It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse is another in a long line of examples showing Jesus is not the nice, loving character he’s made out to be by Christians.
“As the crowds increased, Jesus said, ‘This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.’” – Luke 11:29
Are there selfish people looking out for themselves to the detriment of others? Sure, but Jesus is saying everyone in this generation is wicked! Surely everyone is not wicked! Jesus has denounced a whole population of people without closely looking at the individual. He’s made an incorrect assumption. The son of God, as God himself, who is supposedly all-knowing, should know better!
Someone recently replied to one of my posts on this blog stating the pro-slavery verses are not important and should be ignored. Um…no. Christians describe the Bible as the literal word of God, so the pro-slavery verses definitely matter! Thus for Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday, I give you another pro-slavery verse in the new Testament and what is supposed to be the direct word of God.
“The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.” – Luke 12:46
Note the word ‘servant’. In the KJV, the word is slave. The NIV tries to make the language sound nice and cozy, but make no mistake, the servant here is a slave. The Lord is stating the slave will be cut to pieces. Does God do anything? Nope. God is okay with it. God is pro-slavery. The Bible is pro-slavery.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday! Jesus is credited with many miracles, including raising people from the dead.
“While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. ‘Your daughter is dead,’ he said. ‘Don’t bother the teacher anymore.’ Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.’ When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. ‘Stop wailing’, Jesus said. ‘She is not dead but asleep.’” – Luke 8:49-52
If you believe Jesus raised this person from the dead, then I have a talking snake and donkey to sell you. 🙂 One of two things have happened here. One, the more likely, is this was a made up story. Or two, the girl was never dead. Maybe sick, maybe tired, but certainly not dead. Use your common sense.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and nothing is crazier than thinking a virgin gave birth, but that is supposedly how Jesus was born and it’s mentioned several times in the Bible.
“…to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.” – Luke 1:27
If your entire religion centers on the necessity of a virgin giving birth, then you have chosen the path of the irrational. A virgin human cannot give birth. Either she wasn’t a virgin or she didn’t give birth. You can’t have it both ways.
One of the important things to continually point out in the Bible is the fact Jesus is not a great guy. Christians point to the evils of the Old Testament and argue that doesn’t matter because Jesus came along in the New Testament to spread love. Not true. It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse once again shows Jesus is not a good guy.
“As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, ‘Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.’ He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’” – Luke 11:27-28
Someone in the crowd blesses Jesus’ mother and in return Jesus says, nope, don’t bless her, bless those who obey God. The same god who rapes and murders everyone he can. Jesus is just as horrible as father who raped a virgin to give birth to himself.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday! I’ve mentioned many times on this blog that Jesus is not the peaceful, loving character he’s made out to be by most Christians. He did not bring about a more peaceful time. The New Testament is not a better version of God than the Old Testament. I’ve used Matthew 5:17 several times to show that Jesus was not here to abolish the Old Testament law, but to accept it as fact. This verse is not the only time Jesus states the Old Testament law must be followed.
“It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.” – Luke 16:17
Moving heaven and earth is easier than changing the law of the Old Testament. Those are the direct words of Jesus and if you believe in Jesus, you must accept this as truth. Jesus, the peaceful, loving character Christians say makes sense of the Bible, promotes slavery, rape, and killing of innocent babies and children. He does so by re-affirming the truth of the laws in the Old Testament. Jesus of the New Testament is no better than the God of the Old Testament.
Jesus was a great guy, right? As you already know from reading this blog, the answer is a definite no and Luke 12:47 provides more evidence Jesus was not a nice, caring guy.
“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows.” – Luke 12:47-48
First of all, let’s make it clear what ‘servant’ means. A servant in the Bible is not a servant as we define a servant today. A servant in the Bible is a slave. Jesus is telling us that it is okay to beat your slave as a punishment! Not only that, the slave who does something he does not know is wrong is still punished by a beating. Granted, Jesus makes it clear this slave in the second scenario should not be beaten as badly, but it’s still a beating! Wow Jesus, you’re such a great guy!
The other thing to point out here is that Jesus condones slavery. Sorry, but you can’t be a nice, moral guy if you condone slavery and then say it’s okay and expected to beat your slave.