Deuteronomy – Chapter 29: Renewal of the Covenant

So Deuteronomy 28 was one fucked up chapter.  Parents were eating their children.  Mothers were eating the afterbirth.  Fucked…up.  Let’s take a dive into Deuteronomy 29 to see if it follows the same theme or switches topics.

“Your eyes have seen all that the Lord did in Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his officials and to all his land.  With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those signs and great wonders.” – Deuteronomy 29:2-3

Moses states this to the Israelites.  Actually God has NOT shown himself to the people of Israel.

“But to this day the Lord has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear.” – Deuteronomy 29:4

Well how convenient.  In other words, the Bible tells us God doesn’t exist.

“You yourselves know how we lived in Egypt and how we passed through the countries on the way here.” – Deuteronomy 29:16

All because God hardened the hearts of the Egyptians.

“The Lord will never be willing to forgive them,” – Deuteronomy 29:20

This is the god people worship?  A god who introduced evil into the world?  A god who makes it impossible for people to never sin?  A god, who despite doing all of this, turns around and says he will never forgive you if you do wrong?  Why again is this god worshiped?

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” – Deuteronomy 29:29

Secret things belong to God?  I guess this is where the so called God of the Gaps argument comes from.  If we don’t have the answer, then God must hold the secret.  Again, how convenient.

Deuteronomy 29 wasn’t as horrible as Deuteronomy 28, but it still contained several nonsense verses and verses that describe a downright evil god.  The god of the Bible, as described in this chapter NEVER forgives you.  NEVER!  Is that love?  No.  Love requires forgiveness for we all do wrong at times.  Even the evilest of evil people on earth has some forgiveness in them.  But not God.

Coming Soon:  Deuteronomy – Chapter 30:  Prosperity After Turning to the Lord

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