mP: -> AGUEST Please add my nick in front of my saying when you quote me so its obvious who says what
Sorry, but I have my own style, mp, which I've been using for over a decade now. Rather than use a "nick" I simply put what you say in a quote box. I realize that you are relatively new to the forum, but your post count indicates you're here quite a bit so perhaps you might consider taking a moment and trying some of the functions built into the board? To quote you can do two things: 1. Highlight the text you want to quote, click on the little arrow next to the "Styles" drop down box, and choose "quote" (Note, there are some bugs in the function so you want to try to have a blank line at the end of the highlight - one full blank after the text and include that in the highlight. Sometimes the entire text ends up in the quote box (like above), sometimes it breaks up by sentence. I hate the broken up result, so I highlight, click "Styles" to turn it off and then highlight and click on "quote" again. I keep doing this until it's all in one box. OR, you can... 2. Highlight the text you want to quote and click the little " icon in the second toolbar. You should probably put quotes at the beginning and end of the text here. I digress.
And the fact he rewards someone who offers and performs human sacrifice is well completely ignored by you.
Where is the REWARD? Please... show me. STOP looking through your WTBTS-trained "eyes"... and SEE God. You ASSUME that Jephthah defeated Ammon as a result of his vow. If you read the account, though, you will see that Ammon had ALREADY been delivered to Jephthah; all of his sons had been defeated and he was the only one left. There was NO reason for him NOT to win. So his vow... was MOOT. You, though, can't seem to grasp the POINT of the account. I want to say that that's because you are blinded by the WTBTS on the matter, but that's not really the reason. It is because you are blinded by your anger. So angry... and so blinded by it... that you cannot see that you're blaming the wrong person. But that is how it must be: JAH examines the heart... and this account only reveals what's in yours. IF, though, you could give the MOST Holy One of Israel the benefit of the doubt... perhaps try to see Him by looking at His Son... and asking yourself, where, if at all, would the HOLY One of Israel (whom you call "Jesus") have fit into this account? I promise you, you won't "see" in it, at all. And, if you can't see HIM in it... then there's no way you can truthfully see God in it. Because if Christ isn't there... JAH isn't there.
Strange why he helped Jepthath and at no stage rebukes him or make it clear in the scripture that human sacrifice is wrong.
Strange that you take the writings of men and assume that every single detail, every word, every utterance, by every person TO every person in the account would even be there. Strange that you don't consider that perhaps the lesson isn't SUPPOSED to be there... because YOU are supposed to use your LOVE... of God... to REASON OUT what actually took place. Strange that you are going on as if you KNOW the MOST Holy One of Israel, JAH of Armies... so as to say what He did... and did not do... in this instance... yet, can't "understand" Him. It doesn't make SENSE to you, mp... based on what you THINK God should be "like"... because it doesn't DEPICT what God IS like.
Thi sis pure evil and if i retold this story with names from another culture you would condemn it and rightly so.
Mp, you don't know me... or what I would or would not condemn. I am not necessarily like you. If you retold this story I would share with the exact same thing: whatever it is I received from Lord on the matter. Because, it would be the truth. And so, if HE condemned it, while perhaps it would be mine to condemn as well... I would try not to do so myself... but simply share HIS condemnation of it. Regardless, it would be whatever HE said about the matter. A slave of Christ (who hopes you understand that part, now), SA