God Will Not Demand Death to Innocent People in the Bible
May 20, 2007 40 Comments
This is the biblical answer to the third question posted on this video.
Nowhere in the Bible can you find a verse where God demand the death of innocent people. Maybe, the one asking such question is not innocent, but ignorant of the Bible. There is a great difference between innocent and ignorant, and these people that malign God can not say that they are innocent because they intentionally mislead people by their questions.
They cited a verse in Exodus 35:2, which say:
“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.”
Before we go to the Biblical aspect (and this is for my readers, and not for these people), let us first delve on something which is the only language they know. They do not question authorities in their land when they impose death penalty on law-breakers. I have not found any argument in their website questioning the imposition of death penalty which is being carried out by most countries of the world, so we can safely conclude that they are not against death penalty when it is imposed by anybody other than God. In the spirit of justice and fairness, they must question everybody that imposes the death penalty, but their target is God who, unlike sinful human beings, has the power and authority to impose it because He is the Creator of life.
(Acts 17:28) “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.”
The poets of Athens and Greece are smarter than these people because they believe that there is a reason for our existence; and there must also be a reason for the imposition of death.
(Romans 6:23) “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The verse implies that death is imposed because of sin; and a just God will not punish innocent people. Sin is transgression of the law.
(1 John 3:4) “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”
The law on keeping the Sabbath is the fourth of the Ten Commandments. This is a holy day between the Lord and His people, Israel. The beneficiary of this law is the people themselves. No human being after four hundred years of labor, like what happened to them in Egypt, in his proper sense will reject a day of rest. It is for your benefit to take a rest, and this is scientific.
The benefits of resting are huge. A day or two off each week is essential to allow muscles, tendons and ligaments the time to repair themselves. Additionally, for those attempting to increase muscle mass, the old saying that growth occurs during down time, not during workouts, holds true…http://www.thefitmap.co.uk/exercise/needs/benefits/rest.htm
Anybody who refuses to rest, especially so if it is a transgression to a very important commandment intended for his own benefit is completely abnormal and out of his mind. He deserves to die and is not innocent!
(Deuteronomy 21:18-21) “If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.”
These were the verses cited by this detractors of the Lord; and claim that God demands the death of innocent teenagers! Not only misleading people thru their website, but propagating their invented lies, these imaginary people are blatant liars and deceivers!
Nowhere in the verses cited can you find that these are innocent teenagers! They are stubborn, rebellious, gluttons, and drunkards. Rebellious to God and their parents, they are not innocent and they deserve to die, after rejecting their chance for renewal by not listening to the voices of their father and mother. To say that these are innocent teenagers denotes what kind of a person who sympathizes with them, and blames the just God of Christians. Perhaps, they are rearing their children in such manner that they will someday be stubborn, rebellious, gluttons, and drunkards.
(1 Timothy 5:8) “But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”
Another blatant lie is their comment on Leviticus 20:13, saying that God demands the death of homosexuals. THE VERSE DOES NOT MENTION INNOCENT HOMOSEXUALS! The verse tells us, and I quote:
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Note: That the subject is a man that lieth with a woman, and afterwards, lieth also with a man. Homosexuals do not lie with women! These are men who, because of exceeding lust after lying with a woman, have pleasure also in men. This was clarified by the apostle Paul in Romans 1:27.
“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”
Innocent homosexuals are given by God the chance to inherit the kingdom of God.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-11) “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind , nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
Note that some members of the first century Christian church at Corinth are effeminate or homosexuals, but they were washed, sanctified, and justified!
Maybe these imaginary people who say that God is imaginary hates God; and they want to convince homosexuals to hate God also!
Another verse they used to make a mockery of God’s justice is on Deuteronomy 22:13-21, which states:
“If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her , And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate: And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her; And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; And they shall amerce him in a hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.”
Note that death in the preceding verses is imposed not because the damsel or lady is not virgin. It is imposed because she has done folly, fooling her father, mother, the supposed to be groom, and the elders of Israel, and mocking God’s commandment that protects the right and dignity of a starting family. The lady commanded by God to be stoned to death is NOT innocent.
Therefore, it is not true that God demands the death of so many innocent people, as they claim; but God is a God of justice, fairness, equity, and good morals, which these immoral and imaginary people hate.
I know after reading this, these imaginary people will again invent defamatory things against me and my God, but I believe and I pray that my readers be enlightened with this glaring light from God’s word.
Praise be unto HIM! Amen.