1 Chronicles – Chapter 3: The Sons of David

After a few chapters in Psalms we move back to 1 Chronicles, cracking open Chapter 3 today.  A reminder that the first two chapters of 1 Chronicles were a listing of the genealogy of various characters in the Bible.  That remains the same for this chapter.

“These were the sons of David born to him in Hebron…” – 1 Chronicles 3:1

The chapter starts with a listing of the sons of David born in Hebron.

“David reigned in Jerusalem thirty-three years, and these were the children born to him there…” – 1 Chronicles 3:4-5

David had a lot of children!  He also had a lot of wives!  He had six wives in Hebron and likely more wives in Jerusalem.  This doesn’t include the number of non-wife concubines he had.  He’s a guy who slept with many women, acts which were approved by God, but told to the rest of us are wrong.  A classic case of do as I say, not as I do.

There’s not much else to discuss in this chapter.  It continues with several verses listing the sons of David.  Like much of the Bible, lots of talk on things not all that important and very little on rape, incest, and murder.

Coming Soon:  1 Chronicles – Chapter 4:  Other Clans of Judah

Exodus 35:2

Today’s crazy Bible verse comes from the book of Exodus, a book filled with a great amount of crazy!

“For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of sabbath rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death.” – Exodus 35:2

Don’t you dare work on the seventh day!!!  Working on the day of rest is punishable by death!  Think about that for a second.  It’s not murder.  It’s not rape.  It’s not slaughter of children.  All of these are crimes that are often excused by God in the Bible.  But working on the seventh day?  DEATH!!!

Fortunately today’s society doesn’t put to death people who work on the Sabbath.  Why not?  Because humans are more moral than the god of the Bible.

Psalms – Chapter 87: Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

Continuing through Psalms we have Psalms 87 facing us today.  Are you up for the challenge?  Suck it up buttercup!!!  😊

“He has founded his city on the holy mountain.” – Psalms 87:

Sure.  Whatever.  A holy mountain no one can see.  Sure.  That’s it for this chapter.  There are six other verse, but just glorifying this holy mountain city no one can see.

Coming Soon:  1 Chronicles – Chapter 3:  The Sons of David

Psalms – Chapter 85: For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Our quest through the book of Psalms during the time of David continues.  Today’s chapter is Psalms 85.

“You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins.” – Psalms 85:2

WTF?!?!  God did not forgive sins.  He punished people over and over.  Several times the Bible tells us God punishes children, grandchildren, and several more generations for the sins of their ancestors!  That’s the opposite of forgiveness!!!

“You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger.” – Psalms 85:3

Again, not true.  God is full of anger during this time in the Bible.  This anger continues in the New Testament with Jesus as well.  God never sets aside wrath and anger.

“Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through all generations?” – Psalms 85:4

Yes.

“I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—but let them not turn to folly.” – Psalms 85:8

I’m sure you will.  And when God commands you to kill babies, you’ll listen and do it.  That makes you just as evil as your evil make believe god.

“The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.” – Psalms 85:12

Okay, but what about the years and years of famine?  Is that also part of God’s good?

Psalms 85, like most other chapters in Psalms, has many verses that are directly contradicted by multiple verses in the Bible.  To put it simply, the god of the Bible is NOT good.  He is NOT just.  He is NOT forgiving.  He does NOT love.  That’s not me saying that.  That’s the words of the Bible saying that.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 87:  Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

Psalms – Chapter 84: For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Monday’s look into Psalms was rarity of agreement!  The Bible actually said a few good things about the rich being greedy!  Is the Bible taking a turn for the better?  LOL!  Come on, don’t be that gullible!  😊  Let’s see what Psalms 84 has in store for us.

“How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!” – Psalms 84:1

We never see this god, let along his dwelling place!

“Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.” – Psalms 84:4

No, they are not.  They are likely dead because God violently killed them.  There are so many silly rules that no one can make it into God’s make believe living quarters.

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;” – Psalms 84:10

Given the raping and murdering at the hands of God, I’ll take a thousand days elsewhere!

“Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.” – Psalms 84:12

Or dead.  Many who trusted in God found themselves killed by God.

That concludes Psalms 84.  David spends the chapter saying how great God is and how blessed one can be if only one truly follows God.  Unfortunately, the Bible says otherwise.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 85:  For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Matthew 8:12

Through scripture I’ve shown several times how Jesus and the New Testament are just as awful as the craziness in the Old Testament, which, by the way, Jesus follows (see Matthew 5:17).  Here’s another New Testament verse that shows Jesus is not the nice guy Christians make him to be.

“But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” – Matthew 8:12

Not exactly a nice thing to do.  It’s even worse if you read the King James Version.

“But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” – Matthew 8:12 (KJV)

Children!  The children will be cast out into outer darkness!  Children who are innocent.  Babies who are innocent.  Just as the evil god of the Old Testament punishes innocent children, the evil Jesus of the New Testament does the same.  Now that’s some crazy stuff to worship!