The Cherry Tree, established circa 90 to 300 C. E. , where Christians come to pick the finest cherries.
To make Christianity relevant in these modern times many ancient practices and beliefs must be abandoned. To accomplish this, those parts of the Bible that are barbaric must be ignored or relegated as being no longer in force.
To allow this to occur modern Christians have declared that a “New Covenant” was established upon the arrival of Jesus on the scene, despite that Jesus said, in Matthew 5:18-19:
“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
How is this new Covenant established? How can they justify ignoring Jesus’ mandate that the ancient laws must continue to be obeyed? Their justification rests in Romans 10:4:
“For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to every one that believeth.”
Unfortunately, for the believer, this was not a dictation from Jesus, but was written by Paul. There is no reference in literature, to this dictate, before Paul. Why did Paul write this? His writings were an effort to make Christianity more presentable to the Roman audience, an audience that preferred not to have to obey old Jewish laws.
Today’s modern “Christians” aren’t Christians at all. They are followers of Paul, not Jesus. Since Paul advocated the followers to ignore Christ’s teachings, Paul is a false prophet. Modern Christians, by ignoring the old laws, and adhering to a teaching by Paul, are following a false prophet.
To be good Christians according to the law Christians must:
1. Stone disobedient Children.
2. Women are lesser beings and must submit to their husbands.
3. Gays must be stoned to death.
4. Death must come to all who work on the Sabbath.
5. Blasphemers must die.
6. Inheritance must go to the first born son.
7. Up to the third and fourth generation, the children of a man must be punished for his sins.
This list is incomplete and more can be found in your handy dandy Bible. I encourage all Christians to read their Bibles, with their reasoning center turned on, instead of off as is usually the case. Remember, as a wise individual once said:
“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”
– Isaac Asimov