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Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Observationalist
I think it's odd that no one seems to notice that Gods people are below breaking every commandment, as God is writing them. Even after all they had just witnessed.
Originally posted by calstorm
Back when I was still a Christian, I asked those in the position of authority in my church about this. It left them flabbergasted and without response. One person called me a liar and refused to even read the passage. However it had me very troubled.
Even though I no longer believe, I still would like to hear what Christians think of this this.
This is not an attack, just an attempt to deal with something that has been bugging me for several years.
Exodus 32: 9-14
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. 11 And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. 14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by Deetermined
That's not what it says. That's your interpretation.
Are we relying on your interpretation, instead of what it actually says? No wonder I'm not Christian...
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
If I were to look at the world around me, I'd say no covenant will ever be good enough.
It's time for a new strategy.
We will maintain that God does not change His mind, nor is there ever a reason for God to “repent”
(of a person) Cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage.
(of a thing) Give a mistaken impression: "the area may seem to offer nothing of interest, but don't be deceived".
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by NOTurTypical
From the link it says that god didn't change his mind, only Moses convinced him to change his mind. That doesn't make any sense because if Moses convinced him to change his mind, then that means he changed his mind. There's no way around it using that logic.
It also says that god did it to teach Moses a lesson, which is bunch of bologna because god instilled in him righteousness, which means there is no reason for god to teach Moses because he already knew the lesson.
Linking to a clearly biased site is not helping your case out either.
Also, the verse clearly states that god 'repented'. If god did not repent then why does the bible clearly use the word?edit on 9-8-2012 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)edit on 9-8-2012 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)
. . . while your argument may be valid, I was taught growing up the the King James version was the only acceptable version . . .
I'm sure God was using it as a reminder of what He could do, if He chose to.