Thursday, January 15, 2015

Why God And The New Covenant

God And The New Covenant

Why would the god of gods, he who is I am, all knowing, omniscient, need a new covenant?

Why would god need to make a 'new covenant' with himself?

Why is it when giving the detailed instructions for baking unleavened bread he couldn't have added the line do not own slaves? Or do not sleep with your daughters (Lot). Does that make sense to you?

The reason I use the unleavened bread example is theists claim that those were different times but obviously they were able to take instruction from god and obey it.
"If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him.  Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.  And allIsrael, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst."  (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)
The Old Testament runs rife with stories told with actual relish of the mass rape the Israelis committed, the genocide, child slavery and murder and god loved them because of it. That's the basis of the modern Abrahamic religions. And if you need to pick and choose which parts of your religion you accept and reject based on your own personal morality, you clearly do not need religion.

Where will those who have not heard the word of god dwell?

Considering throughout history, millions if not billions died before ever hearing that word. Not much of a plan for an all powerful being like god. Look at that map. Then think of the "new covenant" as you imagine preteen children going to hell because god wasn't able to extend his reach farther than a desert.
You can disseminate all the translations and fallacies of the bible til revelations might actually take place, these claims will still not be valid or real.

Making claims is what Christianity does. 

The claim that god is omnipotent, knows all from beginning to end yet couldn't save the entire population of Earth before Noah's flood. Claims that prayer works, yet no prayer has ever re-grown a missing limb. Claims that the Earth is 6000 yrs old and children should be taught this in school. That homosexuality is wrong but from the same Old Testament owning slaves is right. How are these claims making the world a better place?

"It isn't possible to live a life designed to be righteous from a book so poorly designed. - D. Mitchell Sweatt"
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The golden rule, written a thousand years before Jesus ever walked the Earth, was discovered without any god.

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