Natural selection- Is evil in my opinion. Extreme example I know, but the Nazi's were using natural selection to rid the world of Jews.The Bible does not condone the practice of slavery. Yes it admits slavery exists and it deals with people who are living in a fallen world where slavery is used. Every time slavery is opposed in history, you will find the followers of Christ leading the way. Sadly I admit Christ followers have faught to keep slavery, but I say they were and are wrong and need to repent.
That is a ridiculous example.Please explain how was that "natural selection" and not the product of one mans extreme hatred?
Pastor Todd seems to have natural selection confused with artificial selection and eugenics. Yes, Hitler and his Nazis (all Christians, by the way) wished to create a "master race," and they attempted to do so by practicing eugenics. It was not natural selection by any stretch of the term.Then again, I'm not surprised at all to see a pastor spreading lies. It's what they do, after all.
Pastor Todd, I don't think you understand natural selection and I am very interested in what 'Bible' you read that doesn't condone slavery? Because my bible condones slavery; here are just some of the revolting things it has to say on the matter:Exodus 21:1-4 "If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself."Exodus 21:7 "And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do."Deuteronomy 15:12-18 "And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him."Regarding the beating and killing of slaves, the Book of Exodus contains laws regarding punishment for the one who kills the slave as well as injunctions to avoid injuring the eyes and teeth.Exodus 21:20-21 "And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money."Exodus 21:26-27 "And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake."The Book of Leviticus prohibited the harsh ruling over other Israelites, but that slaves could be taken from the Gentiles.Leviticus 25:44-46 "Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour."Also, in Leviticus, a distinction is made between the hired servant and the slave.Leviticus 25:48-53 "After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him: Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself. And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him."There is much much more, but I think this gets my point across. Stephen King writes books that are a better moral guide than the bible, perhaps one of them was what you were remembering?
Its really amazing how these religious ppl lie. They are only worried about their jobs rather than spreading the truth.
What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.
What's your opinion?