Originally posted by jmdewey60
Marcion was not Gnostic or antisemitic. He just did not see the OT version of God being accurately portrayed as YHWH.
Thanks, Marcion on wiki was a good reading. Helped expanded my research. From my own opinion when I first read the Bible whole some years ago
without consulting Christians, OT was incompatible in many regards to the Gospel of Jesus. And if the Gospel was the 'baseline' of morality, would
make many OT text evil by comparison.
I was reading from another research with the Book of Enoch (which is fully compatible with teachings of Jesus) by another researcher to conclude that
the OT God(s) was some of the fallen angels. I can't help it but agree.
In the Book of Enoch, which tells the Pre-Deluvian scenario, bloodshed committed was that of the fallen angels and their offsprings, and eventually
The book also tells that you can actually sin against animals, not just through bestiality but can be through killing, abuse, etc. Did not sanction
animal sacrifice even though the Book included Abel and Cain. So it could have been a different story altogether. The only entity(s) that favored
bloodshed including animals are the fallen angels. Before the fall, we were all vegetarian and nobody did animal sacrifices.
Malachi 3:6 "For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So before the fall of man, God did not sanction animal sacrifice(a hint in the OT), why would He after the fall?? Jesus is in the Book of Enoch.
Come Jesus, He abolished animal sacrifice and cleared the temple of such animals to be sacrificed for sale. Clearly Jesus' Father is the same God in
the Book of Enoch. The bloody God who promised worldly blessings in the OT is not the same God, Jesus calls Father who promises the opposite.
The God of the OT who promises men worldly riches is probably the same entity that promised Jesus kingdoms and riches. Jesus promised the cross, the
God in the Book of Enoch although did not mention cross but promised persecution, even death, and utter rejection by the world. It's on the same
page with Jesus. The rationale for this extreme practice is that after the fall, returning back to our roots, living off the land as an animal would
has become taboo, and telling others to do the same is asking for your death sentence as it endangers the corrupt economic system. Living off this
worldly system is not apart from promoting injustice, inequality, and oppression that sustains the system. If you are in this system, you are part of
the atrocities they commit whether you know it or not.