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The Beattitude Says That the Bible Commands Christians to Kill Unbelievers

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Imagine my surprise when I found this post in my list of the most popular posts of the moment. A skeptic who goes by the moniker “The Beattitude” posts a few verses that seem to indicate that the Bible commands us to kill unbelievers. I suppose that commands like that make him nervous, being an unbeliever himself he doesn’t want to end up a bloody smear under a pile of rocks.

I can confidently say that that is not going to happen, because the commands given were directed at the ancient Israelites under the Mosaic Law, which is not in force anymore.

But moreover, I’ve refuted this crap already. Don’t atheists pay attention to what Christians say? That would be a lot of effort, and of course the fact that reasonable replies exist to their charges would shatter their comfortable God-less worldview.

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Posted on May 12, 2009, in Apologetics, Heresy and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Turretinfan says that the Bible commands Christians to destroy idols and idolatrous temples. I have yet to find such a command in the NT, however. In fact, I find Christians defending by a Pagan as “not robbers of temples” (Acts 19:37) and Paul asking the constructive question “You that abhor idols, do you rob temples?” (Rom 2:22) Robbing Pagan temples is clearly against the New Testament, so destroying them is too, contrary to TF’s uneducated opinion.

  2. Some atheists reject Christianity because they don’t like being told what to do, and couldn’t read a paper-back cover to cover much less a bible.

    Others study theology and reject the bible as a interesting morality tale that was pivotal in the formation of western society, but is irrelevant to the modern world.

    Atheist is a meaningless and overly general term, as easily thrown around as Christian, and with as many meanings.

  3. I’m watching a documentary that quotes JESUS in the Gospels of Mark & Luke as saying he wants non-believers brought to be killed in front of him. What verse is he alluding to?

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