Religious thing~~Why are you here-?

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    As I see it, Jesus was not only preaching the bad things of old, he was also preaching redemption. One can be saved; just abide by His instructions, follow His commandments and peace will be your reward.

    God’s Chosen People
    I have a personal attachment to the Old Testament and the verses contained therein. This includes the verses where the Lord talked directly to the Israelite people. In this one-way discussion the Lord laid out directives (commandments) for them to follow and the blessing they would get if they followed His suggestions. I took these directives and compared them to historical events. Personally, I would like to see the Israeli people change their ways by embracing the stranger (Palestinian) and treat them as one of their own, just as the Lord instructed them to do. I truly believe this “example” would create a wave of peace across the middle east.

    In closing I want the Israeli’s to embrace the Palestinians as one of their own, dismantle the illegal settlements and change the name of their country from “Israel” to “Palestine”.

    I believe God is now judging them for the last time. If they do not ask God for forgiveness and repent for their past deeds; then all will be lost.

    I need your help either by helping me or by correction my misguided view of them.

    Any suggestions or comments are welcome whether pro or con.
     
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    You would be well advised to put on your figurative kevlar underwear.
     
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    you are TOO FAR GONE. If the writings of the "old testament" attract you-----try reading the book
     
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    Let's just start here:

    What do you mean, Jesus was preaching the "bad things of old"?
     
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    Remember, to be 'God' would mean being beyond all human comprehension and definition, author of all this already incomprehensibly gigantic universe and all its laws.
    Now, remember that while reading religious texts that define 'God', in no matter what terms.
    It can only be metaphor, and that at best.
     
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    Matthew 10:34 - 39

    34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

    35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

    36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

    37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

    38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

    39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
     
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    Voila! Metaphor.
     
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    Some of the most difficult words in the entire Bible.

    But True words, indeed--and words of Life.
     
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    He has no idea-----he never read the books
     
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    It seems that for now, you're not addressing my question about the "bad things of old".

    Try this one then: how can it be that you are saying if we want to be saved by Jesus we have to abide by His commandments and follow His commandments and "peace will be your reward". What are you talking about? Why then did he say, when the disciples asked Him, "Who then can be saved": "With man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible"? (Matthew 19:26)

    If you are so badly handling the New Testament, how can we trust you to handle what God apparently wants in the OT?
     

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