Title: "Mars, Jamahiriya Museum, Tripoli, Libya. From Lepcis Magna."
"For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off." Exodus 23:23
Why? There are two reasons and three ways of looking at this. One way is that the Canaanites and others were irredeemably wicked, doing abominable acts for which they had been warned but went ahead and did them anyway, such as live child sacrifice and even cannibalism by their priests and sexual depravity beyond description. The second way is that it is a cover for covetousness. If you kill them all, there will be none left to retaliate. More so, if you kill them all, there will be none to tell the other side of the story. The third way of looking at it is that it is combination of the first two.
In reading the Marxists about religion and their focus upon Judaism and Christianity, one sees an emphasis upon myth, in particular what the Marxists term the myth put forth by the Creationists that states that evolution is a trick by Satan and that the literal six twenty-four-hour days of creation is literal fact rather than more figurative as they define "literal."
Now, there is no doubt that the wheat and the tares come forth as life and are found capable of being categorized into that which is fit for human consumption and that fit for being removed and discarded. This is Jesus's analogy concerning human behavior and what God's sees as being fit for survival or life as Jesus defines life eternal. This is evolution, even if it isn't stated in the exact same way those who currently are term biologists explain or characterize the process and result. Jesus is making a value judgment based upon his consistent view of reality. Most biologists treat nature as being apart from morality. They hold that nature just is. It is brutal but not moral or immoral.
We don't have any words by Jesus that indicate that he is a literalists as those who currently call themselves Creationists use the term "literal" or that he, Jesus, holds with the view of Creation held out by those said Creationists. We have Jesus referring to Abel, the son of Adam.
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Matthew 23:35.
However, that's as far back in the genealogy Jesus speaks through the Gospels. We can not assign to Jesus the position of the Fundamentalist Creationists. We do know Jesus holds with figurative language since his parables are exactly that even while they express absolute truths.
What is Jesus's position about humans calling for the movement of the spirit to wrath to be reflected in what the scientist call the natural phenomenon and also in the behavior of human beings toward one another? He doesn't resort to wrath. He kills no one. He didn't come to take lives but to save souls. He clearly acknowledges the fact of wrath – its place (as conceived or viewed as anger) in the harvesting and sorting process, wheat from tares, lambs from sheep, so to speak. He speaks though of those of the spirit of error that takes and sorts carelessly. Such is the U.S. military. Such is all human military. No human knows enough to sort.
There is a cutting off without human hand.
Take no prisoners. Don't spare any of the women or children. Wipe out the entire line, the entire DNA line. Treat them as all tares unworthy of continued existence on this plane. Render that nation, that family, extinct. Take God into your own hands. Take the divine law into your own hands. Be the hand of the vengeance of God, as you define God (wrathful). Be the might of God on Earth. The strongest militarily are the fittest to survive. None of that is the teaching of Jesus Christ. It is the exact opposite. It is the teaching of Mars, the god of war, who comes out from unrighteous, selfish hearts. It is falsehood imagining things about the nature of God versus evil.
Evil is error. God makes no mistakes. Humans make mistakes. Jesus says be as God is. He says be perfect as God is. He says don't be wrathful doing violent harm for you will err. You will take the wheat with the tares. Leave the sorting to God the truth. God will make no errors when sorting. God knows everything in every heart. God knows exactly what is good versus evil.
Jesus did not come to say that the law of Moses was wholly right or sufficient. He came to show and does show the hypocrisy and short comings in that law. He shows the hypocrisy and short comings in the actions and inactions of those who limit themselves to that law.
Today's militarists in the U.S. who call themselves Christians are in error, sin, evil. Look at their legacy. Look at the revelations coming out from Korea concerning the evil spirit of wiping out the innocent with the guilty.
By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG, Associated Press Writers
Sun Aug 3, 2008
Look at all the atrocities of every war. They excuse themselves of these. They are excusing themselves now concerning Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and elsewhere were they are engaged in overt and covert indiscriminate killing all of which is premeditated murder in the first degree.
U.S. commanding generals ordered the killing of thousands of innocent civilian Koreans by bombing and strafing villages and fleeing refugees and those hold up in caves and elsewhere which groups of war refugees might have contained enemy combatants. All those in white approaching U.S. troops as refugees were to be viewed as potential enemy combatants, not to be trusted, and justified in being killed as a consequence. This was official U.S. policy and practice and still is in large measure in varying forms. It was done in Vietnam as well in forms. This is taking innocent flesh lives to be sure of getting at what is perceived as cancerous life. Unfortunately, those taking the innocent are thereby themselves marked as cancerous or as harmful bacteria — unclean. This is pure selfishness.
It is better to die at their hands and live than it is to join them and die. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25.
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