Excerpts from my 4th book “The Falsehoods of the Bible (Old Testament) due out 2021.
Sessions – 80
The Book of Joshua Chapters 6 to 7
In Sessions 79 we learned that Moses never existed.
The sins of Jericho within God’s eyes—was great. So he told Joshua to completely destroy it.
And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both men and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword (Josh. 6:21).
Now I ask you, what sin does a child commit or an ox or a sheep or even a donkey, to be utterly destroyed by the edge of the sword? For a child should remain blameless, but those who wrote this—should not.
Prior to the destruction of Jericho, God had told Joshua to tell his people not to take anything from Jericho that is accursed. To do so, would make the camp of Israel a curse.
BUT the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for A’-chan, the son of Zab’-di, the son Zer’-ah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel (Josh. 7:1).
For the disobedience of A’-chan, God let die 36 Israelites out of 3,000 that attack A’-I in which Joshua could not understand why; for he knew not of A’-chan theft of the accursed articles. Joshua confronts God who in turn tells him who’s at fault and Joshua then confronts A’-chan.
And Joshua said unto A’-chan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me. And A’-chan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done (Josh. 7:19-20).
A’-chan did everything Joshua had asked of him, he gave praise to the Lord and made a full confession of his sins. He even told the wear about of the accursed gold, silver, and coins he had removed from Jericho, which the Lord had forbidden. In return for his praise of the Lord and his confession, Joshua and his clan took A’-chan, along with the stolen articles and his children and animals to the valley. There he and his clan proceeded to stone to death A’-chan and all that he loved and held dear, from his children to his animals. Upon their deaths, Joshua clan set fire to the bodies and his belongings to appease the Lords anger against Israel. So much for God’s loving mercy.
It reminds me of the state of Connecticut who abolished the death penalty in 2015 that spared the lives of two convicted men who had been sentenced to die for the rape of a mother and her two daughters whom they burned alive afterwards—years earlier.
These two animals now will receive three meals a day and receive and feel the spirit of the holidays and the breath of life—as will those members of the Connecticut State Legislative assembly that passed the law with the blessings of their Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy whom I’m sure will all enjoy their holidays with their families for years to come; while the crumbled burned dead bodies of the mother and her daughters cry out from the cold grounds of Connecticut for justices.
Just how many more innocent people in America have to die and be denied justices for the sake of Christian beliefs? Churches are nothing more than mental institutions for Christians.
It goes hand in foot with gun-control. There is a home invasion in America every 16 seconds that is ignored by these self-proclaimed gun-control fanatics of government that want to take the right of homers to defend themselves and their families from armed intruders into their homes because they believe that that’s the job of local law enforcement or something fact-there-similar-there-of.
Asinine is the word that come to mind. This is way there needs to be in place a recall election for all those who are elected to office to protect people from the delusional beliefs of elective individuals who believe they maybe the second coming of Jesus Christ. Because after all; wither you’re a atheist or Christian, a politician, bus driver, school teacher, single mom, baker or candle stick maker and even the Governor of Connecticut—when you hear the bump in the middle of the night—do you grab your Bible or you’re Glock? That is the essence of faith and gun-control. Remember: the cemeteries of the world are full of those who believed in faith, prayer and the Bible.
It’s the falsehoods of Christianity that remind me of why I’m an atheist.
Ivan P. Kovak