Posts Tagged ‘God’

Does The Bible Encourage Suidice?

December 9, 2012

The Bible has some good things to say about suicide

If you are thinking of committing suicide — call some Godly folks and talk to them at 1-800-273-8255. Right NOW! The wise people on the phone are much smarter than I am.

I cannot say for sure whether or not the Bible exactly wants you to commit suicide. There seems to be much value in not killing yourself. However, according the Bible, there is nothing wrong with committing suicide. Some of our greatest Biblical heroes have committed suicide! You should always look to the example of such Godly men as Samson and Saul, who both killed themselves. The Bible is the infallible Holy Word of God and the Godly men in it should always guide our steps.

In this Bible Study we will open up His Word and look at exactly what the Bible has to say on your own suicide.

If you are thinking of suicide, you should certainly read our earlier Bible Study on how meaningless life is. That can give you information on what the great Father thinks of you. It’s good that the Bible makes no mistakes, it has no errors in it! I thank the father that he has given us sinful humans this Holy Word. We are filth in his sight.

Matthew 22:21
For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

Romans 3:10
There is no one righteous, not even one

Certainly God does not think highly of us humans. He formed us out of dust [Genesis 2:7] and blessed us all with a sinful nature. We are sinful humans and we are dirt in the eyes of the wonderful Father. It is reasonable to think that ending your own life might be exactly what God wants you to do. He has blessed us with so much sin.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Job 7:15-16
15 so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine. 16 I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.

John 8:34
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.”

When I was a child Samson was my favorite hero from the Bible. I looked up to this strong man who fought against the Philistines. Samson was such an example of what it is to be a Godly man. When Samson asked God to give him the strength to push over the pillars and kill himself and the Philistines — God did strengthen Samson so he could commit suicide! God himself helped such a great man to commit suicide.

King Saul was chosen by God to be king. Saul was anointed by the prophet Samuel, and Saul was loved by God. Saul too committed suicide.

1 Samuel 31:4-5
4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.

The Bible shows us two suicides at the same time. Saul is surely in heaven right now smiling down upon you as you ponder if suicide might be right for you. I do pray that you can make a decision using the wisdom of the Bible. Always remember that the Bible is never wrong, even when it says that God is all-powerful.

In closing I’ll leave you with one last encouragement for your life.

John 12:25
Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

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Women Are Inferior To Men

December 4, 2008

According to the Bible, are women inferior to men?

The Bible certainly tells us that women are the lesser sex and that men are in charge of women. This is a recurring message throughout both the Old and New Testaments. The Bible has again provided us with such wonderful insight and inspiring words with which to guide our lives!

I Timothy 2:11-14
11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15But women will be saved through childbearing–if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

The Apostle Paul, one of the great warriors for God in the Bible, has written these words. His letters have become words to live by. He was always bold and strong in his word, even here he does not speak lightly. Women must keep quiet and cannot teach men. They are weak and easily deceived and brought into sin. Paul knows what he is talking about!

1 Corinthians 11:3
Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:23
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

He has again established a mans superiority over women, so there is no doubt. My wife must keep silent and do what I say. Men of God rejoice that the Bible has established this things. But can we only listen to the Apostle Paul, are the words of this blessed man enough for us? They are indeed words to live by, but it cannot hurt to look elsewhere in the Bible for wisdom.

Genesis 3:16
To the woman he said,
“I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing;
with pain you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”

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The Bible Supports Abortion

November 20, 2008

Does the Bible support having an abortion?

The answer is an unequivocal yes! But don’t take my word for it, let us actually open up the Bible and read it’s words.

Numbers 5:20-22
20 But if you have gone astray while under your husband’s authority, and if you have defiled yourself and some man other than your husband has lain with you”— 21 then the priest shall put the woman under the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman—“the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD makes your thigh rot and your belly swell; 22 and may this water that causes the curse go into your stomach, and make your belly swell and your thigh rot.”
Then the woman shall say, “Amen, so be it.”

In this first section God himself (also known as the Lord) performs the abortion at the request of the priest. Make no mistake about it, “your thigh rot” can certainly be translated to read “causes you to have a miscarrying womb and barrenness”. You can look it up in the NIV translation, it’s a footnote on the bottom. Thigh can also be read as “uterus”, since obviously there are no thighs in the belly.

So the Bible actually says that God himself is to perform the abortions in these cases. I know you are well convinced by now that since God is performing abortions that it is ok for you to have one. But, it is not a problem to look at some other verses just to re-assure ourselves. After all, Focus on the Family says abortions are bad, and they have read the Bible, haven’t they? No really, have they? Ever?

In Hosea there are more abortions performed. These ones are performed by soldiers with swords though. I suppose a sword is a bit harder to use than a coat hanger, but they get the job done. The context of this verse is that it is in the end of a command from God in judgment against Israel.

Hosea 13:16
The people of Samaria must bear their guilt,
because they have rebelled against their God.
They will fall by the sword;
their little ones will be dashed to the ground,
their pregnant women ripped open.”

And I suppose the fact that the mothers are likely also being killed is a technicality. A fetus is a fetus and killing it is an abortion whether commanded by God or not. There is one other place where the fetus is commented on directly in relation to the law. Let us look in the good book of Exodus.

Exodus 21:22-25
22 “If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.

This is another time where you have to open up your NIV and look at the footnote. “gives birth prematurely” can also be interpreted as “she has a miscarriage”. So that would mean that the Bible does not consider a fetus a life. The same passage that demands life for life of the mother does not demand life for loss of a fetus. The Bible is clear on this. A fetus is not a life.

Now before we finish lets us discuss abortion for a moment. Those who would want one performed are seeking quality of life for themselves and the possible child. They cannot support the child financially or it gets in the way of their career or they just are allergic to babies. In short: if quality of life is lost, perhaps they will have the abortion. So to further add to the fact that the Bible openly supports abortions, there are a few places where quality of life is discussed. See Ecclesiastes 6:3-5, Job 10:18-19, and Ecclesiastes 4:1-3 for verses where the person wishes he had been aborted. These last few are just small examples, but clearly they show that the Bible is concerned with quality of life for the born child, and adding the the fact that the Bible does support having abortions.

The Bible Says To Lie

November 12, 2008

Does the Bible say that it is ok for me to lie to people?

Yes, the Bible definitely tells us that lying is good! Heck, according to the Bible, God himself even told a few lies.

Let us take a look. As with many things the Bible does not say directly that lying is fine. So we must look to the examples set for us. We all know the story of our great hero Joshua and his takeover of Jericho. This would have never been possible without some quality deception by the prostitute Rahab. Joshua sent some spies into Jericho who went into Rahab’s house. The King got word of this and sent a message to her.

Joshua 2:3-5
3 So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land.” 4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. 5 At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, the men left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.”

Clearly those spies would have been killed or imprisoned if not for her lie. She helped the spies escape and helped Joshua take the battle of Jericho. After afterward our great hero Joshua rewarded her for her lie.

Joshua 6:25
25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.

This is all of course substantiated in the New Testament by James. James goes even further than Joshua did, calling Rahab the prostitute righteous.

James 2:25
25In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?

But I also have said to you that God himself has lied. To be sure, it was one of the first things that God said to man. He surely must want us to lie if he himself started our relationship off with a lie.

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