Jeremiah 48: Concerning Moab: This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ...

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Jeremiah 48: Concerning Moab: This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ...A curse on him who is lax in doing the Lord's work! A curse on him who keeps his sword from bloodshed! (Here Yahweh does not simply command to kill, he says that anyone who does not kill will be cursed. It is not surprising that an occasional modern mental case goes on a killing rampage with the justification that "God told me to kill these people." This is entirely consistent with the personality of Yahweh as displayed in the bible.) 2 Kings (10:18): Then Jehu brought all the people together and said to them, "Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much. Now summon all the prophets of Baal, all His ministers and all his priests. See that no one is missing, because I am going to hold a great sacrifice for Baal. Anyone who fails to come will no longer live." But Jehu was acting deceptively in order to destroy the ministers of Baal. Jehu said, "Call an assembly in honor of Baal." So they proclaimed it. Then he sent word throughtout Israel, and all the ministers of Baal came; not one stayed away. They crowded into the temple of Baal until it was full from one end to the other. And Jehu said to the keeper of the wardrobe, "Bring robes for all the minsters of Baal." So he brought out robes for them. Then Jehu and Jehonadab sone of Recab went into the temple of Baal. Jehu said to the ministers of Baal, "Look around and see that no servants of the Lord are here with you--only ministers of Baal." So they went in to make sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu and posted eighty men outside with this warning: "If one of you lets any one the men I am placing in your hands escape, if will be your life for his life." As soon as Jehu had finished making the burnt offerings, he ordered the guards and officers, "Go in and kill them; let no one escape. So they cut them down with the sword. The guards and officers threw the bodies out... (That was a perfect justification for all future cold-blooded murder of "non-believers".) Luke 14:25: Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said, "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple." (All extracts from New International Version.)


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