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  • Does God discriminate?

    It sure seems like it.  "The Jews are God's chosen people".  "The OT laws were for Jews only".  It seems to me that the true God, who created everyone equally, would not prefer one race of people over another.  Why would Jews have special laws only for them?  This does not make any sense.  If God were going to reveal himself, and since He's all powerful and can do anything, wouldn't his message be for everyone and not just Jews?  Because if you read the OT it appears His message is for Jews only.  In fact even Jesus said "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel".  

    8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 month ago
  • Question about Matthew 5:17?

    Every time I ask a question about the OT laws and rules, Christians say "That was only for ancient Jews, Jesus changed all that."  But then why did Jesus say "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill"?

    18 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 month ago
  • Which of these bible verses is correct?

    “The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father…” — Ezekiel 18:20

    “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation…” — Exodus 20:5

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 month ago
  • Is God warlike or peaceful?

    God is warlike:

    The Lord is a man of war. Exodus 15:3

    He teacheth my hands to war. Psalm 18:34

    Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. Psalm 144:1

    God is peaceful :

    The God of Peace Romans 15:33, Hebrews 13:20

    God is not the author of confusion but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33

    The God of love and peace. 2 Corinthians 13:11

    The Lord of peace himself give you peace always. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

    7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 month ago
  • Does God ever get furious?

    The bible says "Fury is not in me".  Isaiah 27:4  

    But it also says:

    "For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies. Isaiah" 34:2

    "And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath". Jeremiah 21:5

    "Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury". Jeremiah 30:23 

    So does He or not?

    13 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 month ago
  • Who was correct, Matthew or Luke?

    In the New Testament, there are contradictions between the genealogies of Jesus given in the first chapter of Matthew and the third chapter of Luke.

    Both genealogies begin with Jesus’ father, who is identified as Joseph (which is curious, given that Mary was supposedly impregnated by the Holy Ghost). But Matthew says Joseph’s father was Jacob, while Luke claims he was Heli. Matthew lists 26 generations between Jesus and King David, whereas Luke records 41. Matthew runs Jesus’ line of descent through David’s son Solomon, while Luke has it going through David’s son Nathan.

    12 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • Question about King David?

    Can you please explain this to me?  The Old Testament contains an interesting contradiction in the story of the census taken by King David and the resulting punishment of the Israelites. God was so angered by the census that he sent a plague that killed 70,000 men. According to II Samuel 24:1, the Lord had caused David to take the census – which makes the punishment appear even more nonsensical. But an attempt was later made, at I Chronicles 21:1, to improve God’s image by claiming that Satan incited the census.

    5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • Why does the bible say the Earth does not move?

     The Earth does not move (Ps 93:1, 96:10, 104:5, 1 Chr 16:30).

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • Isn't this all a slap in the face of southerners?

    Taking down statues, cancelling college songs, etc.

    3 AnswersCivic Participation2 months ago
  • Question about the crucifixion?

    There is no contemporary historical confirmation of darkness covering the earth at the crucifixion (Matt 27:35, Luke 23:44).  Wouldn't there be some record of it somewhere, if darkness covered the entire earth?

    21 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • Question about Moses?

    Moses mentions Rabbath, where Og's bedstead is located (Deut3:11). Moses could not have any knowledge of Rabbath,which was not captured by the Hebrews until David's time,500 years later (2 Sam 12:26).

    11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • How could Moses be the author of Deuteronomy when his obituary is listed as the last chapter?

    Deuteronomy 34:1–12

    Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan . . . . So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day. Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished . . . .

    11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • How many people were punished during the Medieval Inquisition?

    The Medieval Inquisition was a series of Inquisitions (Catholic Church bodies charged with suppressing heresy) from around 1184, including the Episcopal Inquisition (1184–1230s) and later the Papal Inquisition (1230s).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Inquisition...

    7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • How did Jesus dying for our sins save us?

    How does that make sense?  Does his dying save a Satan worshiping mass murderer who does not repent?  How does Jesus dying have ANYTHING to do with anyone else?  I think that the followers of Jesus were so shocked that he was crucified like a common criminal and that their faith had been misplaced that they explained it by saying it was somehow for our benefit.  That's how the whole "dying for our sins" myth started.  They thought he was the messiah, but it turned out he did not fit their definition of messiah at all.  But they couldn't accept that they were wrong so they made up the "dying for our sins" theory.

    16 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • Why do some people use the bible to validate their claims?

    It doesn't matter how many flaws in the bible are pointed out, how many inconsistencies, or that the bible has been copied over and over again in different languages so errors are common.  Not to mention that using common sense should show anyone that the bible is just fictitious nonsense.  It is obvious that it is not the word of God, it is the word of men who think they know what they are talking about but they don't.  If you look hard enough in the bible you can find proof of anything.  What they don't realize is that whatever is written in that book is does not prove a thing.. Whoever believes that garbage is the word of God needs their head examined.

    17 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • How can just believing in Jesus save you?

    How does simply believing in something or someone purge a person of sins?  First of all, you can't just say you believe in something if you don't.  But what if the evidence just won't let you believe it?  If I said "The earth is flat and you must believe it" there is not much I could do to convince you that it is true.  (although some people do believe that).  So what if a person cannot believe in their heart that Jesus is God, based on the evidence?  But most importantly, how can just believing that save you from hell?  To me it is obvious that the idea that if you don't believe in Jesus you will go to hell was started by his followers and the gospel writers to scare people into joining their church.  That makes the most sense.  

    13 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • Do only Christians go to heaven?

    What about a really nice Hindu man?  What about a very caring Buddhist woman?  What about all the nice, good people in the world who weren't Christian?  Do you really believe they all go to hell?  What kind of God would do that? That makes no sense and anyone who believes that is retarded IMHO.  

    21 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
  • Why do celebrities have no backbone?

    Whenever they say a racially insensitive thing they always end up apologizing.  So why don't they get a backbone and say "Yeah, I said it and I meant it"?

    2 AnswersCelebrities2 months ago
  • Should we boycott NASCAR?

    3 AnswersNASCAR2 months ago