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a reply to: xSYLENTJAYx
The reason why people today are not executed for crimes is because the governments are not doing what they are supposed to.. Romans Ch.13 is clearly speaking of righteous governments that are supposed to carry out the death penalty..
originally posted by: Gemwolf
Homos are bad. It's in the Bible.
Right... There's not much left to be said that hasn't been said on the topic in this thread.
So I'll just leave this here. For those "Christians". Those that love to pick the verses from the Bible to suit their prejudices and ignore the rest... Especially those that fight for "sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman"... Do they even know what those same ancient text say about marriage and what is or isn't allowed?
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If you can't make out the text on the picture, I'll recap:
Marriage variations that are fine according to the old testament:
A man and a woman. Fine.
A man and a several woman and concubines. Fine.
A man and a woman and her slaves. Perfectly fine.
A man and a woman and a woman (and basically any amount of women). No problem whatsoever.
A man and his brother's widow. It's a must!
A man and a virgin woman he raped. Yep. They must get married. How romantic.
A man (soldier) and any female virgin prisoner of war. Absolutely fine.
Male slave and a female slave. The owner of the slave gets to decide who his slaves sleep with.
A woman and a woman. Who knows. Apparently God don't care enough about that to mention them.
A man and a man. Absolutely not. It's an abomination. Death to them!
Looks like it rocked to be a man back in the day... They had it gooooood. That is, a straight, slave-owing man. Otherwise you were screwed. Literally and figuratively.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: Matrixsurvivor
He did not!
originally posted by: xSYLENTJAYx
a reply to: Matrixsurvivor
You can either choose to believe the Bible or not, if you don't believe all of it then why believe any? How do you know it wasn't all corrupted even Jesus words? I never said there was a righteous government on earth, of course it's all ran by Satan, He tempted Jesus in the wilderness and said he would give it all to him if he just worshipped him.. it was a real temptation therefore all the world Is controlled by him.. I am just giving the Biblical answer to the question that was asked for this thread.. if you choose not to believe the Bible then thats your choice.. Romans 13 is giving a guideline for governments to follow, that's all.. why was the death penalty ever instituted in the first place? It was to keep peace on earth, why have any law and order if everything is spiritual? Just the fact that you are quoting from the NIV(non inspired version) shows that you know very little about this topic.. try reading the KJV if you really want to understand what's going on.. the NIV was changed at least 15% from the KJV in order for the translators to get the copyright$.
originally posted by: GailNot
a reply to: milano
You do realize, have an understanding, that you and everyone else who hates God, are living on borrowed time. All of you.
You still breath and have life because he loves you, even if you hate him.
You have no idea do you? You have no idea.