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Some light for Alexandros and others

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Submitted by DEBORAH THE JUDGE (United States), May 22, 2012 at 10:43

Allow me to unabashedly state that God does exist. This fact stands, whether I or anyone else believes it or not. Accepting an actual historical Adam and Eve, in and of itself, is not the significant issue here. The origins and deeper understandings of these two in Genesis is beyond the scope of your questioning. You asked if there were religions that asked to kill in the name of their god. The key word is "kill." An appropriate word would have been "murder." This is very important, when considering killing is meting out justice for injustice, as in the practice of capital punishment. Murder would imply vengeance due to hatred, jealousy, selfishness, convenience, or spiritual perversion. We see this murder committed most outrageously within the past 2000 years, and especially, where astronomical numbers are taken into consideration, in this past century. All of this "murder" has been the result of hatred, jealousy, selfishness, convenience, and spiritual perversion.

This has ranged from the anti-semitism and spiritual perversion of the Herodians, Roman/Spanish Inquisitors, and Nazis against the Jews. This has also manifested as millions are medically aborted due to selfishness and convenience. And yes, the perverted human- governmental god of Marxism/Socialism/Communism/Statism has led to millions and millions of systematic "murders" of human beings. Culminating on the world stage is the religion of Islam, which requires through its jihadi mindset, to subdue or murder those whom do not embrace their "god of force." Science and ideas have mainly flourished in those parts of Europe and a young America who recognized the authority and divinity of Jesus Christ, and most certainly the covenant people of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, being the true Jewish people of Israel and abroad.

Does one mind being called a sheep? Only if they are being led by the the way, the truth, and the life- the Good Shepherd. Is this blind and uncritical? Not if one has received compassion and forgiveness for the evil of sin and separation. To address the first part of your question pertaining to the human prophets and their inability to correctly interpret, the biblical SOP required that the prophecy come to pass, otherwise, they were false. How can one claim to have an understanding of God, who is so unattainable and hard to grasp? That's why he manifested Himself in the sinless flesh of humanity as Jesus/Y'shua. Now we can relate and have full communion with Him, with the same Holy Spirit that filled the prophets/priests with access to God and His truth, to him that has faith and believes.

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