In the New Testament Apocrypha, books not deemed sacredly inspired by most Christian faiths, but still used by some, there are stories of Jesus killing many people, one after the other, when he was a child.
The Gospel of Thomas, translated from the Greek, details stories of Jesus’ childhood before he made his famous trek to the temple at the age of 12.
Reading the Gospel of Thomas, one doesn’t wonder long why it was stricken from the official version of the New Testament: children can be cruel, and the Savior was no exception.
According to this gospel, when Jesus was five, he “withered” a kid who broke a small dirt dam that he had made after a rainstorm.
At the same age, another kid running somewhere accidentally collided with Jesus, who killed him instantly, saying, “Thou shalt not finish thy course.”
At one point, his father, Joseph, was so despairing about the string of victims that he commanded his wife Mary, “Let him not forth without the door, for they all die that provoke him to wrath!”
Jesus calmed down with age and reportedly healed and resurrected more people than he supposedly killed.
Even in the official New Testament Bible, though, Jesus wasn’t above doing some tree smiting when his temper flared.
In Mark, chapter 11, Jesus was walking along and became very hungry.
He came upon a fig tree that was in off season and so was bearing no fruit. He cursed it and went on his way.
When the disciples came back by later, they saw the withered tree and questioned Jesus about why he had cursed the thing.
Jesus changed the subject and talked about faith moving mountains.