James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means "sons of thunder"), (Mark 3:17)
Why was James and John called SONS OF THUNDER? Luke tells us when the people of Samaritan did not welcome Jesus, this is what James and John said
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
Notice how James and John said to Jesus does he want them to Command fire to come down from the heaven!. This is a very powerful statement made by his disciples which Jesus himself could not do. The only person who actually did this physically was Elijah.
Elijah replied to the captain of fifty, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty." Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.
(2 Kings 1:10)
(2 Kings 1:10)
It's amazing how the disciples felt offended because Jesus was rejected by the Samaritans, they were willing to destroy and entire village summoning fire from the heavens!. Even though Jesus had rebuked them the fact they made that attempt to try and wipe them off says a lot about making mockery or disrespecting their master.
This obviously game them the title as the SONS OF THUNDER!. What's worse Jesus just made his disciples into demigods. The ancient Greeks believed Zeus to be the god of Thunder!.
Zeus /ˈzʲuːs/ (Ancient Greek: Ζεύς, Zeús, [zdeǔ̯s]; Modern Greek: Δίας, Días [ˈði.as]) was the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the godsof Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with the first element of his Roman equivalent Jupiter.
This gets even worse as from my previous paper I've shown how Yahweh is a pagan god Baal, and if his disciples were the son of the thunder god Zeus what does that tell you? Paganism at its best!!!!