Friday, August 17, 2007

If you curse your parents, you must be put to death

Exodus 21:17 Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY


Do you think this is a bit extreme?

8 comments:

epiphanist said...

Jesus serves this one up to the old pharisees in Mark 7. Worth another try?

Anonymous said...

No it is not extreme. It is a shadow of what lies ahead for all of the children of Noah (us)that curse and disobey our Father God.

Rev 20: 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Jason said...

The Israelites didn't seem to have a problem with it.

Anonymous said...

hahahahah!
my parents are the ones who deserve death.
i curse their stupidity at not thinking through what they say (99pc of the time) and am not granted holy patience.

unlucky for the tourettes guys!

Ash Tha God said...

I agree! Kill those damn foul mouth kids!!

Anonymous said...

This isn't cursing as in "F*** you, mom!" This is cursing as in defamation of your parents' health. Also, Jesus dealt with this, like Epiphanist said. Men follow tradition rather than God because tradition is something they're trained to repeat, and having already adapted to it, they enact it even to extremist lengths. They judged others by laws given to THEM, not everyone. God favored Israel because he promised their ancestor Abraham he would expand them into a large nation, so Israel was supposed to follow the law of God so he could. Throughout the OT, Israel did whatever they wanted at certain times, because being obedient is hard for many people to do. So they lost out on things that could've made them almost as strong as America, if not stronger.

Frank Verita said...

I love watching Christians fall over themselves trying to explain all the crazy passages in the bible. You Christians don't realize the very simple, empirical facts that if you were born in India, you would most likely be a Hindu; if you were born in Pakistan, you would most likely be a Muslim; if you were born 2000 years ago, you would most likely be a Pagan. In that latter case, there's no way you could have possibly been a Christian. Wow. Just try to find some common sense.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but isn't cursing your parents rather extreme, too? Plus, I think you'll find similar commands in other ancient law literature-like for example the code of hammurapi. Been a while since I took Ancient History so I could have my sources confused.