"Question: "Does God killing people make Him a murderer?"
Answer: The Old Testament records God killing multitudes of people, and some people want to believe this makes Him a murderer. The misconception that âkillingâ and âmurderâ are synonymous is partially based on the King James mistranslation of the sixth commandment, which reads, âThou shalt not killâ (Exodus 20:13). However, the word kill is a translation of the Hebrew word ratsach, which nearly always refers to intentional killing without cause. The correct rendering of this word is âmurder,â and all modern translations render the command as âYou shall not murder.â The Bible in Basic English best conveys its meaning: âDo not put anyone to death without cause.â
It is true that God has intentionally killed many people. (God never âaccidentallyâ does anything.) In fact, the Bible records that He literally wiped out entire nations including women, children, cattle, etc. In addition to that, God killed every living creature upon the face of the earth with the exception of eight people and the animals on the ark (Genesis 7:21-23; 1 Peter 3:20). Does this make Him a murderer?" http://www.gotquestions.org/God-killing.html
Lurker wrote: Another prophecy which came to pass concurrent with Romans 1:18-32: Isa 24:1-23
Why not make it easier Lurker and try to convince somebody that the entire book of Isaiah is cut and pasted by Paul into Romans 1:18...
Isaiah 60 "This whole chapter is all to the same purport, all in the same strain; it is a part of Godâs covenant with his church, which is spoken of in the last verse of the foregoing chapter, and the blessings here promised are the fruits of the word and Spirit there promised. The long continuance of the church, even unto the utmost ages of time, was there promised, and here the large extent of the church, even unto the utmost regions of the earth; and both these tend to the honour of the Redeemer. It is here promised, I. That the church shall be enlightened and shone upon (v. 1, v. 2). II. That it shall be enlarged and great additions made to it, to join in the service of God (v. 3-8) .....
Romans 1:19-32 "In this last part of the chapter the apostle applies what he had said particularly to the Gentile world, in which we may observe,I. The means and helps they had to come to the knowledge of God ...." (M.Henry)
"More and more American protestant churches are flexing their muscles and giving their collared leaders the old heave-ho."
"Pastors are experiencing what everyone else is experiencing â job instability - and lots of it. In fact, in the good old USA, itâs getting hard to find a minister who hasnât been fired at some point in his or her career. I know of what I speak, I was pushed out the door of my first church and I didnât do anything wrong. Blame it on Donald Trump. Too many people know how to say: âYouâre fired!â"
"Every pastor at that table had a horror story about how they were forced to leave a past church. Several pastors were forced out on multiple occasions. This memorable session is consistent with statistics from Christianity Today which found that 23 per cent of surveyed ministers were either fired or forced out of a ministry at one time in their career. When congregations were polled it was found that 34 per cent of them either fired or forced the resignation of a minister in their recent history. These numbers come from research in the 1990s." William Whithead
Rob wrote: not one single GK MSS (including those used for the TR!) has the words and yet is, NOT ONE!
"The New Testament Was Doctrinally Corrupted by Early Heretics.
Dean Burgon wrote:
"And the Written Word in like manner, in the earliest age of all, was shamefully handled by mankind. Not only was it confused through human infirmity and misapprehension, but it became also the object of restless malice and unsparing assaults. Marcion, Valentinus, Basilides, Heracleon, Menander, Asclepiades, Theodotus, Hermophilus, Apollonides, and other heretics adapted the Gospels to their own ideas." [Dean Burgon, The Traditional Text, p. 10]
If these nine above-named heretics adapted the Gospels to their own ideas and they lived during the first few centuries of the church age, it is entirely possible that B and Aleph and their allies might have been samples of some of their depravations. B and Aleph both were from Egypt. According to Dr. Bruce Metzger,
"Every deviant Christian sect was represented in Egypt during the second century." [Bruce Metzger, Early Versions, p. 101, quoted in Dr. Jack Moorman, Early Manuscripts, p. 40]
He then listed no less than eleven such "deviant Christian sects." Egypt abounded with theological heresies." (TBS)
June wrote: 'Freedom of Information Act 2000 I refer to your request for information about âany attempt by any Minister, civil servant or Special Adviser to frustrate these (CoSO) paymentsâ. I am writing to confirm that OFMDFM has now completed its search for this information and have established that the Department does not hold information relevant to your request, as no attempts were made to frustrate these payments. I would like to apologise for the delay in providing you with this response.' Payments were made by the Executive and NO ATTEMPT WAS MADE BY ANY âMINISTER, CIVIL SERVANT OR SPECIAL ADVISOR TO FRUSTRATE THESE PAYMENTS.â
Thats because WESTMINSTER parliament made the decision and the executive command to pay.
All Stormont did was obey - as they are required to do!!
"In July 2006 the then Secretary of State Peter Hain announced his intention to award a short term fund to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender sector. No further Ministerial authorisation was or will be sought in respect of payments of the fund."
"Mr Paisley continued: "They took the paper to Westminster and signed it at Westminster and they gave them the money they had promised, but I never gave them a penny, not a penny."
He also said: "They told me that if I didn't do it I would be put in prison. Says I: roll on the prison, I've been there before."
DJC49 wrote: More properly understood, the 6th commandment of the decalogue reads: "You shall not MURDER." [Ex 20:13 NASB] This is a superior rendering of the Hebrew instead if the KJV which reads: "Thou shalt not kill." There's a HUGE difference between murder and kill. And law-abiding citizens keep guns in lieu of keeping baseball bats, longbows, broadswords, and morning stars.
Still does not answer the question, Why?
I don't keep a weapon of any kind in my house. And in America not everybody needed to defend themselves everyday in their life.
The question is really for the individual isn't it.
But the Christian could ask; Does God protect me or do I need a weapon to keep me alive as long as God wants me to live?
Mike wrote: It's the law of the land. Romans 13 says we are subject to the higher powers. Those who oppose the right of the people to keep and bear arms are against the law of the land, and stand in opposition to the higher powers.
Pope Williams = (P/W) Commands âEvery mouth should confess Christ came in the flesh â or, in his estimation, they are deceivers or antichrist.â
So Because we donât observe this necessary formulae in the Gospels/Epistles then we must declare the writers deceiver and antichrist. IAW P/Wâs law.
So We must rewrite the Bible and remove all who do not adhere to this law.
If it is so completely essential to prove Christian authenticity then we must use it as criterion in judging ALL, including the disciples who wrote the Bible, where we find it lacking in other books.
Clearly iaw P/W the crucial element is âin the fleshâ â Many other confessions are prescribed in the NT, however they simply donât come up to his standard without these three word. They are to be rejected.
If the most crucial words for you are âin the fleshâ Then hereâs three In the flesh. In the flesh. In the flesh. Feel better now?