Does the Bible have the answers??

  • By Squirrel

  • There seems to be this thing in today's society about the bible being the answer. Plain and simple, it is the answer to all of life's questions. I hear this time and time again from the believers. It never fails. They taut the bible this and the bible that. God wants, Jesus says.. It gets old. But the real question is this gentle reader, DOES THE BIBLE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS? Lets look shall we? We shall take a peak into the lives of a few people, and see how the bible shapes their world.

  • The Plight of Nancy.

Nancy is smart, and very very intelligent. She has a full scholarship to the college of dreams, Harvard. She will will study medicine there, and become a Doctor. A life long dream. David, Nancy's boyfriend/fiancee, wants to settle down, and have a family. His dream is to be a father. They talk about this for many nights, without a solution. Both are very faithful Christians, and seeing as they cannot reach an agreement themselves, they turn to god and the bible. David shows her the following verse:

1 Timothy 2:11-13

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

The lord has spoken, and settled the matter for them. Praise god! Nancy will now live her quiet life, and never be the Doctor she could very well become. She will serve the lord, and be a good submissive wife for her husband. The bible has the answer.

  • The Day Jerry Stood Still

Jerry is an athlete. Well liked, captain of the football team, all around great guy. The girls love him to death. He could have anyone of them. He knows this. They know it.

But Jerry has a secret. A dirty secret, a naughty secret. Jerry is in love with Mike. He has been for years. He is not really attracted to any of the girls in school. Jerry is gay. One night, Jerry told Mike his feelings. Mike was shocked at first, as you could imagine. Mike took Jerry to bed with him that night.

The guilt feelings that came with their night of passion ate away at Jerry. Jerry was a Christian, and he turned to god for forgiveness, and advice, in the bible. God showed him the following verse:

Leviticus 20:13

13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

God has spoken, and Jerry deserves to die for his love of Mike. In a fit of despair, he kills himself, leaving nothing behind to hurt Mike in any way. The bible has the answer.

  • The Woe of Jill

Jill was a pretty young lady. She had her life in front of her, and was happy. She was a Christian and a virgin. At the urging of her friend, she went to a party at the college campus. They were having a ball, and Jill drank a little. She was feeling a bit tipsy when Jason talked to her. Jason was the lacrosse Captain, and all around great guy.

Jill was flabbergasted that he was talking to her!! She went up stairs with Jason after a few minutes to one of the rooms, and one thing led to another, and Jason started to undress her. Jill tried to say no, but Jason did not hear it. After he forced her to have sex, he told her no one would believe her if she told anyone. Jill was silent. She was afraid of what people would say about her if she did tell.

Jill's life is now a wreck. Where can she go? Who can help her now? In desperation, she turns to the bible. God shows her this verse:

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

23 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

Now she must die. After crying and writing her mother and father good-bye, holding her bible, she takes pills. The bible has the answer.

  • Jeff's Folly .

Jeff is going to be a priest. He loves god, and Jesus with all his heart. He thinks about nothing but becoming closer to god, and doing the work of the lord. There is nothing he would not do if god asked him to do it.

His next door neighbor is Holly. Holly dresses in black,and wears a pentagram necklace. She paints her face white, and her nails black. She never goes out in the day, and seems to be very with drawn. Jeff talks to her one day, and talks about god. Holly declines the conversation, and Jeff asks her why. She tells Jeff she is a witch, and does not believe in one god. Jeff is floored. He tries to witness to her for days.

After a week of fasting for the lord, he asks god again what he should do about Holly. God shows him this verse:

Exodus 22:18

18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Jeff goes over to Holly's and kills her. God will is done. Jeff cannot understand why he would be in trouble with the law. The bible has the answer.


The Answers?

I think you know by now that these stories above are not true, but used as analogies to show you gentle reader that bible does not have the answers. I know it will be claimed we are no longer under the Old Testament Laws, and that Jesus freed us from them through his sacrifice. But we only need to read the bible and see he did not free us from anything. Matthew 5:17-18. I would implore you gentle reader not to use the bible as a guide post for your life, and the decisions you make as you live. But use reason and logic to guide you,and your mind. Not gods mind. Never take the claims of another to be valid without investigating them yourself. Including god and the bible.

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