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Q: Don't all of our laws come from beliefs written in the Bible?

A: Which laws? Slavery? Stoning? Incest? Genocide? For example, it says, "Slaves, obey your masters in all things."

It punishes adultery with death:

 


Q: The US Constitution was based on Christianity...



Q: There would be no moral codes with the Bible...

A1: Any moral codes in the bible predate the bible.

A2: Most people don't need a bible to know that thou shalt not kill.

A3: The Bible is filled with morality with which today most folks don't accept:

Jesus himself never marries, and only comments on marriage when he commands his followers to abandon their wives and children to follow him (see Matthew 19:29; Mark 10:28-30; Luke 9:57-62). Yes, that’s right – Jesus orders his followers to abandon their families. What kind of family values do Christians think they are getting from Jesus anyhow? To emphasize the point, Jesus even takes the time to provide instruction to his followers on how to divorce their wives (see Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:8).

Paul also never marries and quite specifically orders Christians “seek not a wife” (1 Corinthians 7:27). Additionally, Jesus praises those that have made themselves eunuchs (Matthew 19:10-13), which would seem to be more of an impediment to marriage than an enhancement.

And let’s not even get into the downright horrific things the Old Testament has to say about beating wives, stoning them, selling your daughters into sexual slavery, rape, etc. Needless to say, the Bible treats women like livestock. And if you think the New Testament is better, you should really read about how Jesus routinely treats his own mother, let alone his instructions on beating (Mathew 15:4-7) and murdering children (Mark 7:9-10), his endorsement of beating slaves (Luke 12:47), and his outright statement that he has come to destroy families (Matthew 10:21 & 10:34).

This point is actually worth commenting on a second time. In Mathew Chapter 10, which is often referred to as the “Call and Charge to the Apostles”, Jesus gives a speech where he passes down instructions that you will rarely, if ever hear in church. Keep in mind that of the 42 verses in this chapter, 38 of them are considered to be the words of Jesus.

Let’s start with Mathew 10:21 “And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.” This isn’t a prediction, it’s an instruction; nor is it out of context with the rest of the speech as you will see. Here are some of the following passages from the words of Jesus that you should take into consideration before claiming that your family values come from Jesus:

¦Mathew 10:34 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

¦Mathew 10:35 “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

¦Mathew 10:36 “And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
¦Mathew 10:37 “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

Jesus slaughtering none believers:



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