[quote=gelsbern]I am new to the forums, and I read time and again posts by many who are either anti-catholic, or interested in catholic beliefs, that such and such was not in the Bible. From the falls of Jesus during His passion, to Mary’s assumption, it’s “Where is that in the Bible?”
If we go from that point of view, then that means, Jesus only ate a few times, even if inferred. The wedding feast of Cana, The feeding of the multitude and the last supper, since it’s not in the Bible that he ate any other time, and if we go by “sola scriptura” then that means in 33 years, Jesus hardly ate, and that means his fast in the wilderness was nothing extraordinary.
Jesus would have been smelly too, since he never bathed, it’s not in the Bible, in fact in the Bible the only thing we ever read that got washed was His feet.
Finally, poor Jesus must have suffered from some rare form of constipation, although since he hardly ate, he didn’t have to go to the bathroom much, but since it’s not in the Bible well it must have never happened.
How many other things happened that didn’t make it into the Bible? Well we don’t know everything, but thanks to the Church tradition we know of a lot of things that happened during the life of Christ and during his passion that simply weren’t written down by the Apostles. Does it really mean that if it isn’t in the Bible, it didn’t happen? Hardly. Is everything you have ever done been recorded? That time you skipped a rock 4 times across the lake? The night you ate a whole pizza by yourself? Since it’s not recorded does that mean it didn’t happen?
It’s time to stop this ridiculous “It’s not in the Bible” stuff, because it doesn’t mean anything. The Catholic Church has taught it and everyone at one time believed it, that includes the Lutherans, Baptists, Methodist, etc… they at one time believed it until they decided that they knew more than the Apostles who founded the Church and began rejecting the teachings. “It’s not in the Bible” is a lame argument.
Hi Gilsbern, I can at least answer why you only read about Jesus eating three times in scripture. If you look in John 4 vs 31-34. Jesus said He had food to eat that no one knew about. My food,Jesus said is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. I hope this answers part of your question. As far as bathrooms I believe they didnt exist at the time. :rolleyes: Jesus didnt need to bathe because he was clean. He is the one that washes us. God Bless