reply to post by gladtobehere
Responding to those who say the Bible ripped off other older stories;
Don't forget that Abram was not a Hebrew until he became Abraham. Abraham came out of post Sumerian civilization in Ur (Southern Iraq). The Hebrews
did not become a people until relatively modern times. They were not Israelites until after Jacob.
Before that there was no such thing as a Hebrew. The Bible repeats the stories of old, probably from Sumerian origin. They share the same stories of
The Creation and The Flood. That is why The Epic of Gilgamesh is so similar because it IS the same story, just told differently because the handing
down of the story went to different cultures eventually and the oral tradition and cultural influences interfered with the original.
The Bible is a wonderful book. It is worthy of study. Each book is a book by itself. There are many other books, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, too.
Men put all the different books together under prayers for guidance.
Jesus came as a New Covenant of The God of Israel with His people. The old contract was made null and void and a new contract was established.
Comparing the Old Covenant with the New Covenant is like comparing chalk and cheese. The Message Jesus taught was so alien to the Israelites that they
could not even recognize it.
The LORD of Hosts does not change. Everything that has happened had to happen just as it did happen. The LORD reveals Himself as and when the time is
right. Jesus came along just at the right time for The Gospel to ride on the back of The Roman Empire and spread far and wide. If He had come at any
other time then this would not have been possible.
The Old Testament recounts the History of The LORD'S interaction with humanity. Everyone was a pagan before Abraham, so they lived their lives in
pagan ways. You will not find The LORD condoning any incest, post Abraham. You will not find The LORD condoning violence of any kind, post Jesus.
There is no contradiction, only DEVELOPMENT.
Yes, El Shaddai was very hard in The Old Covenant. HE is The Creator. He painted the picture. It is HIS to do with as HE pleases and we may moan and
complain, but that is all we can do.
All of us here will have to die. We live but a very few short years. Only the lucky ones make it to old age and the end of even their lives will be
not be pleasant!
Critics of The Bible remember you are just a man or woman that time will forget. You will not be remembered in the future. Abraham and Jesus will be
remembered. What does that tell you? You sit on your high horses in vanity thinking you know all the answers, but you do not. You will never convince
me you are wise until you do something as remarkable as Jesus, Paul, Abraham or Isaiah. Can you even solve one of the earth and humanity's problems;
If you study the Bible properly you will not find any contradictions. GOD always said HE would bring a Messiah for all the earth, HE lived up to that
promise big time. Everything was revealed at the time humanity was evolved enough to be able to cope with it. You forget that everyone was living in
darkness and sacrificing their children to pagan gods. Only Israel stood out against all that in History. Every other culture on earth practised human
sacrifice in one form or another; light came to the darkness.
Well I accept both Covenants with mighty YAHOUAH ELOHIM. I AM is a living GOD. He interacts with those who believe in HIM and HIS SON.
Prophesy is even right about the end times, like Revelations states;
"Men will curse GOD".
Well cuss and curse all you like. It will not change anything. You will live and you will die. The LORD endures forever!
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