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Dwindling in Unbelief
-Matthew

Matthew: Language

  1. While insulting the Pharisees and Sadducees, John the Baptist calls an entire generation a "generation of vipers." 3:7

  2. Jesus often called people names. One of his favorites was to call his adversaries a "generation of vipers." 12:34

  3. The ever-so-kind Jesus calls the Pharisees "hypocrites, wicked, and adulterous." Why? For asking for some evidence that Jesus is who he claims to be. 16:3-4

  4. When Peter expressed his dismay when Jesus announced his coming death, Jesus said to him "Get thee behind me, Satan" -- a fine way to address his holiness, the first pope! 16:23

  5. Jesus speaks harshly of his disciples when they fail to cast out the devil, saying "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you?" 17:17

  6. Jesus calls his critics fools, hypocrites, serpents, vipers, killers of the prophets, and just about every other name he can think of. 23:13-37