Followers of the "conscious" community, New Age
movement, Atheists, and followers of other religions and faiths are not
conscious of Jesus Christ and the God of the Holy Bible.
Many run away or turn their head to those of the "Christian" faith because of the violent texts and scriptures that appear in the Bible. It is the dishonesty over portions of the most evil and violent texts that lead many Christians to provide the incorrect responses to many who ask why would God allow such horrible texts to appear within the Bible which was written to be the inherent word of God without error.
Genesis 19:8New International Version (NIV)
8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
Exodus 21:20-21New International Version (NIV)
20 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.
Leviticus 25:44-45New International Version (NIV)
44 “‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.
1 Peter 2:18New International Version (NIV)
18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
Deuteronomy 22:20-21New International Version (NIV)
20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.
Deuteronomy 23:1New International Version (NIV)
Exclusion From the Assembly
23 [a]No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 25:11-12New International Version (NIV)
11 If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, 12 you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
Leviticus 21:18-19New International Version (NIV)
18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand,
Leviticus 20:9New International Version (NIV)
9 “‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.
2 Kings 2:23-24New International Version (NIV)
Elisha Is Jeered
23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.
Psalm 137:9New International Version (NIV)
9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants
and dashes them against the rocks.
New International Version (NIV)
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Common Bad Responses:
1. Hide and concealing the violent scriptures or even going as far as to side and condemn God with the inquiry of the scripture by a non-believer.
2. Calling them errors by the human authors or misreads. Then attacking Greek mythology, Qu'ran, and other ancient historical documents with claims of their errors without any supporting evidence.
The best response:
Tell the individual who has questions about these scriptures that the purpose of the violent texts was condemnation by revealing the human error. These scriptures and others like it allow for a glimpse into our own hearts. We begin to see ourselves on the pages as we read and study them.
We have tendency to demonize those who oppose us or who we call our enemies. The scriptures show even our dark desires to take what's not ours and our addiction with blaming God for all of our own evil actions and destruction.
We have gone as far throughout time to scapegoat those who we see or make as outsiders of our community, network, or circle of friends. Our worst stance has been to excuse our own sin and take a blind eye to our moral failures.
In conclusion, the moral repugnance of the violent texts which also be metaphorically seen on TV, in the music, within our communities, in our own households, and especially social media; has lead us without proper understanding or real self-examination. Instead of attacking God and constantly relying on our own moral compass, we ought to realize the reason for these scriptures are to not justify such behavior and actions, but to challenge us to not do such things ourselves.
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