Monday, May 1, 2017

How To Investigate A Murder With Biblical Guidance

Deuteronomy 21

Ione be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him: 2Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain: 3And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke; 4And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in the valley: 5And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried6And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley: 7And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it8Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them. 9So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

The all-knowing God wasn't able to give Israel advanced knowledge about finger prints, blood samples, DNA and many of the great scientific advances in the modern age discovered by man. Instead the closest town needed to slaughter a heifer and say a few words over the spilt innocent blood even though they said they were innocent already. Why would God need to forgive innocents? It's almost like primitive men with their lack of science just made it up and there was no God really there. And how similar this line of thinking was going on with pagan religions which preceded Abraham. 

 Is religion man-made?

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