Saturday, 21 January 2012

Christianity: Is It Sugar Coated?

           "For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner—, Romans 3:7 (KJV)



           "Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason." Martin Luther

Does the Biblical Jesus merit the honor bestowed upon him? Unfortunately, preachers, ministers, and clergymen have given us biased, one-sided stories, emphasizing and inflating what they see as positive while subverting or ignoring the negative. Biblical scholarship of the last hundred years has not reached the common man. Instead, we see political ministers and televangelists making absurd biblical claims without anyone calling them accountable. Although over 90 percent of households in America own a Bible, it usually goes unread, or at best sanitized or bowdlerized to what people want it to say.
        Unbeknownst to many Christians, many times the Gospels of the New Testament portray Jesus as vengeful, demeaning, intolerant, and hypocritical. In one section Jesus calls for love of enemies, yet in another to slay them. He tells others to not use hurtful names, yet he called others fools, dogs, and vipers. He calls for honoring parents in one verse, yet demands hate toward family members in another. Some of Jesus' words against his adversaries depict what some would call anti-Semitism. Indeed, the verses of the New Testament have fueled the flames of anti-Jewishness for centuries.
Peace on earth?
Many Christians and non-believers alike extol the virtues of living peacefully, yet the Biblical Jesus makes it abundantly clear that he did not hold to this concept:

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace
 but a sword".-Matthew 10:34
Did Jesus only teach love? 

Luke 14:26  "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."
Matthew 10:35-36  "I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household."
Matthew 10:34  "Think not that I am come to send peace: I came not to send peace but a sword.

Luke 19:27  But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."

Luke 22:36  He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

                                                            
                              Was Jesus completely sinless?
             
Matthew 12:1-4 “At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.  But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

Harvesting on the Sabbath was against God's law, but Jesus breaks that law by harvesting corn to eat. Here Jesus tries to justify his sin by pointing out that David also broke Sabbath laws.  Since David sinned, then it was OK for Jesus to sin, so therefore, he really didn't sin?

Many Christians believe that Jesus represents God, or God sent to earth in human form, or as a component of the Trinity. If people believe this, how many of them realize that the Old Testament gives many examples of God ordering or personally murdering innocent men, women, and children, along with the destruction of cities, buildings, and other religions? The following gives just a few examples:

...the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt...
-Exodus 12:29

Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place”.( Deut12:2)
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass”. I Samuel 15:3

Therefore, if you believe that Jesus equals God in the flesh, then Christ must hold responsibility for the death, destruction, and intolerance practiced throughout the Old Testament.
However, some Christians do not believe in the Trinity or that Jesus equals God but rather that he lived as a flesh and blood man created and sent from God. Unfortunately, this does not dismiss Jesus from his admission towards killing. According to the New Testament, Jesus upholds all the laws of the Old Testament:


Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled-Matthew: 5:17-18

To fulfill all the laws of the prophets means that Jesus must have approved of all the "lawful" atrocities, including Deuteronomy 12:2-3 or the killing of all unbelievers (Deuteronomy 13-5-9), and all the other intolerant laws of the prophets.
Killing appears quite acceptable to Jesus, not only for himself, but as ordered by him (as the nobleman) in this parable:
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me”{ Luke 19:27}

Numbers 31:17-18 " Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." {Pedophilia}


Exodus 32:27-28  "And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men."


Exodus 11:10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.


Notice here that God "hardens" Pharaoh's heart, thus rendering the Pharaoh incapable of complying with God's demands. This gives God an excuse to punish Pharaoh by murdering innocent babies and children.
Joshua 11:20  For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses. 

Deuteronomy 20:10-14:”As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor.  But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town.  When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder.  You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.”
 Judges 5:30:”They must be dividing the spoils they took: there must be a damsel or two for each man, Spoils of dyed cloth as Sisera's spoil, an ornate shawl or two for me in the spoil.
                       What kind of God approves of murder, rape, and slavery?
                                                 
“AND Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel”.{I Chronicles 21:1}

AND  the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say,
  Go, number Israel and Judah.-{II Samuel 24:1}
we have Satan and the Lord as the same entity! Also from the Old Testament we have the revelation of the
 creator of evil:

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”
I know that many  Christians say that they don’t follow old testament but if that is true so then why don’t they tear apart and put old testament in garbage? Why do they keep it attached to New testament? Because that monsterious deity called Jehova is their God the Father.
                                                      

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