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It seems like you are the one treating atheism like a religion
Originally posted by godlover25
reply to post by namine
I believe both the verses you just mentioned are allegorical, not literal,
The servant being beaten with many blows is talking about people who know the Gospel and refuse them getting more of a punishment in there hereafter, as opposed to people who did not know the Gospels not being punished as severely (or not at all) for something they did not know or understand.
And as I stated in OP and multiple people have stated since, you must know the context of Ancient Israel, Mosaic Laws and why they were set in place, and how Christ fulfilled certain aspects of the Law and supplemented the Law with the New Covenant.
Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened unto you.
Originally posted by ManFromEurope
Originally posted by NihilistSanta
reply to post by ManFromEurope
I agree with the OP here although I would not have left out the OT. People do not understand the context they just quote any instance of violence, which does not equate to evil. Violence is the method but God is the only one who can judge and all of his judgments are righteous.
So.. Are you able to explain the context of this "kill every man who lies with a man like with a woman" - anti-homosexual thing? Care to explain?
Because this sounds like something a homophobic, but himself homosexual priest in old times would have written in the bible, if he could and no one looked at that moment. In my view, there is no incentive to kill someone just because he is a homosexual - right? Therefore, there must be more to this or the bible is stupidly wrong.
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by godlover25
"Whoever curses father or mother shall die" (Mark 7:10)
4 For God said, 'Honor your father and mother and Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
5 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,'
6 he is not to 'honor his father with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
7You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
Here, Jesus is clearly ticked that people aren't stoning rebelious kids anymore.
47"That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows.
It was okay to beat your slave to death, as long as didn't suffer longer that 3 days.
"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Swords don't kill people, people kill people!
edit on 14-11-2012 by windword because: (no reason given)