Jesus was the only perfect human on this earth.. don't you know that?
Therefore, none of his followers could live up to his standard. Yes, they were transfigured by the holy spirit but were still human and still
How else could you explain the conflict between the disciples?
I've found that when it appears that one of the disciples and Jesus are not in total agreement, then I am going with Jesus.
For example, James says faith without work is dead,
James 2:14-26King James Version (KJV)
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the
body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
but Paul says that faith alone is required: Ephesians 2:8
Salvation is by grace through faith alone, not as a result of good works, so that God alone gets the glory.
Jesus says to clothe the poor, visit the widows, feed the hungry:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go
unto my Father.
I'm going with Jesus.
This slight discrepancy doesn't cause me to disbelieve the Bible in the slightest but rather shows me that the disciples were humans, not infallable
edit on 26-11-2016 by zosimov because: (no reason given)