What Jesus did not do during his earthly ministry

From the “correcting common misconceptions” files…

Michael Bird:

Jesus did not cruise around Palestine saying, “Hi, I’m God, the second person of the Trinity, soon I’m going to die on the cross for your sins so you can go to heaven, but until then I’m gonna teach you all how to be good Christians”. That is wildly ahistorical, and yet it might be how many pious Christians read their Gospels.

The rest of Trevin Wax’s interview has some thought-provoking material and is worth reading.