Luke 11:29

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!

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Micah – Chapter 3: Leaders and Prophets Rebuked

Our trek through Micah continues today with God getting pissy at more people. In other words, the same as every chapter in the Old Testament. 🙂

“Should you not embrace justice, you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones; who eat my people’s flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot?” – Micah 3:1-3

Wow…chopping people up like meat for a pan, huh? Maybe God should do something about that? Maybe he should have done something about that well before it happened!

“Then they will cry out to the Lord, but he will not answer them.” – Micah 3:4

How does this differ from God on a normal day?

“As for the prophets who lead my people astray,” – Micah 3:5

Again, how do we know Micah is not also a false prophet in this story? There’s no evidence supporting his claims.

“Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble,  the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.” – Micah 3:12

And God once again destroys large swaths of land. Instead of targeting individuals who do evil, God chooses to punish everyone. Sigh.

In this chapter Micah continues saying he is a true prophet and other prophets are false, but where is the evidence?

Coming Soon: Micah – Chapter 4: The Mountain of the Lord

Micah – Chapter 2: Human Plans and God’s Plans

Today’s chapter has an interesting title and I’m guessing that human plans do not match God’s plans. 🙂 Just a guess. 🙂

“Therefore, the Lord says: ‘I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves.’” – Micah 2:3

This is not a forgiving god.

If a liar and deceiver comes and says, ‘I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,’ that would be just the prophet for this people.” – Micah 2:11

Question. How does differentiate between a false prophet and a true prophet? Neither has evidence backing their claims.

Not much else to say about this chapter. Basically God’s plan is right and yours is wrong. Don’t listen to the false prophets, only the true ones, even though the prophets provide no evidence backing up their claims.

Micah – Chapter 3: Leaders and Prophets Rebuked

Micah – Chapter 1: Judgment Against Samaria and Jerusalem

Today we start our journey through the book of Micah. It won’t be a long journey as the book is only seven chapters in length. Let’s jump right in and learn about Micah the prophet.

“Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.” – Micah 1:3

Wait…is God about to show himself?!?!?!

“The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.” – Micah 1:4

Nope…God isn’t showing himself. It’s just an earthquake.

“Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes, as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used.” – Micah 1:7

God really hates prostitutes. Let us all remember there would be no female prostitutes if men weren’t paying them for services. Oh what the hell am I saying, it’s the Bible, so the prostitutes aren’t being paid. Men are forcing themselves on women and treating them as property.

“Because of this I will weep and wail;  I will go about barefoot and naked.” – Micah 1:8

God is destroying the land and Micah’s response is to walk around naked.

“Shave your head in mourning for the children in whom you delight; make yourself as bald as the vulture,  for they will go from you into exile.” – Micah 1:16

Ah, more children are being punished. The children are forced from their parents into exile.

The start of Micah is much the same as the other prophets. God supposedly protects the poor and helpless, but innocent children are being forced from their families and the entire land is being destroyed by God. Everyone is being punished, but the rich and the poor. This doesn’t help the poor. It harms them more.

Coming Soon: Micah – Chapter 2: Human Plans and God’s Plans

2 Kings 13:20-21

Some of my favorite parts of the Bible include zombies. Zombies are always great for Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!!!

“Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring.Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.” – 2 Kings 13:20-21

So Elisha dies and his buried. Another body is tossed in the tomb and when the second corpse touched Elisha’s corpse, Elisha’s body is raided from the dead. SMH. LOL! Where would the Bible be without zombies? Oh yeah, still filled with hate, harm, destruction, death, etc.

Introduction to Micah

Following the chronological order of the Bible (or as close as chronological as possible), our next stop is the book of Micah. Micah is another prophet that supposedly speaks the word of God to the people. Micah is supposed to be another prophet fighting for the poor against the rich. We’ve seen this in other prophets, such as Amos, but when we actually read the book in the Bible, the poor are never really helped. There’s a lot of talk, but nothing is ever done to actually help the poor! The book is short, with only seven chapters, so it won’t take long to get through.

Isaiah – Chapter 12: Songs of Praise

We continue today in the book of Isaiah.

“I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away  and you have comforted me.” – Isaiah 12:1

I see no evidence God’s anger has turned away. If anything, God’s anger continues to grow as he continues to lash out at the people.

“Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;  let this be known to all the world.” – Isaiah 12:5

What glorious things has he done? The people have starved, been forced from their homes, many have died!!! Is killing people a glorious thing?

This was a very short chapter praising God, completely ignoring all of the evidence God is not worthy of praise.

Coming Soon: Micah – Chapter 1: Judgment Against Samaria and Jerusalem