Thursday, June 9, 2016

10 Things the Bible Bans But We Do Anyway

Have you ever been in a debate with a non-Christian and they throw a "zinger" at you and say, "You Bible bangers are such hypocrites!  It says you are supposed to kill your kids if they disobey or kill your wife if they are unfaithful and to not eat shell fish and to not mix fabric when making clothes....and you do all those there is proof for you that the Bible is a load of crap....cuz you guys do all those things anyway!"

Here is an article that started trending a few days ago titled, 10 Regular Things the Bible Bans But We Still Do

Eating Good Food
Okay, we’re being slightly hyperbolic on this entry but our point will make sense here in a moment. If you open up your Bible or search engine to Leviticus 3:17, which is quickly becoming our least favorite passage, you will see the statement: “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.” Pretty not cool, right? We don’t mind so much the ban on blood but food with fat just happens to taste delicious. Think of your favorite meaty dish and then imagine never having it again. That’s what the Bible is telling you here. We almost don’t care how much Churches donate to charity in the name of the Bible if they want to take bacon away from us. Seriously, how dare they? There are probably at on of rational reasons for this entry and most of them probably have something to do with the lackluster regulation (read: none) on food back in those days. For the health of yourself and your family you were probably better off eating a much stricter diet. Still, this doesn’t read like something we would be happy following — and so we don’t. Eat those cheeseburgers! Ask forgiveness, not permission!

Working on the Weekend
Have you ever stopped to wonder why most 9 – 5 jobs include weekends off? You thought maybe it was due to government regulations or some such but NOPE it was instead to save your soul. Exodus 31:14 – 15 is very clear on the manner of working on the sabbath stating, “You shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest.” While we are completely down with having the weekend off from work this statement reads harsh at best and downright tyrannical at worst. Seriously, you are put to death and condemned to hell merely for trying to make a paycheck to keep food on your table? We’re pretty sure all of America is going to be guilty of this strict wording.

Wearing Fabric Blends
We swear that the Bible is directing an attack at the world of fashion with some of these verses. First buzzed haircuts are targeted and now we learn that we can’t wear blended fabrics. Leviticus 19:19 tells us, “You are to keep my statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.” Now we aren’t exactly a bastion of theological knowledge but: why. Why are mixed fabric blends so taboo? Why is it so important to avoid having worn two different kinds of materials mixed together? Is this solely in relation to one article of clothing? Or should we go denim from the ankles up just to be safe. Regardless, you can send every professional athlete in the world straight to the Big Red Dude in the Basement for breaking this statute.


I posted 3 so you can get a feel for the mocking tone of the article.  You can visit the site and see the other 7 if you want to...but you get the idea.

"God will not be mocked!"

Of course for mature Bible readers they know the rebuttals to these claims.  Followers of Christ are no longer under the laws.  We are saved by grace...a FREE gift from God.  We can eat shrimp, we can wear mixed fabrics, we don't have to have beards or sideburns, etc....all of which were commands given to God's Chosen People for a time, a reason and a season.

The Bible goes on to say that there will one day, in the Last Days, be a famine of understanding...a lack of knowledge of the Word of God.  Certainly our society has arrived at this place.  We have Bibles in every bookstore, every church on every corner, online Bibles on our phones, Bibles in hotel rooms, Bibles in most homes in America....and yet we suffer from even a basic knowledge of what it says, why it says it and HOW it can be used to edify our lives and the message it has to lead us to eternal life.

"Who needs God and some silly old book?  We are rich!  We are comfortable!  We have everything we need!  We can make our own laws!  We can do anything we please!  There is no right or wrong! There is no good and evil!"

I feel sorry for the folks who wrote this article and for those who read it and believe it.  One day they will stand before the Creator of the Universe, Jesus Christ, and their mocking words will be replayed for them to hear before all.  And then Jesus will demand they bow for sentencing....and then say, "Depart from me!"

What a terrifying day that will be for those who don't know Jesus.


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