Statements Every Bible Believer Must Agree With

For the purposes of this post, “Bible believer” is defined as someone who believes that what is written in the Bible is true, and inspired by God.

One of the most frustrating and enraging things for me coming out of religion has not been that Christians disagree with me, or I with them, but that the overwhelming majority refuse to debate honestly, or in a decent, human, and authentic way. Most refuse to even engage at all. It’s the rare one that is real and honest enough to actually listen to a question and say “I don’t know,” when they reach an impasse. I can respect that. The other, robotic dismissal thing boils my blood, and breaks my heart, because I put in literal decades doing what they said — studying and praying and seeking, because they told me it was right — and I believed 110%. To be brushed off and ignored after all that… What a nasty, nasty scam.

Without further ado, here is a brief list of statements all Bible believers must agree with, according to the Bible itself:

  1. God creates evil. (Isaiah 45:7)
  2. All scripture (i.e. Bible verses) are “God-breathed.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
  3. Hitler was placed in power by God. (Romans 13:11)
  4. It is shameful for men to have long hair. (1 Corinthians 11:14)
  5. Women may not talk in church. (1 Corinthians 14:34)
  6. Slavery is acceptable and slaves should serve even abusive masters. (1 Peter 2:18) (Leviticus 25:44-46Note that slaves are to come from the heathen i.e. “goyim” in Hebrew, and not from the Israelites) (Titus 2:9)
  7. It is sometimes okay to lie and cheat (even with your parents) to get a reward. (Genesis 27:19) (Genesis 20Note that God punishes the innocent parties in this story for Abraham’s now second instance of this type of lie)
  8. Humans can be acceptably killed and sacrificed to God. (Judges 11:29-40) (Leviticus 27:28, 29) (Deuteronomy 13:15, 16) (Genesis 22:2)
  9. Pedophilia, murder, and rape are acceptable when God allows or commands them. (Numbers 31: 17, 18, 32, 35)
  10. Infanticide and abortion are acceptable if God commands them. (Exodus 13:15) (1 Samuel 15:3) (Numbers 5:23-28)
  11. Polygamy is acceptable. (Deuteronomy 21:15 among myriad other examples of “godly men” keeping many wives and concubines).
  12. Kids are punished for the sins of their fathers. (Exodus 34:7)
  13. Kids are not punished for the sins of their fathers. (Ezekiel 18:20)
  14. You should obey the government. Resisting government is resisting god and results in judgment/damnation even after Christ’s sacrifice. (Romans 13:1) (Titus 3:1) (Romans 13:2)
  15. Jesus accepts taxation and state authority to collect taxes. (Luke 3:13)
  16. Jesus said he came only for the Jews. (Matthew 15:24, 25)
  17. Jesus called a non-Jewish woman a “dog.” (Matthew 15:24, 25)
  18. Jesus advises not to pray or worry about food like the “Gentiles” do. (Matthew 6:7) (Matthew 6:31, 32)
  19. Believers can handle venomous snakes and drink poison and live. (Mark 16:17, 18)
  20. Elders praying over sick people will — always is the implication — save them. (James 5:14, 15)
  21. No Christian ever sins. People who do not love their brothers or do not practice righteousness are not saved. (1 John 3:7-10)
  22. You cannot lose your salvation after being saved. (Romans 8:1) (Romans 8:38, 39) (John 10:28, 29)
  23. You can definitely lose your salvation after being saved. (2 Peter 1:10) (Hebrews 10:26-30) (2 Peter 2:20-21) (2 John 1:8) (1 Corinthians 9:24-27) (Revelation 2:2-6) (Revelation 3:2-5) (Revelation 3:11) (Revelation 20:12 — Judged according to works, not faith alone)
  24. God wants all people to be saved but also makes some people for the purpose of being destroyed and not saved. (1 Timothy 2:3, 4) (2 Peter 3:9) (Romans 9:14-24)
  25. Ostensibly saved people can still be punished or killed for sins even after accepting Christ’s sacrifice for sins. (Acts 5:1-11) (1 Corinthians 5:5)
  26. The Holy Spirit itself says it is “necessary” to follow Old Testament law even after Christ’s death. (Acts 15:28, 29)
  27. Paul follows the Old Testament law to trick the Jews in Jerusalem into thinking he is still compliant with tradition, and that rumors of his radical teachings about not needing circumcision and the law are a lie. (Acts 21:24-26)
  28. In the New Jerusalem, non-Jews will be the servants and slaves of Jews, serving to bring “glory” and money into the city. (Isaiah 49:22, 23) (Isaiah 54:3, 10-12) (Isaiah 60:10-22) (Isaiah 61:5, 6) (Revelation 21:26 “nations” = Gentile )
  29. People from the ethno-religious/”racial” group “Jews” are superior to all other people. (Deuteronomy 7:6) (Romans 11:18) (Romans 2:10)
  30. All are equal in Christ, but Jews are preferred, as Gentiles are “contrary to nature.” (Romans 11:24)
  31. It’s okay to murder a crowd of children for making fun of old bald guys, if the old bald guys are prophets. (2 Kings 2:23-25)
  32. Mary Magdalene was overjoyed and already on her way, running back to tell the others Christ was gone from the tomb, when she first encountered the risen Jesus, immediately recognizing him. (Matthew 28:1-10)
  33. Mary Magdalene was crying and sad and didn’t recognize him, and still at the tomb, when she first encountered the risen Jesus. (John 20:11-18)

That’s enough of this lunacy for now. I gotta get back to my life.

By Voluntary Japan

Living life.

3 replies on “Statements Every Bible Believer Must Agree With”

I avoid discussions with others because my ideas are still immature and not finalised, but if I can gain more insight by discussing them, then maybe it is good to do so.
I’m having a discussion with myself at the moment, maybe this is what you call a conflict.
And maybe, of course, it’s not necessary to fix the way of thinking at the moment.
People’s thinking changes.
Still, if you ask me, in a world where everything is a mystery, I would like to grasp some truth that I can believe in with certainty.
This hope will not disappear.
Maybe it’s because my heart is weak.
People who can sleep next to someone they can truly trust and love are lucky.
Is there any other such miracle?

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Thanks very much for your thoughts here.

Honestly, yeah. I want some certainty to cling to as well. But I cannot pretend to find it in the schizophrenic religious world that rejects logic, love, and honest thinkers anymore. I do think there is “something” though.

And indeed, the thing you said at the end. That is a real miracle!

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