Jeremiah – Chapter 7: False Religion Worthless

I definitely agree with the title of this chapter, but I’d change the word ‘false’ to ‘all’. False gods are ridiculous and they are all false because there’s no evidence for any gods.

“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place.” – Jeremiah 7:3

Do as I say without questioning no matter how wrong the command is. Then you may live. These are the words of an abuser.

“While you were doing all these things, declares the Lord, I spoke to you again and again, but you did not listen; I called you, but you did not answer.” – Jeremiah 7:13

This is a blatant lie from God. He never spoke to the people. He spoke through prophets. Random people that today people walk away from on the street. Yet God expected the people to listen to a random person. If God truly wanted to share his word to the people, he’d speak it himself.

“Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: My anger and my wrath will be poured out on this place—on man and beast, on the trees of the field and on the crops of your land—and it will burn and not be quenched.” – Jeremiah 7:20

Just a typical day in which God expresses his love for the people.

“Cut off your hair and throw it away; take up a lament on the barren heights, for the Lord has rejected and abandoned this generation that is under his wrath.” – Jeremiah 7:29

Um…okay???

“I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, for the land will become desolate.” – Jeremiah 7:34

God is pissy.

God continues to be mad and continues to place unrealistic conditions in exchange for his love of the people. God is a domestic abuser.

Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 8: Sin and Punishment

3 thoughts on “Jeremiah – Chapter 7: False Religion Worthless

  1. You are so prolific! Thank you for writing so many of your thoughts and insights.

    I wonder if your comparison between Jeremiah and the crazy street preachers of today is accurate. How do you interpret Jeremiah 37 where it seems like he has a special relationship with the King?

    Does this make him seem more like a Billy Graham type of public figure who has the ear of the President?

    I am curious about your thoughts.

    We have street preachers in Seattle who stand outside the Mariners games and you are right everyone shuns them.

    Rich McCaskill
    Seattle, WA

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    1. Well, I’ll get to Jeremiah 37 soon. So hang on to that one. We don’t have too many street preachers around here, at least that I see. They tend to stick to their churches and facebook. I think the last public encounter I had was when the Jehovah Witnesses came by two summers ago. When I told them I was an atheist, they asked how I could look at the beautiful blue sky and not believe in a god. Granted, it was a beautiful blue sky that day and then I explained to them how Raleigh scattering of blue photons works. 🙂

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