The Bible was not talking about epigenetics [And Noah was a space alien] more craziness... it was talking about the common practice at the time of shaming families and their kids for generations for something a distant relative did.
And the Bible God was okay with this and never seems to have spoken ill of the practice.
Like standing by while someone is being murdered by a mob and not doing anything to help.
This God of yours might explain a lot about why you are so uncompassionate.
You should be more concerned about what YOU are doing in YOUR lifetime by sticking to YOUR book of lies.
Frank is right and you are wrong, again...
I will tell you something.
I am ordained clergy from a fundamentalist Christian "cult". ...and when I met Frank almost 20 years ago I was like you are. Frank and I dualed and rattled sabers for years almost every day on a site called, ABuzz, before this one.
I explained to Frank how every scripture was written by God and blah blah blah. Every day I presented the same old arguments that you are trying to pass off as truth. This is why you can't fool a fool. I was exceedingly better at it than both of you are.
Almost 20 years later I am so VERY thankful to Frank and others for saving me from this religious maze.
Now, I am free and happy, thanks to Frank and others who dared to speak out against my "certainty" and I no longer have to try and defend horse **** every day like you are trying to do. I no longer have to kowtow to an impossible, hateful and moronic idea of a God.
Your answers become more and more ridiculous over time and you become less and less human and more deceitful and self-deluded with each word. All based upon silliness.
Eventually you will have to look into the mirror and see the hateful person this book has turned you into. A jigsaw puzzle of a person, a fake paper thin vista and a fractured heart.
It will be a shame if you never reconcile yourself to your own spirit of love and grace. That love IS part of yourself instead of merely a duty to your slave master that you can rationalize away with just another scripture.
I know the Bible better than both you and bulmabriefs144 put together.
I thank people like Frank every day for rescuing me from the death cult that you are currently still awash in their blood. Each day they become more insidious and murderous. You have normalized treachery in their name.
That, is the REAL sin...
Kudos to you Frank, I will always throw shade at you buddy! And the others who helped me see the error of my religious ways.
Today, I am a much better person because my spirit is no longer bound by the sin of zealous religion.
If you ever wonder why you are a miserable piece of ****, well, that is it.
The first step to getting help is to stop believing in the majority of that crap and then all religion, including the REAL truth becomes possible.
Sure, the Bible has some truth, but "definitely" not to the extent that you have been led to believe. If it did not have any truth then no one would believe any of it (maybe).
But it is full of half truths and subtle but erroneous paths to self destruction. A surrender to self will, barring autonomous conscience.
These paths have turned you both into lie mongers and fake news junkies. All to appease your monster of an abomination of a creature you call God.
Listen to Frank and others like him, you will learn something worth believing in.
They have no agenda, they are free from a tyrannical God. I see that they in general only have honesty and independent objectivity.
Now you will twist this all around to wrangle it back to fit into your warped religious worldview.
Rather than throw off your religious worldview and embrace the freedom of being what you really are. It is possible to change and life flows outside of this religious slavery...
You have been lied to and you have been damaged by these lies and you may never find out the truth if you do not take this warning to heart and change back into what you really are.
Somewhere inside is the child of the Earth that was robbed of its birthright by religious fanatics. Find this child and reclaim your place in the natural order of things before that person is lost forever. Robbed at the cradle by a ridiculous and melicious fable.
There is freedom in the reality of what you truly are and with the eyes of this child you will look back and know the simple and honest truth that you have been blinded from seeing.
And the truth SHALL make you free.
It is just not the truth you have been enticed to accept.
There may very well be a God, I don't know. I am convinced that the Bible is not some perfect road map to this God.
Clear sightedness and independent thinking have shown me a more perfect way to holiness.
Take from it what is good... charity, goodness, kindness, hope, love, grace, and ditch the rest. Suddenly you will find a world of others who are like-minded whom before you did not even notice.
They are your real family. They will welcome you back into the reality of what you were before this damage was done.
You will be free to think, see and criticize truth without having to swallow things without reasonable consideration. You will become self actualized and that is the person you really are.
My words will stand as a testament and your actions will decide if you remain enslaved or reach out for emancipation.
You are the one holding the key to your own prison...