Originally posted by Mike.Ockizard
This reasoning troubles me. Just because you live in a barbaric age doesnt mean you should be destroyed to fix the barbaric system. Not all people
are "bad" because of those that live during the same era. And best I can tell, religion teaches that their god wiped out not just a town or
country, but the entire world. That means even those who lived far from the "wicked ones".
1.Never base your judgements of the ancient past upon societal circumstances of today.
Today, there are 7 billion humans on Earth. During the ancient days when the Almighty walked the Earth, there was hardly a million population then.
2. Much of the historical texts that you based your accusations are from the Hebrew historical Chronicles. The most relevant event when an entire
world was wiped out came from the flood. The barbarism was beyond control. None would head the Almighty's teaching, saved one - Noah. He was the only
one who followed civilisational teachings. Other humans - young and old, were beyond redemption, and thus had to be destroyed before they contaminate
Noah and his family to barbaric existence.
3. As you based your accusations of it, the Sodamm and Gormarrah city destruction event will give you a better understanding of why it was necessary
and the extraordinary circumstances the Almighty was prepared to give up on destroying those cities.
Lot was a devout man, and he prayed for the barbaric humans whom had indulge in all manner of vile vices in those 2 cities to be spared. He even
negotiated with our Creator that should he find a few 'good men', our Creator would spare those cities. It was agreed, but lot reneged and whittle
down to finding 1 'good man' which our Creator even readily agreed.
Unfortunately, none of those citizens - young or old, rich or poor, were prepared to give up on their barbaric existence. And thus, in the end, what
had to be done was done, in order that those innocent in other cities would not be contaminated.
4. Over time, thanks to the work of good men whom increased with population growth around the world, our Creator had stayed his hand, and continued to
send divine teachers to help guide us, for He loved us and was willing to be patient.
Should today the ambassador of China is murdered on public order by the US President, rest assured China will wage war upon USA immediately with
quarter given. In roman times, both secular and monarchial era, should even just one roman get murdered in a non rome town, legions would be sent to
annihilate that town and nation.
The Messiah, sent by our Creator, was publically murdered, but fortunately, the Messiah loved us humanity as much as our Creator, and pleaded Him to
forgive our ancestors for they knew not what they did.
Unlike mortal man, our Creator stayed his hand, but patience do have their limits. How long can humanity, with free will continue to deny Him and His
path for us, but continue to misuse His name and guidance to impose barbarism and enslavement upon the world?
6. As for the sabbath issue, one must UNDERSTAND WHY the reason for the law, in order to comprehend its significance, rather than to use it pettily as
another accusation against Him.
Unlike us this educated present generation, our first ancestors were uneducated and knew not how to progress and evolve. That law was created because
our Creator did not create robots but humans, to live, love and propagate. If our ancestors were to work everyday, there would be no time to live, let
alone progress. More so when many more turned barbaric and ambitious, enslaving others.
That law was the first UNION cannon for mankind, and strictly adhered to so that no mortal king or principalities may play around with mankind.
As long as we can find the time to live, love and propagate sincerely and honestly, then mankind will continue. Unfortunately, looking at today's
corporate enslavement of mankind worldwide, where 24/7 is the working norm to put food on the table with slave wages, that law will be one of many
that we as a society had failed and stand accused for His judgement.
5. I am honoured that there are more today in these times whom are seeking for answers to expunge their ignorances over religion. It is my hope that
more may do so. But more important of all is that they find the time and effort to read up and comprehend religious texts first, then have face to
face fellowship with others, not necessarily in a temple institution, but homes, parks, cafes would be great, to share and exchange and learn. Where 2
or more are gathered in the name of the Messiah, he will be amongst them, as promised by the Messiah.
Knowledge and the truth will set us free....