Originally Posted by strollin
Not to pick on you and your beliefs but this part of your thread illustrates some typical religious thinking. On the one hand it says that a perfect god just appeared out of nowhere but it's obvious that something really smart must have created us. If a perfect god could appear out of nowhere, why isn't it conceivable that human beings (and life in general) could have evolved from the primordial ooze over million of years?
But God did not appear out of nowhere. There was neither here or there or anywhere until He created it. That's what trips up most folk. We are locked in the finite but are trying to comprehend the infinite. Until God made time and space there was no time or space. Eternity is eternity with neither beginning or end.
Originally Posted by BikerEcho
I respect your views randy. But to me it just seems like the religious are twisting all the negativity in the bible in a way so they can accept it. I mean, how would you twist this quote to your liking?
So do i really deserve to die just because i hit my dad. What if he was drunk one day and said some really hurtful things to me and i slapped him for it. Is it fair to be executed for something like that?
and btw, what happened to "thou shalt not kill"
The actual translation is murder, not just kill. Totally different word.
The old testament was the Law, as well as histories and prophetic writings. The Law was a hard taskmaster and you either measured up or you failed and everyone failed. It was for this reason the Law included sacrifices to cover these failures. So what has changed?
The new testament shows the beginning of the age of grace. The old is still there to teach us but we are no longer under the Law itself. The new testament does repeat some things from the OT as well as the Law and tells us that these things are still ongoing, however. Jesus reiterates what the OT said about the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. He also repeats several of the commandments.