The Gospel According to Ishtar


Please finish this fictional gospel account with how you think Jesus might have responded were this a real situation. This is not so much for fun as to really try to understand how Jesus might act towards those not of the “Judeo-Christian” faith:

**151 And then it came to pass that Jesus with the twelve entered unto the Greek city of Pella. The apostle James went in search for lodging as Jesus and the remaining apostles roamed the streets. 2 Jesus and the others stopped at the market, purchased wine, fish, bread and figs, and stored them away for the evening meal. James then ran into the market. 3 James spoke of two men, neither Jew nor Greek, who were from lands far away, and who claimed to be niether Roman, Greek nor Scythian. James told Jesus and the twelve about stories of multiple gods and physical rebirth after death and other nonsense. James spoke of the devilry in that they refused to acknowledge the God of Israel. 5 Jesus looked at James and said unto him, “Bring me before these men, that I may speak with them.” 6 And so James led Jesus along with two apostles, Peter and Bartholemew, towards the inn where James had seen the two men. 7 Before reaching the inn, and while yet on the road, Jesus and the accompanying apostles came upon the two foreigners. The two were on the ground and placing ointments and balms upon the wounds of an old man attacked by thieves. 8 Jesus and the three apostles, along with a large crowd of people, surrounded the the two foreigners and the old man. 9 The two men, unaware of the growing crowd, lifted their arms up to heaven and mumbled aloud strange prayers to false gods. Jesus then turned to the crowd and to the apostles. 10 He pointed one hand to the two foreigners and another hand to heaven and said unto the crowd concerning the two men, …11 …12…13…14…15 **

**(complete verses 10-15) **

  • (Gospel of Ishtar 15.1-15)


I wouldn’t want to put new words into Jesus’s mouth but I think the following words from Matthews Gospel are likely possiblities of the kinds of things Jesus might say. “I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the kingdom of heaven, but the children of the kingdom will be driven out into the outer darkness, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
"Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, 10 but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. I have to add that I don’t think Jesus would go out of his way to track down the two men from far away. As he indicates elsewhere, His mission during his life was to the people of Israel, unless a foreigner actually tracked him down seeking his help.

Interesting situation though…




Well yeah, if you don’t feel comfortable putting words in Jesus’ mouth, then don’t. I come from an English Lit. background, so I’m used to Medieval and other types of literature in which well-known religious figures say things that may not be completely Scriptural. In any case, I’m just wondering what Jesus might say. The one posted response is interesting :slight_smile:

By the way, Pella was an ancient city along the Jordan River; and it existed during Jesus’ time. Sorry if I gave the wrong impression that I was referring to the Macedonian capital of Alexander’s times. :cool:


Is this a setup for introducing Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman into a low-grade $40 million remake of The Worst Story Ever Filmed?


Peace in Christ…Salmon


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