Tired Old Argument Number 3 - Bad Verses
Bad, insane, worst, ridiculous, disgusting, shocking, gruesome
verses/stories in the Bible
With not very much poking around on Youtube you will run across many
videos purporting to educate you on all the bad things in the Bible.
Titles run the gamut from "bad verses" to "insane" and "ridiculous
verses." Many of these videos are from atheists and a few are from
people who genuinely question what they read.
However, not one is accurate. Each adjective is an opinion based on
what the video maker thinks is shocking or disgusting, not on what
actually is shocking or disgusting. The verses are taken out of context
and usually assume that God is a bad guy before they even read what they
are criticizing or mocking.
For instance, one verse I happen to see was about dashing babies on
rocks. Certainly not something that I would want to have happen, but it
fades into nothingness compared to the 30 or 40 million babies cut and
torn out of the womb by abortions. Not a peep about that bad, insane,
worst, ridiculous, disgusting, shocking, gruesome behavior.
Most of the people who are making these claims condone activities
such as abortion and homosexuality. Or they are atheists who hold to no
moral standard except their own version of right and wrong. So for them
to question some of the statements or a circumstance in the Bible is
Some have an ax to grind, as in the case of the attacks on
homosexuality teachings. Homosexuals of course don't want to be reminded
that their lifestyle choice is deadly and destroys all involved. They
don't want to be told they will end up separated permanently by choice
from the God they hate. They'd rather believe that their destructive
behavior had no consequences. Sadly, it's true that God hates sin and
unrepentant sinners will not only have bad things happen in this life
but the next life too.
There are those who simply mock. These don't merit any attention
whatsoever because they have nothing to add to any intelligent
discussion. Understanding comes very slowly to people who mock, and I
question the presence of enough brain matter present in them to have a
reasonable, rational discussion in the first place.
If you want to refute the arguments, go ahead but it's a waste of
your time. They are not making logical, reasoned arguments. They simply
want to try and destroy you and God's kingdom. Such a person refuses to
see reason because they are driven by pride and don't want to answer to
a loving, all knowing God with the power to consign them to eternity
apart from the good things they despise.
All, every single one, of those who post such videos or write these
kinds of blog entries, books, TV shows or websites have one thing in
common. They do not want to do what God says. They reject His
sovereignty, His authority, His commands or Law and everything about
Him. One commenter I read said it best. "I tried to be Christian a few
times but I hate the rules."
The only thing that remains is to be gods themselves. They want to be
king over their own kingdoms, which would consist of everyone who
listens to their vacant ramblings and thinks like they do. The problem
with that is everyone else wants to be king also. They are what the
Bible calls fools or the "willingly ignorant."
Remember the bottom line. The mockers, scoffers, pseudo-educated,
pseudo-scientists are tearing down what is good and right. What do they
offer in place?
Literally they offer nothing except self-indulgence, self-worship, or
self-seeking. The kingdoms of the world they dangle in front of you are
all prone to burning and destruction. They will not last; they cannot
last. There can only be one ruler of their kingdoms, and he doesn't
share very well.
We get a glimpse of how their kingdoms will turn out when you look at
communistic countries. Everyone is equally miserable except the
fortunate few who rule. Those rulers make their living off the backs of
the many and don't care a whit about the people they rule. That's
paradise compared to what life would be like if we believed these
mockers and scoffers and bought into their line of empty rhetoric.
Nothing but misery and pain awaits those who turn their backs on God.
If you want to refute these jokers, it takes a lot of work. Read the
context of the quotes and look up definitions of words. Make them define
their words better. Or you could just read all of the Word and do what
God says. You can easily spot false arguments by handling the whole and
completely true Word of God. Study the genuine and get to know our
loving God better and you will be able to see right through the mockers
and complainers as they trip merrily along to hell. With the genuine
article you might be able to rescue some of those who are questioning,
but don't count on it.
If the fools who teach these things took a moment to fairly evaluate
the verses they claim are so bad, insane, worst, ridiculous, disgusting,
shocking or gruesome there would be more acceptance and fewer mocking
videos. They don't because they don't want God in the first place. They
manufacture problems out of thin air because they hate God and are
trying to get others to hate with them. My advice is don't waste your
time with the false. Just concentrate on the words of life.