I have been feeling kinda funny about religion for a minute now.
It has gotten to the point that I am starting to have a very strong dislike for anything religion.
History is written by the winners and the Bible is full of History. So I have been thinking a lot about what is NOT in the Bible and where some of these religions get their beliefs and traditions. I have been researching a lot about Biblical History and some of what I have learned would make my die hard Christian Great Grand Moms disown me.
The more I research, the more questions I have.
Cain and Abel....
Everybody knows this story. right? Cain killed his Brother Abel and committed the first recorded murder. Well, after Cain pushed back his brother's wig, God sentenced him to roam the Earth alone. Cain asked him (God) what he was supposed to do if someone found him wandering around.
'Surely someone will kill me once they find out what I have done'.
Who is the 'someone' he is referring to? Up until that point and time, the Bible only mentions 4 people, Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel. So was there other people that the Bible does not mention? And if there were other people, who were they and why does the Bible not mention them?
Also the Bible goes on to say that Cain took his wife and left. Where did she come from?
Should I even consider the "Old" Testament if I am supposed to live like a "Christian?"
The "New" Testament says, "THOU SHALT NOT KILL", but the "Old" Testament is full of people killing in God's name and sometimes on his orders.
In my very limited knowledge,the "New" Testament contradicts what is in the "Old" Testament.
I have a lot more questions, but I will cut it short and ask only one more.....
The Bible says that Satan was thrown from Heaven and given this Earth to rule until the Son of Man came to kick his ass and put him in his place.
So does this mean that we are living in Hell here on this Earth? I have never read anything that says that God banished Satan to an underground cavern beneath the surface of the Earth. It says that he was Banished to the Earth itself.
So where the hell is hell?
Like I said, the more I read, the more questions I have.
I know (or I have been taught) that I do not question the Lord.
But am I questioning the Lord or the MEN that wrote the Lord's words?
And how will I ever learn if I don't ask questions?
Well that's all for now. If someone can give me a credible answer with a credible source that answers my questions, you know where the comment box is.
And please leave something other than a Bible verse. Any one verse in the Bible can be interpreted 10 different ways.