use ChatGPT to chambua (elaborately examine) each of these questions. I’m not about to get into arguments over whether these are the only questions or if there were more. I must tell you however, that when I tried this yesterday, the questions were 19 and today they are 20.
This just provoked my thoughts…. Looking forward to the next one
Great read! 👍🏾
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