Have You Heard the New Testament is Better?

You ever find that your thinking has been all wrong, and had an epiphany that Christianity is all what it is purported to be? Yeah, me neither. A reoccurring theme, that after the Old Testament Jesus fulfilled the law and all the bad god parts were done away with. So we look to the words of Jesus, to “right the ship” of all that had gone wrong wth Abrahamic religion. The New Testament is a kinder, more loving, and gentler version; a higher law, if you will, wiping away slavery, racism, bigotry, oppression, and more. The mean god of the old testament had a change of heart….or did he?

A handful from of a full basket of NT scripture is enough to show that this is complete BS. Modern Christians are banking on you never reading the full text, and if you do they have the tools to whitewash it. A select sampling of scripture is just enough to give you the warm and fuzzies of faith to conversion. Dig a little deeper and find the origins are less than godlike.

Slaves are instructed to obey their masters, (Eph 6:5) and societal decline is greeted with anticipation in Revelation and the gospels, “the end is nigh”, and any day now believers are to hope for the return of Jesus to wipe out all the wrongs of the world, leading Christians to apathy about the health of our planet. Jesus is coming, only after things have gotten terribly wrong, so wrongs are praised as an ushering in to redemption.

Women are still to be silent, men are socially superior to women, demons take the blame for medical problems, owning humans as property is still endorsed, eternal punishment for thoughts of lust or feeling anger is equal to murder and sends you to hell. Now even your thoughts can get you sentenced. Death penalty for children reaffirms OT way of thinking. “He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.” Matthew‬ ‭15:1, 4‬ ‭KJV

And finally, the central point of the New Testaments, is that human sacrifice is a great way to solve your problems.

An old saying that I still love today; You know that little white speck that is on top of the chicken shit? Well, that little white speck is chicken shit too

Slight of hand rewording of bad doctrine is the core of Christianity.

Author: jim-

One minute info blogs breaking the faith trap.

38 thoughts on “Have You Heard the New Testament is Better?”

  1. I know a theologian (David McDonnough) who says the OT stands and every Christian has got it all wrong. This is from his post: “Can Christians Carry Concealed Weapons?”

    What Christians most often forget is how to read the whole Bible as the complete Word of God. For some, there is a misunderstanding that the Old Testament no longer applies to Christians. That would be a mistaken understanding because Jesus came to fulfill the “Law and the Prophets” (the Old Testament), but not to change a “jot or tittle” of it. Jesus did change some of the incorrect ways that the Jews were practicing the Law, but did not change the Law itself.

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    1. The Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) was written for the people of that time. Period. The fact that Christians like to cherry-pick certain verses to validate their cause is dishonest (surprise!), but mostly it’s hogwash.

      But you know that already, don’t you? 🙂

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    2. Well, I guess it boils down to whether one follows the teachings of Jesus, Paul or the Council at Jerusalem, which wrote:

      It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.

      Nonetheless, gentiles are deemed righteous if they observe the covenant made with Noah:

      – don’t eat meat with blood in it
      – don’t commit murder
      – be fruitful and multiply.

      And all of these things I have kept. 🙂

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  2. OT – If you don’t kill and burn farm animals every once in a while, I won’t bring you back from the dead and give you a vaguely-defined magical eternal fun time.
    NT – If you don’t mentally agree to be my eternal worship slave, I WILL TORTURE YOUR ASS FOREVER.

    As we can see, the NT was a darker plot twist to the fanfiction entitled: The Bible.

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  3. Oh, come on! You just need to put on the Jesus goggles.

    “And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.” ~ KJVO Jesus

    “But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me” ~Gentle Jesus, meek and mild

    Can’t you feel the agape love oozing from the text? This is a totally loving god. Not at all like the old one.

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  4. I never agreed with the whole “nailed to the cross with Jesus” idea. All of the old laws supposedly ended when Jesus died and a new law was ushered in when he rose again. Of course all of the laws beneficial to the Church still applied and laws they never liked obeying (food laws for example) just went away. A “pick and choose what you like” religion doesn’t really seem like one that an all knowing and all powerful god would have set up. It sounds exactly like one man would have invented though.

    Funny how the church can just “forget” that Jesus himself said he didn’t come to abolish the law. But hey, let’s just ignore that part and do whatever we want. That sounds better.

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    1. Well maybe that is a step towards evolving into making your own choices, which is where Christianity forced you and me. I have a close relative that is a New Testamenter, but she has yet to read it through.

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    2. “No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says. He is always convinced that it says what he means.” ~George Bernard Shaw

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  5. I just don’t understand why lying about and making distortions about things in the holy myth book are then considered more moral actions because it is done in god’s name? I just don’t get that reasoning. It is oddly similar to the republican stance of being the party of the moral high ground and yet it is ok to have affairs, lie about things, get caught in some sort of sex scandal including ones with children, and screaming your opponent is the demon bad person instead of you. Hugs

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    1. Faith in god is the ultimate expression and will be defended at all cost. People will go to any length to prove they got it right. Once you give in your sensibility to faith you are doomed. Very powerful psychology when human nature usually seeks an easy answer.

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    2. Scottie,

      I reckon it’s similar to the way in which smokers convince themselves they alone are immune from the detrimental health effects of their habit. And then there are those with the “Not perfect — just forgiven” bumper stickers who feel they can just request absolution after the fact.

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      1. Yep. That is jesus forgiving sins without consulting the victim. CS Lewis has a great quote about that. “Now, unless the speaker is God, this is really so preposterous as to be comic. We can all understand how a man forgives offenses against himself. You tread on my toes and I forgive you, you steal my money and I forgive you. But what should we make of a man, himself un-robbed and untrodden on, who announces that he forgave you for treading on other men’s toes and stealing other men’s money? Asinine fatuity is the kindest description we should give of his conduct. Yet this is what Jesus did. He told people that their sins were forgiven, and never waited to consult all the other people whom their sins had undoubtedly injured. He unhesitatingly behaved as if he was the party chiefly concerned, the person chiefly offended in all offenses. This makes sense only if he really was the God whose laws are broken and whose love is wounded in every sin. In the mouth of any speaker who is not God, these words would imply what I can only regard as a silliness and conceit unrivaled by any other character in history. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg, or else he would be the devil of hell. Let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us.”

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            1. Ahhh. I didn’t see that phrase.

              Actually, I haven’t read any of his stuff. I just know there was a “before” and “after” with him … and the God-believers LOVE to use his “after” material.

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            2. I read his stuff and it’s overrated imo. He does make sense if everything in the end by applying faith. Just as that statement reflects. You have to have faith or god is a lunatic

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      2. I just get the idea they think because of what they believe, or their title, it absolves them from social norms and the better behaviors. It is like they think they have some special privilege that applies only to them. It really does disgust me. Hugs

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        1. Agreed It’s like when Leona Helmsley said: “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”

          They operate on the premise that they are above the rules.

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