The original meant You shall not MURDER. And, by definition, even in our society, we do not consider execution to be lawless murder or murder at all--except for some double-standard prone bleeding hearts.Originally posted by Divinespark+--><div class='quotetop'>(Divinespark)</div>Because God seems to have had a passion, preference, hobby of writing it to be literally understood, literally interpreted an overwhelming percentage of the time and to be literally lived an overwhelming percentage of the time.Why would believing in God mean the same as fundamentalistically accepting the Bible as being literally true?
Personally, when I've taken it so, things have worked out much, much better in my life.
But, yeah, it can be very challenging and uncomfortable taking it so. It requires all that we give up all that we are and have to gain all that God is and has.
It's a compilation of 66 books. That's more than sufficient divese witnesses to convict a murderer and sentence him to death. But, hey, I understand. We all like to rationalize doing our own thing and avoiding God's plans for us.Originally posted by Divinespark@
[b]- the bible is the word of God (a circular reasoning)
Also, The Bible is very experimentally verifiable. It's just that the Mentor, Supervisor of the experiment doesn't choose to conform to our notions and timing and our particular preferences for the presentation of the data. But He means what He says and rather faithfully backs it up over time--in His ways and His timing. Millions have found His Biblical Truths to be exceedingly literally reliable.
You Reap what you Sow is but one of many that you have already found literally true in your life, whether you have realized it yet, or not.
[b]there are moral contradicitons: thou shalt not kill vs the genocide in Kanaan is one of them
In any case, God is The Boss. You got a problem with that? Take it up with The Boss. Sooner or later, you will learn--He REALLY IS THE BOSS. Everything else follows according to that.