Moderate Christians love to talk about how Jesus fixed the Old Testament, or, in other words, obsoleted the horribly offensive parts about slavery, keeping women in their place, killing gays, etc. In fact, he did no such thing.
I’ll be doing two things here:
Show you that Jesus fully supported everything in the Old Testament
Show you exactly how horrible that is.
So first, here is Jesus speaking specifically on the topic of Old Testament teachings:
The Law Stands
Keep in mind, this is Jesus Christ saying this–in the Bible that all Christians own and cherish. Don’t take my word for it; look it up–it’s all there.
So now that we understand that he fully supported what’s in the Old Testament, let’s take a look at what he actually just commanded us to uphold.
The Law That Stands
Blasphemy is Punishable by Death
Cheaters Must Die
Dishonoring Your Mother or Father is Punishable by Death
People Who Work on Sunday Should be Killed
If a Woman is Not a Virgin When She Gets Married, She Has to Die
There’s Nothing Wrong With Slavery
Gays Should be Put to Death
Women Should Shut the Hell Up and Do as They’re Told
Keep in mind, these aren’t suggestions. They’re not optional. Remember what Jesus said, “Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven…” He also said they’re not open to any personal interpretation. It’s all very clear to anyone willing to actually read their Bible.
But don’t listen to an atheist, we’re the last people you should trust. Read your own Bible. All the references are there for you. It is you who must reconcile this evil.
But luckily there’s an easy solution: Ask yourself which is more likely:
God and Jesus really are evil (which the Bible’s own text proves, if you open yours and look)or…
It’s actually all made up, so there’s nothing to worry about.
The answer is #2. God is not evil, and neither is Jesus. Man made them up in order to control other men. Few things offer better proof of this than the actual teachings in the Bible. You, my kind and thoughtful Christian friends, do not need this. You are above it.
Thanks to christianitydisproved.com for the list of Old Testament commands.