Quenching God’s Thirst for Blood

1) Capital Punishment Crimes: Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests As for anyone who presumes to disobey the priest appointed to minister there to the Lord your God, or the judge, that person shall die. So you shall purge the evil from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12) Kill Witches You shall not permit a female sorcerer …

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The Old Testament and Iron Age Palestine

Let’s talk about the Old Testament and actual history for a second. We’re all familiar with the stories: The Israelite nation is descended from Abraham, a tent-dwelling herdsman to whom “God” promised the land of Canaan. In an attempt to escape famine, his grandson Jacob and his family traveled to Egypt, where their descendants were …

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Why God Is Not Omniscient (God v. Moses)

Many consider the Hebrew “God” to be omniscient; unfortunately this is not so. Omniscient is defined as 1: having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight; and 2: possessed of universal or complete knowledge. I will prove my point by simply quoting the book of Numbers, chapter 14 [one of my favorite Bible stories]: The Israelites, who …

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