I've been around awhile and have read a lot of inaccurate and slanderous information about the Bible on this form. It seems there is an unending
attack on God's word from all quarters, not the least being so-called followers of it, who twist it to no end. Of course, without a doubt, a lot of
dabblers in the occult have been mislead into believing lies about it and happily spread lies as well about it. We can really go on for hours about
all of the inaccurate, and slanderous things that have been said about it, mostly from uninformed and prejudiced people, sometimes from people who
intentionally lie. Whatever the case a lot of misinformation is out there.
Anyway I thought I'd make this post to point out a few major blunders people have when reading the Bible and judging God.
(ETA: Well, really most these people have never read the Bible, they usually rely on what other uniformed people, who may sound intelligent say).
The first misconception is that Jehovah God, the Father and Creator of his only-begotten son, and first creation (by means of whom he created all
other things both seen and unseen) put Jesus to death. That he was the one that sacrificed as if he was evil.
But that is not what the Bible teaches. It is very clear that from the very beginning when Jesus was born Satan the Devil was trying to destroy
Jesus. For example, when Satan sent a star to some magi, or astrologers from Persia and lead them to Herod the Great, it was for the purpose of
having the infant Jesus put to death. And indeed, that star lead to the death of all the children under 2 years of age (the age Herod surmised Jesus
must have been, when these wise men arrived with him.)
Notice they did not go to a manger to see a baby Jesus, and they were not lead by God. God desists astrology and magic. But we digress, you can see
how false lies about the Bible are very commonly believing, even in something as simple as this story though, so it leaves a good point.
It was God himself who had to warn Joseph (Jesus' step-father) in a dream to run away so that Jesus was not put to death.
And several other occasions, documented in the Bible, Jesus escapes attempts on his life, usually by wicked religious leaders (no doubt spurred on by
Satan.) The scripture always reveals that Jesus escaped, because he knew his time to die had not yet come:
(John 7:30) 30 Hence they began seeking to get hold of him, but no one laid a hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.
(John 8:20) These sayings he spoke in the treasury as he was teaching in the temple. But no one laid hold of him, because his hour had not yet come.
You get the point. what happened when the time had come for Jesus to die? Jehovah did not put him to death. Jesus merely stopped evading the
attempts of is enemies to murder him, and allowed himself to be murdered at the hands of the wicked disgusting religious leaders of the Jews, and the
weak-minded fools who lead the Romans there in Jerusalem at the time. These all banded together, lead by Satan the Devil to destroy Jesus.
Well that is one lie cleared up. Many blame Jehovah for something that Satan did. And they do this over and over.
Another glaring example is that of calling God bloodthirsty for waging righteous warfare against incorrigible people. Yet the Bible teaches us that
God would rather show mercy upon wicked people, and he desires to put no one to death. For example, Jehovah himself says:
(Ezekiel 33:11) . . .“As I am alive,” is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, “I take delight, not in the death of the wicked one,
but in that someone wicked turns back from his way and actually keeps living. . . .
In fact, the Bible tells of a future war it names Armageddon. There Jehovah will fight against wicked mankind and destroy all who oppose him.
But notice, he does not want to fight that war. In fact the reason why that day has not yet come, Jehovah himself tells us:
(2 Peter 3:9) Jehovah is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with YOU because he does not desire any
to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance.
Notice his patience with this wicked disgusting system of things has nothing to do with being slow, rather he is patient because he would prefer that
all repent of their bad ways.
In any event, if you read Bible prophecy you will discern that God himself does not instigate the battle of Armageddon. Rather he has foretold that
Satan the Devil and his demons will gather all mankind together to attack Jehovah's people. And in order for them to not be eliminated from off the
surface of the earth, God will have to act to defend his people, and sanctify his name before the nations.
So far from being the bloodthirsty God, he is a patient God, and Armageddon itself is a defensive maneuver on his part to protect his meek and
innocent, and defenseless servants who are alive on earth. Satan is the bloodthirsty tyrant who plans on murdering all the innocent people he can.
Yet many people here will continue to degrade and slander Jehovah God, even after knowing these facts. Others are really clueless as to the true
nature of these things.
God is not an aloof, angry, or evil person. He created life because of love. Why not get to know the real God? You might really be surprised as to
what you will find.
He does not burn people like false religionists who defame and slander him claim. Jehovah himself said that the idea of burning people has never even
entered into his heart:
Jeremiah 7:31) And they have built the high places of To′pheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hin′nom, in order to burn their sons and
their daughters in the fire, a thing that I had not commanded and that had not come up into my heart.’
And he does not harm anyone with anything wicked. For nothing bad comes from him. He does not cause people's death. He does not torture people, he
is not the cause of badness that you see:
(James 1:13) . . .When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried nor does he himself
(Acts 17:24-31) . . .The God that made the world and all the things in it, being, as this One is, Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in
handmade temples, 25 neither is he attended to by human hands as if he needed anything, because he himself gives to all [persons] life and breath
and all things. 26 And he made out of one [man] every nation of men, to dwell upon the entire surface of the earth, and he decreed the appointed
times and the set limits of the dwelling of [men], 27 for them to seek God, if they might grope for him and really find him, although, in fact, he
is not far off from each one of us. 28 For by him we have life and move and exist, even as certain ones of the poets among YOU have said, ‘For we
are also his progeny.’ 29 “Seeing, therefore, that we are the progeny of God, we ought not to imagine that the Divine Being is like gold or
silver or stone, like something sculptured by the art and contrivance of man. 30 True, God has overlooked the times of such ignorance, yet now he is
telling mankind that they should all everywhere repent. 31 Because he has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in
righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead.”
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