Today’s crazy Bible verse moves away from the recent trend of the penis to slavery. I previously discussed Exodus 21:20-21 where God condoned slavery. Christians love to point out that the Old Testament is no longer valid because Jesus came to wash away our sins. However, the New Testament still condones slavery.
“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.” – 1 Peter 2:18
Having a horrible time as a slave? Is your master working you to near death? Is your master beating you? Don’t worry, God says this is okay, so just keep doing what you’re doing and submit yourself to your master, no matter how evil he is to you.
On top of that, why does a loving God demand that His creations fear Him? I’ve never understood this and will never understand it. A loving God does NOT demand fear. A good parent never requires his/her child to fear him/her. God, again, demonstrates that He is the worst parent in the Universe.