Bible Verses Created by Sick Minds
"Women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law also says."
— 1 Corinthians 14:34
"Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her as a covering."
— 1 Corinthians 11:13-15
"If any man takes a wife, and goes in on her, and detests her, and charges her with shameful conduct, and brings a bad name on her, and says, 'I took this woman, and when I came to her I found she was not a virgin..."
— Deuteronomy 22:13,14
"But if ... evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones..."
— Deuteronomy 22:20,21
If a man discovers that a woman is not a virgin on her wedding night, all the men in town can murder her by stoning her to death.
Is this the word of God? Hardly.
The command to stone to death a young girl who is not proven to be a virgin on her wedding night is simply an ugly man-made rule of murder that was put into the biblical text by sick minds.
WHY are fundamentalists so afraid to admit the obvious, that such verses like the one listed above are simply not the Word of God? Could it be that sick people gravitate to positions of religious authority? How can you listen to anyone that doesn't condemn these types of passages in the bible? I certainly don't.
"If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched."
— Mark 9:43
Fundamentalists admit that the above verse was not meant to be taken literally even though the words above were spoken by Jesus Himself.
This proves that fundamentalists are willing to say that certain scriptures weren't meant to be believed literally, even those which contain the actual words of Jesus Christ!
"One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the congregation of the Lord."
— Deuteronomy 23:2
If you were born to an unwed mother, the Bible says that you shouldn't be allowed in church. Do "Bible-believing" fundamentalists follow this rule? Of course not!. They acknowledge that this verse was meant for a different time.
Yes, even fundamentalists acknowledge that certain scriptures were only meant to be applied to the particular time and place in which they were written.
The idea of refusing membership in the church to a child born to an unwed mother is seen as being unreasonable today, even though the scripture instructs it.
"Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ."
— Ephesians 6:5
"Slaves, obey your human masters in everything; don't work only while being watched, in order to please men, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord."
— Colossians 3:22
"Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back ."
— Titus 2:9
"Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel. "
— 1 Peter 2:18
Slaves should obey their masters? Hardly. Slavery was one of the most offensive institutions to ever befall humanity. Sadly, the scriptures condoned it, and, as you can see from the above verses, demanded that slaves obey their masters...even cruel ones. Are those verses the "Word of God?" Of course not. They are merely reflective of cultural biases which found their way into the Biblical text.
"Test all things; hold fast what is good."
— 1 Thessalonians 5:21, NKJV