Sounds like your Mum is concerned for your soul. Are you saying thats a bad thing? Though it does sound like she may be a little over zealous but as
it is family I can understand her passion.
It is a common trap for newer Christians to fall in to. Christianity teaches that the Spirit leads people to Jesus not words of Christians. The book
of Romans deals with that issue
Jesus is God, yes he is the God of the Old Testament as well. The Imago Dei, literary the Image of God. When Christians worship YHWH or Jesus they are
worshipping the same God. You imply they are different but that is wrong.
You imply God is not just. Do you believe that if you drink drive and are caught by the police you should be let go free and unpunished? Punishment is
The outcome for sin is death, thats the rule. You dont have to accept the rule but that is the rule never the less.
The Old Testament is brutal and violent, you havnt even scratched the surface with the few violent acts listed. God is a destroyer of sin. Sin needs
to be punished. That God is Terrible is not denied in scripture www.angelfire.com...
You say God encourages those acts, not entirely true. All those acts are outcomes based on judgement.
Thats a big difference
and as for Ezekiel eating faeces or whoever. I might like a little evidence as I have read Zeke and not seen that part. Cooking on them yeah, but
The point of the WHOLE Old Testament is to show that the world is stuffed, that humanity on their own will become no more than animals. That
destruction and violence are the natural order of existence without God.
Hence the New Testament , hence Jesus
Now, Jesus a love and peace type guy.
No, he is not. Jesus is a Judge. Jesus taught love and peace to His followers, that doesnt mean he isnt a just Judge who will administer sentences. As
for a tree, cmon its a tree.
And the Canaanite daughter was healed. Simple facts need to be correct.
Jesus didnt do away with the law, if you think he did then you are wrong. The law still stands, though through Jesus we are not going to be judged by
the law that exists for humanity. Christians through Jesus are free through Christs sacrifice in the law.
There are a lot of wishy washy Christians who teach a watered down gospel based on nice warm feelings, but the Gospel doesnt teach everything is good
Jesus didnt lie, you miss understood. Just as you miss understood the poo eating or the Canaanite daughter not being healed. Its just wrong
Flesh and blood are eaten literally? What a croc of crap. Jesus was eating bread and drinking wine at the time. They were symbols.
Its clever to have an opinion but silly to have an opinion based on others understandings. Go read the bible, not "evil bible". That is biased,
common sense please.
Do I think I am going to heaven? You find one verse to question my belief. One verse that through your ignorance to the Word of God you use to cause
Well here is another verse from Luke
16:13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You
cannot serve both God and money.”
Substitute money for friends and family and you will see the word hate in context. The word hate doesnt imply what you want it to imply.
You have completely missed the truth of the Gospel of Jesus.