Genesis 22:2

For this week’s crazy Bible verse I bring you a well-known verse from Genesis that is commonly discussed in church sermons, although not for the reasons any sane parent might expect.  Without further delay, here is Genesis 22:2.

“Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah.  Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.’” – Genesis 22:2

What…the…hell?!?!  If I hear a voice in my head telling me to kill a loved one, hell no!  I’m heading straight to the doctor to get myself checked out.  I’ve been in a church service where the sermon focused on this verse.  The conclusion of the sermon is that we all need to listen to God, even if God’s instructions don’t make sense.  We’re supposed to place God before ourselves and before our family.  No, never going to happen.  No family should be placed below God.  No loving God tells you to kill your child as a test.

Furthermore, why does an all-powerful, all-knowing God who is the supposed creator of all, need to test you?  If He is all-knowing and He created you, then He already knows your faith in Him.  He doesn’t need to give an idiotic test to determine your faith.

It amazes me how people take this verse to heart and nod right along in church.  Are you honestly going to tell me that you would kill your child if God told you to?  You’re either lying, or you’re more dangerous than the hardest core criminal in the prison system.  I feel so sorry for the children who have to grow up in an environment where a parent would kill them if God said so.  Yikes!

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