originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Answer
All of the metered text is true, which is 99.99% of the modern bible (Mark 16:9-20 doesnt belong in the bible there are a few other snippets like
this). I take most of the text literally, and some of it symbolic when symbolism is employed. Sometimes the bible combines symbolism and literalism
for a specific interpretation to show the irony in certain Satanic conspiracies.
Are these statements and verses true?
"However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident
foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent
inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way." (Leviticus 25:44-46
"If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. If
he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year. But if he was married before he became
a slave, then his wife will be freed with him. If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will
be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master. But the slave may plainly declare, 'I love my master, my
wife, and my children. I would rather not go free.' If he does this, his master must present him before God. Then his master must take him to the
door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl. After that, the slave will belong to his master forever." (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)
"When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought
her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.
And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.
If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in
any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment." (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)
"When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave
survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property." (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)
"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ." (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)
"Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a
Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach
these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them." (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)
"As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the
people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your
God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may
enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you." (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)
"If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the
young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her." (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)
"If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and
there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors
wife" (Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives."
(Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
"If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death." (Leviticus 20:10 NLT)
"A priest's daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death." (Leviticus
"They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord,
the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman." (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)
"But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the
girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her
unchasteness in her father's house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst." (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)
"Meanwhile, the LORD instructed one of the group of prophets to say to another man, "Strike me!" But the man refused to strike the prophet. Then
the prophet told him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, a lion will kill you as soon as you leave me." And sure enough, when he
had gone, a lion attacked and killed him." (1 Kings 20:35-36 NLT)
I could keep going. Verses like these are why so many people have trouble accepting the Bible as the "unwavering word of god." If those verses
accurately describe god's wishes, I sure as hell don't want to associate with him.