Inconvenient Scripture

Timothy Kincaid

February 14th, 2014

In something out of Kansas called The Rolla Daily News, Jim Brock rants about the proposed pro-discrimination bill. He doesn’t think it’s very Christian:

I guess some members of the Kansas House never read Matthew 25:40-45: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'”

The holy words of Bible can be so inconvenient, especially when they don’t come from Exodus or Leviticus.

Nathaniel

February 14th, 2014

Jesus said a lot of inconvenient things.

rustykc

February 14th, 2014

Very cool article, but Rolla is in Missouri. It’s still about the Kansas mess, but the paper (and, presumably, the author) are from one state over.

Richard Rush

February 15th, 2014

Rustykc, are you sure that Missouri is one state over from Kansas? I didn’t think of Missouri as being in Russia, too.

FYoung

February 15th, 2014

“Jesus said a lot of inconvenient things.”

Yup, especially for Prosperity Gospel biblethumpers. Like that verse about a camel passing through the eye of the needle, and Jesus’ command to his followers to give up all their worldly belongings (but that doesn’t include private jets because they didn’t exist then).

Stephen

February 16th, 2014

Jesus also told his followers to disregard the OT, especially Leviticus. He gave as the explicit purpose of His ministry the need to temper the mosaic law with love. That was the blasphemy for which He was in time put to death by crucifixion. It’s all right there in Matthew – right before the sermon on the mount He tells them to listen to his words. And to pay particular attention to what he omits. He couldn’t directly condemn Leviticus without the cops coming down on His ass so He does it by inference.

If only our Christian friends would read the damn book they claim to revere.

DN

February 16th, 2014

FYoung, keep in mind that Timothy is a defender of Joel Osteen, the prime mover in prosperity gospel. That, in spite of the fact that this website’s tagline is all about “analysis and fact checking,” yet Mr. Kincaid is completely unwilling to provide fact checking or analysis of his god claims.

I, for one, expect Mr. Kincaid to respond to you, then delete the comment, as has done in the past.

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