Testing of the Truth?


In the Bible, the people who believed Jesus did not test him, rather only those who did not believe Jesus did. They tried to find many ways to trap Him in his own words. 


Deuteronomy 6:16 Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.


Acts 5:9 Peter said to her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also."


1 Corinthians 10:9 We should not test the Lord, as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.


Matthew 22:15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.


Matthew 21:24-26 Jesus replied, "I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John's baptism--where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or from men?" They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, `From heaven,' he will ask, `Then why didn't you believe him?' But if we say, `From men'--we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet."


Matthew 22:34-40 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " `Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."


Matthew 22:41-46 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?"


    "The son of David," they replied.


    He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him `Lord'? For he says,


    " `The Lord said to my Lord:


    "Sit at my right hand

    until I put your enemies

    under your feet." `


If then David calls him `Lord,' how can he be his son?" No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.