Zingcreed continues with its 11-Post interpretation of the Jesus Seminar’s database of Jesus’s authentic words (i). This is my ‘category 6’, Healing Messages. If you don’t know what this is all about check out the first Post of the sequence “Jesus’s 5200 authentic words” (just left click this link)

Jesus’s 8 authentic healing messages

  1. “For that retort, be on your way, the demon has come out of your daughter.” (Mt 7:29)
  2. “When an unclean spirit leaves a person, it wanders through waterless places in search of a resting place. When it doesn’t find one, it says, ‘I will go back to the home I left.’ It then returns and finds it swept and refurbished. Next, it goes out and brings back seven other spirits more vile than itself, who enter and settle in there. So that person ends up worse off than when he or she started.” (Lk 11:24-26)
  3. (He says to the fellow with the crippled hand) “Get up here in front of everybody. …On the Sabbath day, is it permitted to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”
    (They maintained their silence. And looking right at them with anger, exasperated at their obstinacy, he says to the fellow) “Hold out your hand!”
    (He held it out and his hand was restored.) (Mk 3:1-5)
  4. “Okay – you’re clean!” (And right away the leprosy disappeared, and he was made clean) (Mk1:40-42)
  5. (Jesus says to the paralytic) “Child, your sins are forgiven.”
    ( And Jesus says to the scholars) “Why do you entertain questions about these things? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,’your sins are forgiven,’ or to say,’Get up, pick up your mat and walk’?” (And he got up, picked his mat right up and walked out…) (Mk 2:1-9,12)
  6. “Do you see anything?” (Mk 8:23)
  7. “Tell him (Bartimaeus, the blind beggar) to come over here!”…”What do you want me to do for you?”…”Be on your way, your trust has cured you.”
    (And right away he regained his sight) (Mk 10:46-52)
  8. “Do you want to get well?” (Jesus asks the cripple at the pool side)…”Get up, pick up your mat and start walking around.” (And at once the man recovered.) (John 5:6-8)



(i) Funk, R.W. & the Jesus Seminar “The gospel of Jesus according to the Jesus Seminar” Polebridge press (1999)

Related Zingcreed Posts:
Jesus’s 5200 authentic words
1) the 14 authentic parables
(2) the 15 authentic kingdom statements
(3) preaching – the 15 authentic sermons
(4) 19 authentic instructions to followers
(5) the 17 authentic pearls of wisdom (aphorisms)
(6) the 8 authentic healing messages
(7) Talks to the disciples
(8) the 3 biblical quotations
(9) authentic words of prayer
(10) 20 words about himself
The doubts of Robert Funk of the Jesus Seminar



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