UnGodly advise to parents

Rebellous Child Stoned

 

As you will see in this post, the Bible clearly proves why it should never ever be used as a guide on how to raise a child. I must give you a warning: Do not try this at home.

If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid. Deut. 21:18-21

That’s right folks, if your teenage son or daughter is acting like teenagers and you can’t seem to get through to them, like any other parent actually can, just have them killed! Bury them up to their necks and throw rocks at their head until their brains explode all over the ground. No big deal, after all, God said it was okay.

So if you consider yourself a Bible believing , God fearing Christian, I would suggest giving this a try the next time your teenager refuses to clean up their room. One thing is damn certain, if you stone your son or daughter and you have other children, those other children will never step out of line again.

Therefore, the next you son or daughter acts like a typical teenager, you know what to do (wink wink) and don’t worry Im sure  once you are seated in a courtroom and explain that you brutally  murdered your child because God told you to, I’m sure they will understand, after all, everything we read in the Bible is true, accurate and applicable right?

I know any Christian who reads this post will probably say ‘those were different times. God doesn’t really want us to kill our children’. Yet at the same time those same people will say that God never changes and is the same yesterday, today and forever more. To this I would challenge, if God never changes this means that God still holds the same standard today as he did even before creation. If that is the case, then he still wants is to murder our problem children.

Now the Christian would probably say ‘but we no longer live under the Old Covenant. We have a new covenant with Christ.’ I will admit that this is my most favorite argument from believers because they haven’t taken the time to actually think about what they’ve said. Let me explain…

They make the claim that the Old Testament is no longer relevant now that Christ has come. However, what they have failed to realize is that , according to their beliefs, Christ is God in man form. Can you see where this is leading? If Christ is God in man form and God proclaims that he never changes, that would mean that Jesus being God believes the same as God because, according to their beliefs, he IS God. So, it would be logical to assume that Jesus would agree with you killing you child for misbehaving.

So why aren’t you willing to follow what God teaches? Simply put, because you are more moral than God.

 

 

 

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One thought on “UnGodly advise to parents

  1. Steve Sayles December 14, 2014 at 7:40 AM Reply

    Hello

    Once again I see that you are taking our modern ethical cultural position and imposing it trans-culturally across time. This is always an error when trying to understand ancient texts and documents. True understanding comes from a correct hermeneutic. One must always endeavor to understand what the author is saying from within his own context (Authorial intent).

    The passage in view Deut. 21:18-21 seems an extremely harsh method of parenting from our modern Western ethic. If there is no God , as your worldiew assumes. Your question and blog should be addressing why would the original writer/s make such an harsh law? For the Christian the question is similar Why would God instruct his people to parent in such a way. Socrates asks a very good question.

    Socrates asks Euthyphro (a young man) why he thinks it is a good thing to bring charges against his own father. The young man replies that it is the pious thing to do. Socrates asks him if he knows what piety is. Euthyphro responds by saying that he believes that piety is to please the gods. Socrates asks how we know how to do that and Euthyphro responds that to do as the gods do is to please them. He cites passages from the epic tales that describe a god taking actions against his own father and provides this as a justification for doing what he is doing. Socrates presses on with his questions. For Socrates this is a most important matter. Socrates is attempting to learn how one knows what is “GOOD”. Euthyphro thinks he knows what is the GOOD. It is whatever is pleasing to the gods. The gods are the standard for goodness. Now Socrates has a major problem with this approach. There are problems with it. Socrates asks Euthyphro the key questions. Which gods are we to please. Not all the gods agree. The stories report that they war among themselves. So what is pleasing to one may be displeasing to another. There were stories of gods respecting their parent s and stories of the gods killing their own parents. Likewise there were stories of the gods killing their own children, committing murder, lying, raping and every other horrible act.

    In the Old Testament, God appears harsh (from our cultural viewpoint). Because God does not inform us directly why he imposed each and every law, we can only try to reason from what we know (in accordance with out global understanding of the Bible).

    First, it was to demonstrate the exacting requirements of the Law–a perfect and demanding standard.(Which no person can keep fully)

    Second, it ultimately demonstrates the need for grace that would eventually be manifested on the cross. ( Because all fall short of the standard set out in the law)

    Third, should rebellion take root the very heart of the gospel would be at risk since the prophecies of the Messiah coming to and through Israel could be undermined should rebellion become rampant and society fall apart causing the prophecies to fail.

    Therefore, we can conclude that this harsh requirement was a necessary legality to instill and designate the necessity of family order and respect and to ultimately provide another safeguard that would ensure the sacrifice of Christ.

    Also, consider the following points
    • That it is a son, and not a daughter.
    • That he is “stubborn” and “rebellious,” a “glutton” and a “drunkard.
    • “The parents are the only allowed plaintiffs, and both must concur in the complaint to make it a legal one.
    • He is brought before the elders of the city, and investigation is had into the merits of the case.
    • That no case is on record (Not recorded in the Bible) in which a person was put to death under this law.

    That the mere fact of the existence of such a law would tend strongly to confirm the authority of parents, and to deter youth from disobedience and unfilial conduct. This was a law under the Mosaic Covenant. Christians are under the New Covenant, with different laws.

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