"If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
Fair is fair! 6:15
Jesus recommends that to avoid sin we cut off our hands and pluck out our eyes. This advice is given immediately
after he says that anyone who looks with lust at any women commits adultery. 5:29-30
Jesus says that most people will go to hell. 7:13-14
Those who fail to bear "good fruit" will be "hewn down, and cast into the fire." 7:19
"My servant lieth at home sick."
Here was the perfect opportunity for Jesus to condemn slavery. All he'd have to do is say, "OK,
I'll heal him. But then you must set your slave free, because slavery is an abomination to God."
"The children of the kingdom [the Jews] shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth." 8:12
Jesus tells a man who had just lost his father: "Let the dead bury the
Jesus sends some devils into a herd of pigs, causing them to run off a cliff and drown in the waters
Jesus heals a paralytic man by forgiving his sins. (Paralysis is caused by sinful behavior.) 9:2-6
Jesus tells his disciples to keep away from
the Gentiles and Samaritans, and go only to the Israelites. 10:5-6
Cities that neither "receive"
the disciples nor "hear" their words will be destroyed by God. It will
be worse for them than for Sodom and Gomorrah. And you know what God supposedly
did to those poor folks (see Gen 19:24).
Families will be torn apart because of Jesus (this is one of the few "prophecies" in the Bible that has actually come
true). "Brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents,
and cause them to be put to death." 10:21
Jesus says that we should fear God who is willing and "able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
"Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."
Jesus says that he has come to destroy families by making family members hate each other. He has "come not to
send peace, but a sword." 10:34-36
Jesus warns us not to love our parents or children too much. We have to make sure that we always love him (who we
don't even know existed) more than our family. 10:37
Jesus condemns entire cities to dreadful deaths and to the eternal torment of hell because they didn't care for his
"Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." 12:36
When Jesus' mother and brothers want to see him, Jesus rudely asks, "Who is my mother? Who are my
brothers?" So much for Jesus' family values. 12:47-49
Jesus explains that the reason he speaks in parables is so that no one will understand him, "lest ... they ... should
understand ... and should be converted, and I should heal them." 13:10-15
"For whosoever hath, to him shall be
given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall
be taken away even that he hath." Isn't this from the Republican Party
Jesus will send his angels to gather up "all that offend" and they "shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there
shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." 13:41-42, 50
Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not
washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not
killing disobedient children according to the commandment: "He that curseth
father or mother, let him die the death." (See Ex 21:15,
Lev 20:9, Dt 21:18-21)
So, does Jesus think that children who curse their parents should be killed? It
sure sounds like it. 15:4-7
"Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up." 15:13
Jesus refuses to heal the Canaanite woman's possessed daughter, saying "it is not meet to
take the children's bread, and to cast it to the dogs." 15:22-26
The ever-so-kind Jesus calls the Pharisees "hypocrites, wicked, and adulterous." Why? For asking for some
evidence that Jesus is who he claims to be. 16:3-4
"Whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall
If you want to stay alive, you must lose your life (kill yourself?) for Jesus' sake.
Jesus condemns the whole world, saying "Woe unto the world because of offenses." 18:7
Jesus advises his followers to mutilate themselves by cutting off their hands and plucking out their eyes. He says it's
better to be "maimed" than to suffer "everlasting fire." 18:8-9
In the parable of the unforgiving servant, the king threatens to enslave a man and his entire family to pay for a debt.
This practice, which was common at the time, seems not to have bothered Jesus very much.
The parable ends with this: "So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you." If you are cruel to others,
God will be cruel to you. 18:23-35
"And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors." 18:34
Rich people don't go to heaven. For as Jesus says, "It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Abandon your wife and children for Jesus and he'll give you a big reward. 19:29
The parable of the unfair, lying employer
The kingdom of heaven is like a business that hires workers, paying each the same wage (one penny). Some work 12 hours for the penny;
others 9, 6, or 3 hours; and others for only one hour. If one of the 12-hour workers complains about it, his boss says,
"Hey, didn't you agree to work all day for a penny? What are you complaining about? From this parable, David Barton (and the Republicans)
claim that Jesus was against the minimum wage.
But the employer didn't say he'd pay each of the workers a penny; he said he'd pay them "whatsoever is right" (vv.4,7).
Is it right for one employee to be paid twelve times as much as another when both are doing the same type of work? 20:1-15
"Jesus ... touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight." 20:34
God is like a rich man who owns a vineyard and rents it to poor farmers. When he sends servants to collect the rent,
the tenants beat or kill them. So he sent his son to collect the rent, and they kill him too. Then the owner comes and kills
the farmers and rents the vineyard to others. 21:33-41
"Whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."
Whoever falls on "this stone" (Jesus) will be broken, and whomever the stone falls on will be ground into powder.
In the parable of the marriage feast, the king sends his servants to gather everyone they can find, both bad and
good, to come to the wedding feast. One guest didn't have on his wedding garment, so the king tied him up and "cast him
into the outer darkness" where "there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Jesus condemns the Jews for being "the children of them which killed the prophets."
Jesus blames his the Jews (who were then living) for "all the righteous blood" from Abel to
The end of the world will be signaled by wars, famines, disease, and earthquakes (6-7). And that's just
"the beginning of sorrows" (8). Next believers will be hated and killed by unbelievers (9), believers will hate and betray each other (10), false
prophets will fool people (11), iniquity will abound and love wax cold (12). But hey, if you make through all that, you'll be saved (13).
Only one more thing will happen before the end comes: the gospel will be preached throughout the world (14). Well, that and the abomination
of desolations will stand in the holy place (15), many false Christs and false prophets will show great signs and wonders (24), the sun and moon
will be darkened and the stars will fall (29), the sign of the son of Man will appear in the sky, everyone on earth will mourn, and then,
finally, the great and powerful son of Man will come in all his glory (30).
Oh, and all these things will happen within the lifespan of Jesus' contemporaries (34).
Or maybe not. Jesus was talking about things he knew nothing about (36). (See Mark 13:32.)
Jesus had no problem with the idea of drowning everyone on earth in the flood. It'll be just like that when he
God will come when people least expect him and then he'll "cut them asunder." And "there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth." 24:50-51
The parable of the cruel and unjust master
The kingdom of heaven is like a rich man who distributed his wealth to his servants while he traveled. He gave
five talents (a talent was a unit of money, worth about 20 years of a worker's wages) to one servant, two to another,
and one to a third. When he returned, the servant with five talents had made five more, the servant with two made two more,
but the servant with one talent only had the talent his master entrusted to him. The master rewarded the servants that
invested his money (without his permission -- what would have happened if the stock market went down during their
master's travels?) and took the talent from the single-talent servant and gave it to the one with ten talents. "For
unto every one that hath shall be given .. but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."
Then the cruel and unjust master cast the servant who carefully protected his master's talent into the "outer darkness:
[where] there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 25:14-30
"Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents." 25:27
Jesus will give to those who already have and take from those who have nothing. He must've been a Republican.
The servant who kept and returned his master's talent was cast into the "outer darkness" where there will be
"weeping and gnashing of teeth." 25:30
Jesus initially refuses to cast out a devil from a Syrophoenician (non-Jewish) woman's daughter, calling the woman a "dog".
After much pleading, he finally agrees to cast out the devil. 7:27
If you're ashamed of Jesus, he'll be ashamed of you. 8:38
Jesus gets mad at his disciples for failing to cast out a devil and says, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with
you? how long shall I suffer you? 9:19
Jesus tells us to cut off our hands and feet, and pluck out our eyes to avoid going to hell.
Jesus says that rich people cannot go to heaven. For "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than
for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 10:25
Jesus will reward men who abandon their wives and families. 10:29-30
God is like a rich man who owns a
vineyard and rents it to poor farmers. When he sends servants to collect the rent, the tenants beat or kill them. So
he sent his son to collect the rent, and they kill him too. Then the owner comes and kills the farmers and gives the
vineyard to others. 12:1-9
In the last days God will make things especially rough on pregnant women.
Ointment for Jesus' head is more important than helping the poor. 14;3-7
Jesus says that those that believe and are baptized will be saved, while those who don't
will be damned. 16:16
Zechariah asks the angel Gabriel how his wife Elizabeth could become pregnant, since she is "stricken with years."
Gabriel makes him "dumb" just for asking. 1:20
"How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?"
Just a few verses earlier (1:17-20), Zacharias is struck dumb for
doubting his wife's angel-assisted pregnancy. Why wasn't Mary punished for her
Those who fail to bear "good fruit" will be "hewn down, and cast into the
"Be content with your wages" -- no matter how unjust they may be.
John the Baptist says that Christ will burn the damned "with fire unquenchable." 3:17
Jesus cures a paralytic by forgiving his sins, thereby proving that he is God
(since only God can forgive sins) and paralysis is caused by sin. 5:18-25
Jesus says that people who are rich, well-fed, happy, or respected are going to hell. 6:24-26
"That he would come and heal his servant"
Here was the perfect opportunity for Jesus to condemn slavery. All he'd have to do is say, "OK,
I'll heal him. But then you must set your slave free, because slavery is wrong." 7:2-10
Jesus speaks in parables so that people won't understand him. 8:10
"Whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not,
from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have." Jesus was the first Republican. 8:18
Jesus, when told that his mother and brothers want to see him, ignores and insults them by saying that his
mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it. 8:20-21
Jesus heals a naked man who was possessed by many devils by sending the devils into a herd of pigs, causing them to run off
a cliff and drown in the sea. This messy, cruel, and expensive (for the owners of the pigs) treatment did not favorably
impress the local residents, and Jesus was asked to leave. 8:27-37
Jesus speaks harshly to his disciples because they couldn't cure epilepsy by casting out devils. 9:41
Jesus says that entire cities will be violently destroyed and the inhabitants "thrust down to hell" for not
"receiving" his disciples. 10:10-15
Jesus blames all the deaths of the prophets [from Abel(?) to Zacharias] on his generation. 11:47-50
Jesus says that we should fear God since he has the power to kill us and then torture us forever in hell.
"He that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God." 12:9
Those who "blaspheme against the Holy Ghost" will never be forgiven. 12:10
Jesus says that God is like a slave-owner who beats his slaves "with many stripes" and cuts them in pieces.
"Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division." 12:51
Jesus calls the people hypocrites because they cannot "discern this time." 12:56
"Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." 13:3, 5
According to Jesus, only a few will be saved; the vast majority will suffer eternally in hell where "there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13:23-30
Jesus says that his disciples must hate their families (mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives,
children) and themselves. 14:26
If you want to be a disciple of Jesus, you must abandon everything, including your family.
"Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of
unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations." 16:9
"If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will
commit to your trust the true riches?" 16:11
In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the rich man goes to hell, because as Abraham explains, he had a
good life on earth and so now he will be tormented. Whereas Lazarus, who was miserable on earth, is now in heaven.
This seems fair to Jesus. 16:19-31
Jesus believed the story of Noah's ark. He thought it really happened and had no problem with
the idea of God drowning everything and everybody. 17:26-27
Jesus also believes the story about Sodom's destruction. He says, "even thus shall it be in
the day the son of man is revealed ... Remember Lot's wife." This tells us about Jesus' knowledge of science and
history, and his sense of justice. 17:29-32
The parable of the avenging, lazy, unjust judge (God). 18:1-6
Rich people cannot go to heaven. "For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a
rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." 18:25
In the parable of the talents, Jesus says that God takes what is not rightly his, and reaps what he didn't sow.
The parable ends with the words: "bring them [those who preferred not to be ruled by him] hither, and slay
them before me." 19:12-27
"Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him."
These verses are used by Republicans to justify protecting the rich from taxation. 19:24-26
Jesus believed the stupid and vicious story from Numbers 21.
(God sent snakes to bite the people for complaining about the lack of food and water.
Then God told Moses to make a brass snake to cure them from the bites.) 3:14
As an example to parents everywhere and to save the world (from himself), God had his own son tortured and killed.
People are damned or saved depending only on what they believe.
Jesus magically perceived that a Samaritan woman had been married and divorced five times previously.
(He could spot a divorced woman a mile away.) Since women weren't allowed to get a divorce, it was always the woman's fault
and divorced women were considered outcasts. This was a great opportunity for Jesus to explain why the Mosaic marriage laws
were unjust and correct them -- if he thought they were wrong, that is, which apparently he didn't. 4:7-18
Jesus believes people are crippled by God as a punishment for sin. He tells a crippled man, after healing him, to
"sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." 5:14
Jesus knew who could stomach the idea of eating his flesh and drinking his blood (the
Catholics, who are going to heaven) and who couldn't (the Protestants, who are going to hell). It's all a part of God's plan
and we have nothing to do with it. 6:64-66
Jesus tells his family that he wasn't going to the feast, but later goes "in secret."
If you don't believe in Jesus, you will "die in your sins" (and then go to hell).
Jesus calls his opponents (the Jews) the sons of the devil. 8:44
The disciples ask Jesus about the cause of a man's blindness. Was it because he or his parents sinned? Jesus said neither
had sinned. The man was born blind so that Jesus could show off his powers by curing him of his blindness.
Jesus says that he has come to make people blind. 9:39
"All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers."
Everyone that ever lived before Jesus was a thief and a robber. 10:8
Lararus must suffer and die (or pretend to die) so that Jesus can "be glorified" by raising
him from the dead. 11:4
Mary wastes expensive ointment on Jesus' feet, rather than selling the ointment and
giving the money to the poor. But Jesus thinks his feet are more important, saying that poor people will
always be around, but he and his precious feet won't be. (According to the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 300 denarii
would be nearly a year's wage for a laborer.) 12:3-8
You must hate your life in order to keep it. (If you love your life, you'll go to hell after you die.)
The reason people didn't believe in Jesus was that God had "blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart." God
did this so that they would not "understand with their heart, and be converted." This way God could damn more
people to hell. 12:40
If you don't believe in Jesus you are going to hell. 12:48
Jesus is the only way to heaven. All other religions lead to hell. 14:6
"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me:
and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father."
If you follow Jesus' teachings, God will love you -- otherwise... well, you know.
Those who do not believe in Jesus will be cast into a fire to be burned.
Now that Jesus has come, non-believers have no excuse for not believing in him.
"None of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled."
Jesus "lost" Judas in order to fulfill scripture. 17:12
With his usual intolerance, Paul condemns homosexuals (including lesbians). This is the only clear reference to
lesbians in the Bible. 1:26-28
Homosexuals (those "without natural affection") and their supporters (those "that have pleasure in them") are
"worthy of death" - along with gossips, boasters, and disobedient children. 1:31-32
Paul asks the very good question: "Is there unrighteousness who taketh vengeance [upon innocent people]?" The
obvious answer to this is, yes. Paul then quickly adds, "I speak as a man." What else could he speak as? A donkey or a
god, perhaps? 3:5
Paul says that those who accuse him of lying deserve damnation. 3:8
The guilty are "justified" and "saved from wrath" by the blood of an innocent victim.
"If ... we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son", then God is truly a monster. 5:10
God punishes everyone for someone else's sin; then he saves them by killing an innocent victim.
"By the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation." 5:18
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the
obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
It's difficult to imagine a more unjust system. 5:19
God gave the law so "that the offence might abound." 5:20
Everyone is predestined by God to be either saved or damned; they can do nothing to affect their final
No one can oppose Christians since God is on their side. 8:31
"He that spareth not his own son" shouldn't be trusted by anyone. 8:32
A Christian cannot be accused of any wrongdoing. 8:33
God makes some people that are destined to go to heaven and others that will go to hell. There is nothing that they
can do to change the will of God. Paul says that this is how it should be, saying: "What if God, willing to show his wrath,
and to make his power known" damns most of mankind to eternal torments of hell for things they either didn't do or
couldn't avoid doing? 9:11-22
God blinded the Jews so they wouldn't recognize Jesus as the Messiah. 11:7-10, 25
"Salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them [the Jews] to jealousy." 11:11
"As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election,
they are beloved for the father's sakes."
Jews are enemies to Christians, but God loves them for their ancestors' sake. 11:28
Gentiles used to be unbelievers, but now the Jews are the unbelievers and God saves gentiles through Jewish unbelief. It's all a part of
God's plan. 11:30
Non-believing Jews will obtain mercy through the mercy of believers. 11:31
"The powers that be are ordained of God." Whoever resists them will be damned.
"He that doubteth is damned ... Whosoever is not of faith is sin." 14:23
Shun those who disagree with your religious views. 16:17
"I [God] will destroy the wisdom of the wise." 1:19
Christians can judge everything and everybody, but no non-Christian can judge them.
If you defile the temple of God, God will destroy you. 3:17
Paul, judging from rumors alone, complains
that there are fornicators among his followers in Corinth; he is even worried
that some have had sex with their fathers' wives. He says that those who have
done these things should be "delivered to Satan for the destruction of the flesh" so that their
soul can be saved. 5:1-5
A believer should not sue another believer in court. 6:1-7
"Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?" 6:2
Paul lists ten things that will keep you out of heaven, including homosexuality and being
Everything is lawful to Paul, and he submits himself to no law. 6:12,
Slaves should not desire their freedom. Yet they should not be the servants of men.
Paul quotes Dt 25:4, "Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that
treadeth out the corn." That sounds like a nice humane law. Until Paul explains it, that is. He asks, "Does God care about oxen?", and
then answers his own rhetorical question by saying, "Hell no. The law is for our sakes." 9:9-10
"I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."
Paul says he'll do whatever it takes to make people believe in order to save them from a God who will torture them for their honest disbelief.
Paul claims that God killed 23,000 in a plague for "committing whoredom with the daughters
of Moab 10:8
If you tempt Christ (How could you tempt Christ?), you'll will die from snake bites.
If you murmur, you'll be destroyed by the destroyer (God). 10:10
Those that "eateth and drinketh unworthily" will go to hell. 11:27
Women are commanded by Paul to be silent in church and to be obedient to men. He further says that "if they
will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in
Those who don't love Jesus are to be "anathema" (damned). 16:22
The elect and the damned are predestined by God. 1:4
God is planning a messy, mass murder in "the wrath to come" and only Jesus can save you from it.
Paul accuses "the Jews" of killing Jesus, persecuting the prophets, displeasing God, and being "contrary to
all men." He concludes that the wrath of God will "come upon them to the uttermost.
Christians shouldn't mourn the death of their fellow believers. They'll be OK and you'll see them later in heaven. The people you should
mourn are dead nonbelievers. They have no hope (because they're going to hell). 4:13
"Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn
not to blaspheme." Apparently (see 2 Tim 2:16-18
and 4:14-15) their "blasphemy" was disagreeing with Paul. 1:20
You should help a widow only if she: has no children or nephews;
is desolate, trusts in God, and prays all the time; is not living in pleasure (a widow living in pleasure is the living dead);
is over 60 years old; had only one husband; has raised children; has lodged strangers; has washed the saints' feet; has relieved
the afflicted; and has diligently followed every good work. 5:3-10
Never help a young widow (one under 60 years old). When they wax wanton against Christ, they'll get
married, and be damned to hell for rejecting their faith. Besides, young widows are idle busybodies, wandering around from house to house saying
things they shouldn't say. They should get married and have children (though
they'll be damned to hell for it). Heck, some of them have already turned aside after Satan. 5:11-15
Publicly humiliate those who sin by announcing their sins in front of God and everybody so
"that others may also fear." 5:20
Slaves ("servants" in the KJV) should treat their masters "worthy of all honor, that the
name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed." This is especially true when both slave and owner are Christians. Anyone that teaches otherwise
is a proud know-nothing. 6:1-4
Jews are unruly liars "whose mouths must be stopped." 1:10-11
The people of Crete are "always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies." 1:12
Slaves must obey their masters and "please them well in all things ... showing all good fidelity."
"Not by works ... but ... by the washing ... of the Holy Ghost."
People aren't saved by doing good things, but by the arbitrary decision of God. He decides who gets washed by the Holy
Ghost and who doesn't. Hasa diga eebowai. 3:5
Heretics are to be rejected since they are subverted, sinners, and condemned by God. 3:10-11
Paul returns the runaway slave, Onesimus, to his "rightful owner", Philemon. This was, of course, a great opportunity for Paul
(and God) to condemn slavery -- if he (and God) had anything against it, that is. But he doesn't. Instead he returns the slave to his
owner without a word against the institution of slavery. 1:12
Every skeptic and nonbeliever has "an evil heart of unbelief." 3:12
It is impossible for fallen-away Christians to be saved. (Didn't the author know about confession or the finality
of being saved?) 6:4-6
"That which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned."
Apostates will burn in hell with the other non-believers. 6:8
"Melchisedec ... to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all."
Abraham gave Melchisedec one-tenth of all of the booty from "the slaughter of the kings,"
setting a fine example for religious hucksters everywhere. 7:1-2
God will not forgive anyone unless something is killed for him in a bloody manner. 9:13-22
"A certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries." God will soon destroy non-believers in a fiery hell. 10:27
Those who disobeyed the Old Testament law were killed without mercy. It will be much worse for those who displease
"Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord." 10:30
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." 10:31
If you're not a Christian, it's impossible to please God. 11:6
"By faith Noah ... condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." 11:7
"Abraham ... offered up Isaac ... his only begotten son." (And this was a good thing? How fucked up is that?) 11:17
The Israelites kept the passover and sprinkled blood on doorposts so that God wouldn't kill their firstborn children (like he did the Egyptians
in Exodus 12:29).
God saved Rahab because she believed. (He killed all the non-believers in Jericho.) 11:31
"Time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel,
and of the prophets." The heroes of faith: Gideon, Samson, Jephthah,
David, and Samuel. It would be hard to find a more monstrous group than these guys. 11:32
God ordered animals to be "stoned, or thrust through with a dart" if they "so much as ... touch the mountain."
If you "keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, "you are guilty of all." 2:10
"He shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy." 2:13
James says Abraham was justified by works (for being willing to
kill his son for God); Paul (Romans 4:2-3) says he
was justified by faith (for believing that God would order him to do such an
evil act). 2:21
"Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss."
If your prayers are not answered, it's your own damned fault. 4:3
Whoever is a friend of the world is an enemy of God. 4:4
We are all, according to Peter, predestined to be saved or damned. We have no say in the matter. It was all
determined by "the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ."1:2
"Submit yourselves ... to the king ... for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well."
Monarchy is the Biblically-approved form of government whose purpose is to punish evildoers and praise do-gooders.
According to Peter, kings reign by divine right and everyone, therefore, should "honor the king."
God drowned everyone on earth except for Noah and his family. 3:20
Things may get rough for Christians, but it will really be hell for nonbelievers. 4:17-18
Don't associate with non-Christians. Don't receive them into your house or even exchange greeting
with them. This is the biblical justification for "Disfellowshipping" among the Jehovah's Witnesses.
False Jews are members of "the synagogue of Satan." 2:9
"I [Jesus] will kill her children with death." 2:23
Those in Thyatira that obey God/Jesus until the end will rule everyone else with an iron rod. They'll even get to smash
the others into pieces. He'll even throw in the morning star (the planet Venus?). 2:26-28
God will make "the synagogue of Satan" [the Jews] "come and worship before thy feet." (Whose
feet? Well, the feet of Christians, of course!) 3:9
God gives someone on a white horse a bow and sends him out to conquer people.
God gave power to someone on a red horse "to take from the earth ... that they should kill one another."
God tells Death and Hell to kill one quarter of the earth's
population with the sword, starvation, and "with the beasts of the earth." 6:8
The martyrs just can't wait until everyone else is slaughtered. God gives them a white robe
and tells them to wait until he's done with his killing spree. 6:10-11
God tells his murderous angels to "hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants
of your God on their foreheads." This verse is one that Christians like to use to show God's loving concern for the
environment. But the previous verse (7:2) makes it clear that it was their God-given job to "hurt the earth and the sea"
just as soon as they finished their forehead marking job. 7:3
God sends his angels to destroy a third part of all the trees, grass, sea
creature, mountains, sun, moon, starts, and water. 8:7-13
"Many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter." 8:11
The angels are instructed not to "hurt the grass [how could they? He already had all the grass killed in 8:7] ...
but only those men which have not the seal of God on their foreheads." God tells his angels not to kill them, but rather
torment them with scorpions for five months. Those tormented will want to die, but God won't let them.
God makes some horse-like locusts with human heads, women's hair, lion's teeth, and scorpion's tails. They
sting people and hurt them for five months. 9:7-10
Four angels, with an army of 200 million, killed a third of the earth's population.
Anyone that messes with God's two olive trees and
two candlesticks (God's witnesses) will be burned to death by fire that comes out of their mouths.
God's witnesses have special powers. They can shut up heaven so that it cannot rain, turn rivers
into blood, and smite the earth with plagues "as often as they will." 11:6
When the witnesses ascend into heaven, an earthquake kills 7000 men. This was the second woe. "The
third woe cometh quickly." 11:13-14
The devil, after he is expelled from heaven, is sent down to earth to wreak havoc on its inhabitants.
Only 144,000 celibate men will be saved. (Those who were not "defiled with women.")
Those who receive the mark of the beast will "drink of the wine of the wrath of God ... and shall be
tormented with fire and brimstone ... and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever."
Seven angels with seven plagues are filled with the wrath of God. 15:1, 7
The seven vials of wrath: 1) sores, 2) sea turned to blood, 3) rivers turned to blood, 4) people scorched with
fire, 5) people gnaw their tongues in pain, 6) Euphrates dries up, 7) thunder, lightning, earthquake, and hail.
"There fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast." 16:2
"The second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea."
"The third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters;
and they became blood." 16:4
The angel says God is righteous for turning rivers into blood. Well, it's an interesting point of view.
But I'd say he's a raving lunatic. 16:5
Another angel tells God how righteous he is because he gives saints blood to drink. 16:7
"Power was given unto him [the fourth angel] to scorch men with fire." 16:8
"The fifth angel poured out his vial ... and they gnawed their tongues for pain." 16:10
Even after being burned alive, those nasty people wouldn't repent! 16:11
The sixth angel dries up the Euphrates river. 16:12
God destroyed every island and mountain (just for the hell of it). 16:20
Christians will fight in the war between Jesus and those allied with the beast.