Rebellion and Justice

When living in rebellion, one wants no judgement, or justice.

They want no just judge over them. They flee at the very sound of judgement. Every part of their being, rebels at “being made right” (righteousness).

Rebellion clashes head long with justice. It rises up at the very sound of the word.

Rebellion, which runs deeper than all else, which resides at the core of mankind, will die in the very end. But, until then, it will fight to it’s very last day here on earth.

These words came to me this morning, while looking into His word.

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2 Responses to “Rebellion and Justice”

  1. moriahbethany Says:

    Ok, but here is the problem. If you are right then your book must be %100 true.
    Here are some passages from the Bible.
    Exodus 21:7 (This is only one passage that condones sexual slavery)

    7″If a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free (E)as the male slaves do.

    8″If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his unfairness to her.
    Exodus 21:20
    20″If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.

    21″If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; (M)for he is his property.

    Leviticus 19:19 (Petty much?)

    19′You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; (W)you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.

    Leviticus 20:9 (put your child to death)

    9′If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.

    Deuteronomy 23 ( Well crap, there goes all the teenagers)

    10″ If there is among you any man who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he must go outside the camp; he may not reenter the camp.

    Deuteronomy 22:21 (how to treat a girl who is not a virgin on her wedding night)

    21then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has (K)committed an act of folly in Israel by playing the harlot in her father’s house; thus (L)you shall purge the evil from among you.

    And there are many more. These words are the word of God. I struggled with this for a long time and eventually realized that I couldn’t cherry pick the parts I liked and dispose the rest.This book has to be all true, or not at all. I was surprised to find that when I “lost my faith” I was still the same person. I still live my daily life trying to alleviate human suffering and trying to be happy. The only real difference is that I don’t feel guilty over trying to make myself believe something that deep down didn’t make any sense to me. Check out the verses for yourself!

  2. Richard Says:

    Moriah,
    Sorry to hear about your plot. Please be reminded that we are no longer under “Old Testament law”. In Jesus, we are free from the bondage of the laws. Their are many verses in the New Testament that deal with your problem of trying to earn acceptance through the law. Would you like me to share a few with you?
    Thanks for stopping by!

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