This video is a CLASSIC example of what happens when someone takes a passage out of the bible and reads it OUT OF CONTEXT. It’s like the idiots who want to burn Mark Twain’s classics Tom Sawyer and Huckelberry Finn because they use the word “nigger.” What those morons fail to do is read the context that Twain was making a social commentary and actually making fun of the southern practice of treating men like property.
The first example this IGNORANT smart ass snipe cites regarding slavery is being read completely out of context. In the old testament days, slavery was not the kind of slavery we think of today with the blacks in the south. It was a socially acceptable way to work off debts and was more akin to indentured servitude. When they speak of women as slaves it has to be understood in the social context of the day and times. Back then, if a father owed a debt and could not pay he could sell himself and his family in slavery to work off the debt. This was actually an act of kindness because if he didn’t his wife and daughters would literally starve to death since women were not permitted to work for money and were completely dependant on the males in their family for sustenance and protection. If daddy is away working off a debt and his young daughters are too young to be given in marriage, slavery was a way to make sure they had food, clothing and protection while daddy was paying off the debt.
NEVER EVER READ ANYTHING OUT OF CONTEXT AND ASSUME THAT ONE SENTENCE IN A LARGE BOOK LIKE THE BIBLE CAN BE UNDERSTOOD WITHOUT CONSIDERING 1. THE DATE AND TIMES BEING DISCUSSED 2. THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THAT TIME 3. WHO THE AUTHOR IS AND 4. WHO THE INTENDED AUDIENCE/READER IS.
The first 5 books of the old testament are called the Pentatuch and are believed to have been written by Moses during the 40 years the Jews wandered in the desert. Several of the books like Leviticus and Numbers are law books, like a modern statute book, describing what is socially and morally permissible. This was needed to keep the 2 million Jews who were living in the desert from living in chaos and anarchy.
The second example this moronic cherub cites in about a conversation King David had with the prophet Nathan when Nathan confronted and convicted David of adultery for sleeping with Bathsheba who was another man’s wife, getting her pregnant and then having the man killed in battle to cover up his crimes. The part she references is completely taken out of context. The whole point of that story is to convict David of sin not to condone it.
The last part she cites from the book of Mathew where she talks about God setting father, mother, son etc against eachother is actually a discussion by Jesus where he talks about how his followers will be persecuted and even killed (“take up their crosses and follow him”) for their beliefs and that fathers will turn over their sons etc. to be killed for believing in Jesus. It is said that this idiot girl conveniently failed to read the paragraph directly before that where Jesus talks about the love of God and says “as for you, every hair of your head has been counted (he’s talking about all who believe in him), so do not be afraid of anything…WHoever acknowledges me before men I will acknowledge before my Father in Heaven.”
He is talking about the unending love of God.
This video is actually a classic tool used by atheists to misdirect and confuse people. Remember, the bible says Satan is the fathe of lies and it also calls anyone who fails to believe the Word of God a “fool.” This girl, like all atheists is a fool.
THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE TO READ THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF. If you do not read the bible, which is the word of God and God’s instruction manual for living, how do you expect to call yourself a follower of Christ. Without knowledge of the bible and what it says, you will never be able to understand what Christianity is or what Jesus did for us. I can help explain things but you have to read it for yourself.
Also, a final note to remember, ( and you must trust me on this): anyone or anything that tries to undermine the credibility of God, Jesus or the bible is OF SATAN. At the risk of sounding like a religious fanatic, please remember I have read the ENTIRE bible 6 times now from cover to cover. I KNOW WHAT IT SAYS AND WHAT IT DOESN’T SAY. I know for a fact THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF THE ONE, TRUE GOD. Anyone or anything that tries to persuade you otherwise is trying to rob you of the gift of salvation that Jesus offers for believing in him. It is also trying to make Jesus sacrifice irrelevant. I promise you, if you read the bible FOR YOURSELF and take the time to research the social, political and religious history and context for each of the books in the Old and New testament, you will absolutely come away with the belief and knowledge that Jesus is God, he died for our sins and rose from the dead. he paid the fine for the sins we have committed and that anyone who does not believe in Jesus and make him their Lord and Savior will spend eternity in what the bible calls “the lake of fire” a.k.a. Hell.
There is no gray and no middle ground. It is an all or nothing proposition. God gives each of us free choice and if someone goes to hell it is becaues the have CHOSEN to seperate themself from God and God is a loving God and will not force himself on us, so he will allow us to live as we have chosen to live, either believing in Jesus and being given the free gift of eternal life or not believing in Jesus and being given the punishment for our sins, which is eternal punishment.
I really feel sorry for this girl. She is obviously the child of atheists. I will pray for her. In the meantime, I encourage you to read the bible for yourself. It will be way better for your soul than anything you might watch on You Tube. The bible is the Word of God. I believe it with every fiber of my being. If you want to know God, seek him in the bible and through prayer. Ask Jesus to help you and send the Holy Spirit to give you the gift of understanding of what you are reading and if you don’t understand something, ask someone, or get a 'Study" bible which has explanatory paragraphs at the bottom of the page that will explain what the text means. Jesus is God. IF anyone tells you otherwise they are ignorant, misinformed or worse, being used by the devil to steal your soul.