Many good non-religous reasons to obey the Bible

I have been watching the Investigative Discovery channel and I am struck with how many murders begin with the victims doing things that the Bible says not to do. I am NOT saying that these people deserved their fate, But I am saying that this proves that God’s rules are wise. Even if you don’t believe in God his rules serve a purpose, to protect you from the awful consequences of living in a world without them!

3 thoughts on “Many good non-religous reasons to obey the Bible

  1. “But I am saying that this proves that God’s rules are wise. ”

    So, I should go and stone my children to death for disobeying me? I’ll get right on that.

  2. wzippler says:

    There are a few things I want you to notice about that passage.

    Deuteronomy 21:18-21 (ESV)
    18 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, 19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, 20 and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ 21 Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

    First the son in question is an adult, children are not typically gluttons, and drunkards.
    Second the passage also indicates that the parents have tried to discipline him and all efforts have failed. This isn’t about a kid who occasionally does wrong, but about an adult who is continually doing wrong.
    The word “rebellious” means, literally, to strike or lash, and is used of those who contend against authority and refuse to heed their words. The “rebellious” individual lashes out in contempt against those who have authority over them verbally, and perhaps even physically.

    The elders of the city have oversight over the matter, they would not allow murder there would have to have the town in agreement that the person was unreformable.

  3. wzippler says:

    Also you have to remember this was written thousands of years ago. Back then they did not have airplanes to drop food in during a famine. They had to work their fannies off to make sure their was an adequate food supply to hold them over in case of famine. A few people refusing to do their share of the work could put the whole area at risk of starvation during hard times. If this son was to busy drinking to do any work, especially if he already had a family of his own that he was refusing to feed a gluttonous drunkard would be a danger to everyone.

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