Tuesday, June 25, 2013

These are the new rules, same as the old rules

As promised, here's the second attempt by Billy Graham to prove he doesn't know the book he claims to follow...
Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of all

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I’ve been trying to read some in the Old Testament recently, and I’d like to ask you a question: Why don’t we still do animal sacrifices, like the people were commanded to do in those days? — D.M.

DEAR D.M.: The reason we no longer need to sacrifice an animal on a burning altar or present any other sacrifice to God to atone for our sins is because of what Jesus Christ did for us.

Let me explain. God used the sacrifices of the Old Testament to teach his people two important lessons: First, God is absolutely pure and holy, and second, our sins are offensive to him and make us unrighteous in his sight. How, then, can we be forgiven of our sins and made righteous in the eyes of God? We can’t do it by our own efforts; sin still clings to us. The only possibility is if God provides the way — and he did this by accepting animal sacrifices in place of our own death for our sins.

But Jesus Christ came for one reason: to become the final and complete sacrifice for our sins. When he died on the cross, all our sins were transferred to him, and he died in our place. No further sacrifice is needed — because Christ gave his life for us. When we put our faith and trust in him, the Bible says, “we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10).

Have you responded to Christ’s sacrifice for your sins? Salvation is a free gift — free, because Christ has already paid for it by his blood. But like any other gift, it only becomes ours if we reach out in faith and receive it. Why not welcome him into your life today?
Seriously?! How about an honest answer for a change Graham? The truth is that the Bible's message is far too inconvenient for your liking. You love Jesus so much... How about we see what he has to saw about the Old Testament laws.
“It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away than for the smallest part of the letter of the law to become invalid.” (Luke 16:17)
 Okay, so the laws are tough to change. Tell us more...
“Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law” (John7:19)
Translation: are you guys paying attention? Moses? Ten Commandments? Ring a bell?
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest part or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place.” (Matthew 5:17)
 And there's the one that seals it. Jesus himself say that the old laws shall stand until heaven and earth pass away/until all things have taken place. Jesus did NOT undo the old laws with his crucifixion. When that is said to have occurred, Heaven and Earth did not pass away. And plenty of things have taken place since we are told that died upon the cross. What Jesus is talking about here is he supposed second coming... the end of days if you will. So no, the ugly inconvenience of the Old Testament is still valid if you want to listen to Jesus.

But then again, believers never really threw away the Old Testament in the first place. Where's the first place believers run to to condemn homosexuality? So can we just accept gays now? The Old Testament. Christians love to talk about and hold the Ten Commandments on high. But where are they? The Old Testament. So no objections to removing Ten Commandments displays then? Guess we can throw out Noah's flood and Adam and Eve then? So if we can throw out the Old Testament, we can throw out original sin. If we can throw out original sin, all aren't damned. If all aren't damned, there's no need for a savior. So Jesus would no longer be of any importance. Are you game, believers?

We all know that the answer to that is. As must as they want to disown the Old Testament and it's laws, they can't. They have to cling on to the bits that support their agenda and further their cause. No they don't really want the old law gone. They just want to cherry pick the parts they like and ignore the rest. Justify hating gays? The old law is just fine. But when it asks you to sacrifice burnt offerings, stone disobedient children, force rape victims to marry their rapist, etc... Suddenly they scream that these rules no longer matter.

The truth is that if they allow the ugly Old Testament laws to stand, it makes it clear that the Bible is a book written by primitive people that didn't understand the world around them. Primitive people, with primitive laws, and a primitive understanding of the world. Do not try to hide behind deceptions. Why not just admit the absurdities that are apparent in the Bible. How gruesome and outdated it is. Instead of pretending the the Bible is a happy book, of happy news and stories, lets strive to live in a world free of the dividing influence of religion.

-Brain Hulk

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