Christian Thought of the Day

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Ephesians 6:5

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
 
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For centuries the story of the womn brought to Jesus for adultery has been interpreted to mean sexual adultery. But once again the internet has produced a scholar that shows us how they were all wrong.
Maybe you should read your favorite ethnocentric Middle Eastern Jewish religious fairy tale some time. If the story is about sexual adultery it will plainly say so. If it is about worshiping other gods it says that.
 
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This is one of the few paintings with Mary or Jesus where Jesus looks like a regular guy. It is titled, simply, Christ and the Sinner Woman by Vasily Polenov. I saw it at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The Russian Orthodox church criticized Polenov for making Christ look like ...... a regular guy. Here it is:

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To give an idea of the size of the painting.

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And the Christ who's "too human.

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That's some serious idolatry.

Exodus 20:4 (ERV) =
“You must not make any idols. Don’t make any statues or pictures of anything up in the sky or of anything on the earth or of anything down in the water."
 
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Matt 24:39-42

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.



40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.



41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.



42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

KJV
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. That is not in The Bible but is the Golden Rule.

edit: My best guess is Hammurabi circa 2000 BC.
 
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How do you understand that?
Exactly how it's written. When Paul wrote this, slaves were considered property and not people. There are all sorts of laws in the bible about not eating shelfish, not wearing clothes made of two fabrics, and even not sitting in a chair where a women on her period has sat in the last 7 days (Leviticus 15:19-33).

But God apparently didn't have the ability to say "Don't own people as property."

Don't even get me started on Exodus 21 where God lays out the rules for how to own, treat, trade, and trick slaves into owning them for life.
 

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