Thought of the day

Deuteronomy 18:20

But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.”

This wasn’t hard to find. Of course, I could have just used a search engine for nasty biblical passages, but I figured going to Biblegateway.com and searching Deuteronomy or Leviticus at random would yield the desired result. I was right.

Anyway. Remember all these nasty things God told people to do? And recall how people today excuse their particular, cultural sky fairy by saying that certain parts of the Old Testament only reflect the culture at the time? Yeah. God still told people to do awful things. So unless believers want to start arguing for moral relativism – and that’s exactly what they’re doing, whether they admit it/like it or not – then I would suggest they stop with the implicit claims that immoral acts of the past are excusable because they were carried out in a different cultural.

3 Responses

  1. Well impersonating a federal agent carries a pretty stiff penalty, impersonating a messenger of God should be a bit harsher.

  2. The new testament is no better. It calls for everyone to hate family and choose Jesus.

  3. I think it says those very words, Bob.

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