When did Moses get it "wrong" concerning capital punishment? What did Moses's God say to Moses about Cain? The first five books of the Bible are said to be the books of Moses. They are called the Torah. They are said to have been written by Moses. The first book is called Genesis (beginning). In it is the story of Cain and Abel, the first two sons of Adam the proverbial first man. Cain murdered his younger brother Abel out of jealousy. God said, and Moses wrote it if we are to believe the tradition and at least Moses read it, that "whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." (Genesis 4:15 KJV)

So, there you have it. Moses was aware that God didn't want the murderer Cain put to death as capital punishment or the death penalty. However, Moses goes on to write the following also as the law of God:

And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him. (Numbers 35:16-19 KJVR)

Why the change from how Cain was treated? Why the change by the supposedly same writer's (Moses) hand? Why is it wrong to commit capital punishment against Cain but not against anyone else, even Cain's offspring? Why the double standard? Did different people write Genesis and Numbers? Regardless, this is the kind of thing Jesus calls hypocrisy and sin. It's either that or the "revenger" is not human kind. However, we have the following:

Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. (Genesis 9:6 KJVR)

Does this mean that God is saying that it is the right thing for man to do, or does it simply state how depraved man will act regardless?

Obviously, the difference between Genesis and Numbers creates confusion. Also obviously, different spirits are dictating the conflicting terms. This is what Jesus came to straighten out. He came to give the real law that was before the confusion entered in.

Now, what can anyone do who truly wants to be a Christian if he or she has never considered this before, has never been confronted by this obvious error? There is only one thing to do and that's always to follow Jesus's admonition to turn the other cheek no matter what and to leave the vengeance to God, whose standard is that the guilty will end up spiritually on the receiving end of the guilty's own standard without any possibility of any error in judgment or any miscarriage of justice. The absolute truth is known to God, absolutely. God doesn't allow Satan to have the innocent souls, those who didn't commit the sins or who repented in earnest in time.

Why the confusion? Abuse is the answer: Stress, anxiety, hardened hearts that have not turned back to the true God who is peace always.

Look at these sayings of Jesus:

Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. (Matthew 19:8 KJVR)

He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (John 8:7 KJVR)

Moses changed the law about divorce, just as he changed the law about capital punishment. Obviously, Jesus read it for himself and didn't take the Pharisees' wrong teachings to heart. Neither should we now take the wrong teachings of anyone concerning capital punishment or any of the other laws of men that have come out from unbelief and hard-heartedness. It doesn't matter the source, whether it be Peter or Paul or anyone else, any Pope or any preacher; if it isn't consistent with Jesus, it isn't truly Christian. That's the truth. That's the way of it. Together, we will brave Satan and all his legions.

Now, if you aren't spreading this, you're not spreading the truth but rather a lie. There is no escaping it. This rock of truth is falling on the antichrists. It will grind them to powder.

Look, the Bible doesn't agree. That's part of the truth that it is designed to reveal. There are arguments within about the true nature of God versus Satan or good versus evil. If you haven't discovered that, you haven't been looking hard enough or long enough. The prophecies don't literally jibe. Check it out for yourself. That doesn't mean that there is no such thing as a true prophecy, meaning one that is destined to come true, to happen very literally, and figuratively also.

The Bible reveals the search for truth down through the ages and running through the Jews. Other nations also come down through the ages and also have their stories about their search for truth. The fact of the matter is that when all the nations of the world conflate as one family with every member serving every member, all will be fulfilled. This is inherent within Jesus's understanding. I am not originating it. It is an eternal truth.

Why read this and then continue on with teachings and traditions at odds with it? There is no profit, as Jesus used the term, in doing that. It is rather self-deluding. It is denial — denying the ultimate truth. Why go on spreading the falsehoods that are capital punishment, militarism, capitalism, homosexuality (harmful), coercion, duress, and salvation by means of human technology designed out from the spirits of selfishness and doubt?

Jesus was right. We are to live as one soul. Doing that does not eliminate individual parts of that one. It eliminates evil from within every one of those parts. If you don't believe this, you are not a Christian. You do not love Jesus or God. You don't know Jesus at all. You are not reborn (born again) nor are you headed in that direction. Be honest.

For those of you who do believe, let's bring forth Jesus's Christian Commons — many of them as one.

[Credit to Unlikely Oilfield Wife and here also]


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    Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration.

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