Yet More Answers to Bible Questions

Flood questions:

I don't agree with the popular global flood interpretation of Genesis. My own interpretation of some of the events of the early chapters of Genesis can be found at the Genesis Interpretation link.  And thus none of these questions are relevant to me.

You do know that insects have at least four legs, don't you? Do you think that the writers of the Bible thought that they had only four legs? This question reveals not the ignorance of the writers, but the ignorance of the reader - their ignorance of the figures of speech being used. The verse in question is from Leviticus
Lev 11:20,21 "'All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you. There are, however, some winged creatures that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground."
The phrase "to walk on all fours" simply means to walk on four of their legs. All these insects walk on at least four. The grasshoppers are different in that of their six legs they hop on two. That puts them into a different category from other insects. The Jews were "favored" as you call it, by being given the great responsibility of handing down the Word of God. But there will be greater judgement for them because of their greater responsibility. Similarly, more will be expected of those who grow up in a Christian enviroment. The more you know, the more you will be held responsible for. All this will be revealed on the day of judgement. Jews will not be saved from hell just because of their genetics. I assume you are referring to the 7 days of creation in which light was created on the first day, but the sun, moon and stars on the 4th. Again I refer you to the Genesis interpretation link which explains this. Slavery itself is not sin. Rather it is simply politically incorrect today. I refer you to the study on Philemon I'm not sure what "mercilly" means, but I think I understand your question. God creates and God destroys. That's God's right as the Creator. But if people are "innocent" as you propose, such deaths do not mean that they are condemned. Everyone has to die eventually. Even Jesus, though sinless, died. Concerning the suffering of "innocent" people, I suggest you read the book of Job in the Old Testament. By the way the term "Jew" or "Jewish" did not come into play until the Babylonian captivity and it only referred to those from the Southern Kingdom of Judah. I also suggest you read the context of the passages. Or is it that you just heard of these questions from someone, but didn't actually bother to read the Bible yourself? God never condoned such actions, except in the case of witches. But that was in the Law of Moses, which given to Jews, not Christians. There were no commands given to Christians to do those kinds of things. And I have often publically objected to these kinds of actions by post-Biblical institutional Christianity. Thanks for bringing this up so that it can be clarified that such behavior is not consistent with Biblical Christianity.

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Jul 29,2015