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July 18, 2019 / By Ireland
Question: I want to make sense of the bible, but I feel confused and don't get it, ...I would like answers from Christians and not athiests and please... So I can understand....thanks for your time! There are parts of it where I think why would a "good God" allow these things: (as quoted from the bible) it seems evil First off the one I don't understand:- Jonah being swollowed by a big fish....how can you survive inside a stomach of a fish?? If I was to try and get in I would suffocate and die! According to Exodus 24:18 40 days and 40 nights would'nt it have taken that time to write commandments that came from he's head rather than from "God"? All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. (Leviticus 20:9) ....so if someone's parent abuses their child....and the child was to rebel then he should be put to death? They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13) If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12) The LORD then gave these further instructions to Moses: 'Tell the people of Israel to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you forever. It helps you to remember that I am the LORD, who makes you holy. Yes, keep the Sabbath day, for it is holy. Anyone who desecrates it must die; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community. Work six days only, but the seventh day must be a day of total rest. I repeat: Because the LORD considers it a holy day, anyone who works on the Sabbath must be put to death.' (Exodus 31:12-15) If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). I have tried to follow every detail in the bible, but it seems impossible, like a when I was in school I got bullied, because I was really religious I allowed the bully to make fun of me and hit me, now because of that bully the scars are still there because I was scared to hit him.... You can't lie, but being truthful can put you in danger sometimes or hurt others or make others judge you in a way that hurts you mentally or even physically! You cannot look at a woman and think "ooh she's gorgeous" is that true? isn't that just human nature to find a girl attractive? Why are you considered evil and wicked if you do nothing to hurt anyone or anything and willing to accept Jesus Christ and God? I hope someone can help me...thanks!
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Elenora Elenora | 2 days ago
The quickest way to make sense of the Bible is to realise why it is divided into two sections; the Old Testament, and the New Testament. "Testament" is an old-fashioned word for "Covenant". (Think, "Last Will and Testament" which is a legally binding document saying what is to be done.) The Old Testament is all about the covenant God made with a tiny nation, 4,000 years ago. That nation became known as Israel. It shows how God promised Israel's forefather (Abraham) that He would make a nation out of his descendants, and that all nations of the earth would be blessed through him. The OT is the story of that chosen nation of Israel. If you are not a Jewish person, you are not in that covenant. Everything in the OT needs to be weighed up as addressed to people in covenant relationship with Yahweh, that covenant enacted via Moses. If you are not Jewish, you cannot apply those laws to yourself. The New Testament began to be written nearly 500 years after the Old Testament was completed. It showed how the Messiah (promised in the OT) came in the person of Jesus Christ and how He fulfilled the Old Covenant law perfectly. Having fulfilled it, He could then become the perfect, once-for-all-time sacrifice for our sins. Jesus invited His followers in to the New Covenant, in His shed blood. This is a Covenant for a kingdom, but a heavenly kingdom. Gentiles and Jews are invited into it, so all nations are being blessed through this, as the OT promised. That is why Jesus explained the deep meaning of the OT laws with pointing out that you could avoid physical adultery whilst still commiting mental adultery and thus violating the principle of God's law. Jesus took the law to a new level, exposing our hearts as being corrupt. But God, in His love for us, has given us the remedy for our corrupt hearts - a new heart! Through faith in Christ, we can be pardoned and brought to spiritual life. That's what the NT is all about - coming to spiritual life even though you are a Gentile. Please cut through all the clutter and approach the Bible afresh, with this realisation and may God bless your endeavours to understand. The Holy Spirit is given to those earnestly seeking, to give understanding.
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First - If you are trying to be righteous by following the law, you are under a curse. Nobody is made righteous by following the law. Galatians 3:10-11 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law." (11) Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith." Second - About the bullying. Jesus wasn't a soft wimp. Yes, he asked us to forgive others, and turn the other cheek. He also whipped people, overturned their temple tables, and was quite offensive on purpose. The apostle Paul was drug outside of the city, stoned and left for dead. He got back up and went inside the city and preached some more. He didn't let bullies keep him from doing what needed to be done. I was picked on a lot as a kid.I don't think about that stuff anymore. I know God loves me regardless of what others think or say. That realization changed me. Here are the answers to some of your questions: Jonah - Normally, nobody can survive inside a fish. Is anything too hard for God? Exodus 24:18. Yes, 40 days is a long time. Search for all "forty" and you will start to see a pattern. 40 days often has to do with trials and cleansing. There are other number patterns in the Bible as well. The numbers 3, 6, and 7 come up a lot. It's interesting to see the patterns. Leviticus 20:9. Please look at Deuteronomy 21:18-21 for more details on how this law is put into practice. This isn't just a youth that is slamming doors and stuff. This is a youth bent on destruction capable of harming the community. The parent's own desire to protect their son should be a buffer against abusing the law. The second protection is that the elders have to agree that the son should be punished by death. Some people today claim our current laws are superior, but keep in mind that any unborn child can be killed today who's only crime is that nobody loves him or her. Deuteronomy 22:28-29 - Please look at all of the laws regarding rape. Please look into the society of that time as well. If a woman was raped at that time, she would be doomed to a life of poverty, because no man would desire to marry her. Normally, the rapist was killed, but if the woman was not married or engaged, the rapist was spared. The reason was that he had to take care of the victim. If there was another way she could be provided for, the father could refuse the "marriage". Forget religion. It doesn't work. Get Jesus in your life - www.GodLovesTheWorld.com
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Ashlyn Ashlyn
The answer to all your question are found in John 1:17-18, John 5:37, John 4:21-22, John 3:14 and Rev 12:9 and finally in John 3:19-21. If you can understand what Jesus is saying the "Darkness" is, in John 3:19-21, then maybe you will understand why the God Moses worshiped in that mountain and the Pharisees honored with a temple and throne in Jerusalem lived in "Thick Darkness", in Exodus 20:21. You won't believe it is true, but this is what Jesus came to tell them that sit in darkness, Satan has deceived the whole world. Revelation 13 has already happened, it began in about the year 1200 BC. and Satan's 42 generations was over the day the Spirit of the Christ was born into the world as spoken in Matthew 1:17 (14+14+14=42 also known as forty and two months) I live a life just as you describe, but remember they hated Jesus too, and they crucified him for telling the truth. You will never have anything in this world, but if you endure until you die you will be rewarded greatly, but if you are anything like me, you do good things because that how you feel in your heart, you do them because you love your heavenly Father, and His love is reward enough. .
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Zidkijah Zidkijah
Well, most were given to Israel. And were far more sever sins than what it seems by the generalization you show here. However, your calling Deuteronomy 22:28-29 "rape" is totally FALSE. It does not say rape, that is your words to mislead. That is not what the text is saying at ALL. It is talking of a young unmarried couple of LOVERS who are caught. not a rape at all. In fact if you would bother to read Deuteronomy 22:25 you would see what happens in the case of rape. The man is stoned to death. the woman nothing is done to her. Jesus is pointing out that No one can live and be saved by the law. We can not follow every detail of the LAW. Jesus is the only person that has ever followed every detail of the law down to the letter of the law. Because it is the nature of the flesh to look and be lustful. That is why we need Christ Jesus
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Sloane Sloane
If I were you, I'd concentrate on the New Testament rather than the old. Not saying that the Old Testament isn't important. It is the basis of early Christianity. Plus, things happen in this world that can't be explained also. Plus, God is not that hard to figure out. He came down from Heaven, became man who is His Son, Jesus, so that we can be reconciled with God. Jesus died on the cross for our Salvation, so we can have eternal life and our sins be forgiven. Plus, if you want to know about the Bible, I suggest a Bible study from a Church that knows. Say, the Catholic Church that has been represented by Jesus for 2,000 years. Let me say this too. They believe in the Holy Trinity, every Sunday, their Mass celebrates Jesus and they worship Him. They do not worship idols, do not consider the Virgin Mary equal to God, and more. And more importantly they are NOT a cult. Just thought I'd throw that in. ;]
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Sloane Originally Answered: Is the reason that believers don't question the Bible because there is really no way TO question it?
The Roman Emperor Constantine produced the bible and he was a pagan not god!!! He also organized Christianity into the Holly Roman Catholic Church!! Not in Israel or any of the countries of supposed origin but entirely Italian!! Not one word of it is contemporary with the period and was not written until many years after the period the story is set in!! What a wonder full disinformation and deception campaign he waged against his Christian enemies - so good in fact that Christians are still following the deception to this day!!!

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