Intolerance in the Bible
- God gives Abraham and his descendants all of the land of Canaan forever. This
promise is still used to justify the unending battles over the land in the
Middle East. 13:14-15, 17:8
- An uncircumcised boy is to be abandoned by his parents and community.
- God kills everyone (men, women, children, infants, newborns) in Sodom and Gomorrah
by raining "fire and brimstone from the Lord out of heaven." Well, almost everyone -- he
spares the "just and righteous" Lot and his family.19:24
- Lot's nameless wife looks back, and God turns her into a pillar of salt.
- Rebekah told Isaac she was weary of living with the daughters of Heth (Hittite women).
Her life will be worthless if Jacob marries one of them. 27:46
- Abraham makes his servant swear that he won't let Isaac marry
a Canaanite. 24:3
- Esau married two Hittite women, "which were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah." (Because they were Hittites -- not because he
married two women.) 26:34-35
- Isaac tells Jacob not to marry a Canaanite. 28:1
- Jacob's sons can't stand the idea of their sister marrying someone who is uncircumcised. 34:14
- "And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him."
What did Er do to elicit God's wrath? The Bible doesn't say. Maybe he picked up some sticks
on Saturday. 38:7
- After God killed Er, Judah tells Onan to "go in unto they brother's wife." But "Onan
knew that the seed should not be his; and ... when he went in unto his brother's wife ... he
spilled it on the ground.... And the thing which he did displeased the Lord; wherefore he slew
him also." This lovely Bible story is seldom read in Sunday School, but it is the basis of many
Christian doctrines, including the condemnation of both masturbation and birth control.
- After Judah pays Tamar for her services, he is told that she "played the harlot" and "is
with child by whoredom." When Judah hears this, he says, "Bring her forth, and let her be
- God decides to kill Moses because his son had not yet been circumcised. 4:24-26
- God will kill the Egyptian children to show that he puts "a difference between the Egyptians and Israel."
- After God has sufficiently hardened the Pharaoh's heart, he kills all the firstborn Egyptian children. When he was finished
"there was not a house where there was not one dead." Finally, he runs out of little babies to kill, so he slaughters the firstborn
cattle, too. 12:29
- No stranger, foreigner, or uncircumcised person can eat the Passover.
12:43, 45, 48
- If you do what God says, he won't send his diseases on you (like he did to the Egyptians).
But otherwise.... 15:26
- When the people complain to Moses, he tells them they aren't complaining about him, but about God, making
them apostates and heretics, and therefore deserve severe punishment. Religious leaders have
used this tactic ever since. 16:8
- Joshua, with God's approval, kills the Amalekites "with the edge of the sword."
- The Lord will have war with Amalek from
generation to generation." 17:14
- "The Lord has sworn [God swears!] that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation." So God
is still fighting Amalek. I hope Moses can still keep his hand up. 17:14-16
- God favors Israelites "above all people." 19:5
- The first commandment ("Thou shalt have no other gods before me.") condemns those who worship any other than the
biblical god. 20:3
- "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." Thousands of innocent women have suffered excruciating deaths because of this
- "He who sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly destroyed." If this commandment is obeyed,
then the four billion people who do not believe in the biblical god must be killed. 22:20
- Don't even mention the names of the other gods. 23:13
- God will send an angel to help his people. If they obey him, God will be an enemy to their enemies, cutting them all off.
- Do not allow others to worship a different god. Conquer them
and destroy their religious property. 23:24
- God promises to "send his fear before the Israelites" and
to kill everyone that they encounter when they enter the promised land.
- Stay away from those who worship a different god. 23:32
- Don't let any strangers attend your animal sacrifices. 29:33
- Whoever puts holy oil on a stranger shall be "cut off from his people."
- Those who break the Sabbath are to be executed. 31:14
- Moses burned the golden calf, ground it into powder, and then forced it down the throats
of all the people. 32:20
- God orders the sons of Levi (Moses, Aaron, and the other members of their tribe that were "on the Lord's side") to kill
"every man his neighbor." "And there fell of the people that day about 3000 men." 32:27-28
- "Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I
blot out of my book." 32:33
- God drives out the pagan tribes and commands the Israelites to destroy their altars and places of worship.
- God, "whose name is Jealous", will not tolerate the worship of any other god. 34:14
- "Thou shalt make thee no molten gods." 34:17
- Whoever works, or even kindles a fire, on the Sabbath "shall be put to death." 35:2-3
- Two of the sons of Aaron "offered strange fire before the Lord" and "there went out fire
from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord." 10:1-2
- Moses tells Aaron that his sons were burned to death to sanctify and glorify God. 10:3
- Moses tells Aaron's cousins to drag the burned bodies out of the camp, and he warns Aaron not to mourn the death of his sons or God will
kill him too, along with everyone else. 10:4-6
- "When ye be come into the land of Canaan ... I put the plague of leprosy in ... the land of your possession."
God "put the plague of leprosy" on the Canaanites. 14:34
- Homosexual acts are an abomination to God. 18:22
- "Keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations ... that the land spue not you out also,
when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you." 18:26-28
- "Whosoever shall commit any of these abominations ... shall be cut off from among their people." 18:29
- "Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times."
Don't eat anything with blood, or use magic or astrology. 19:26
- "Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard."
Don't round the corners of your head or beard. 19:27
- "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you."
Don't get an tatoos. 19:28
- Stay away from wizards and people with familiar spirits. 19:31
- Stay away from people with familiar spirits and don't "go a whoring" after them either.
- If a man has sex with another man, kill them both. 20:13
- People with "familiar spirits" (witches, fortune tellers, etc.) are to be
stoned to death. 20:27
- Handicapped people cannot approach the altar of God. They would "profane" it.
- No stranger or slave can "eat of the holy thing." 22:10, 13
- If a priest's daughter marries "a stranger" she can't eat any holy things. 22:12
- God won't accept animal sacrifices from strangers, since strangers have blemishes and are corrupt. 22:25
- Don't do any work on the day of atonement or God will destroy you.
- A man curses and blasphemes while disputing with another man. Moses asks God what to
do about it. God says that the whole community must stone him to death. "And the children of Israel did as the Lord
and Moses commanded." 24:10-23
- Anyone who blasphemes or curses shall be stoned to death by the entire community.
- God tells the Israelites to make slaves out of their neighbors and their families. The "heathens" and
"strangers" are to be their possessions forever. 25:44-46
- If you don't follow all of the laws in the Old Testament, God will shower you with all of the curses in the next 25 verses.
- "I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning
ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed
in vain, for your enemies shall eat it." 26:16
- "I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies." 26:17
- "And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins."
- "I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins." 26:21
- "I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle." 26:22
- "I ... will punish you yet (another) seven times for your sins." 26:24
- "I will bring a sword upon you ... I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy."
- "And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me ... then ... I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins."
- "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat." 26:29
- "I will ... cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you." 26:30
- "And I will make your cities waste." 26:31
- "And I will bring the land into desolation". 26:32
- "And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste."
- "And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a
shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth."
- "And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your
- "And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up." 26:38
- "And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their
fathers shall they pine away with them." 26:39
- God defines the value of human life in dollars and cents. Of course, to God, females
are worth considerably less than males (50 - 60%) -- but neither are worth much.
- God shows his hospitality with the admonition: "The stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death."
1:51, 3:10, 3:38
- Two of Aaron's sons are killed by God for "offering strange fire before the Lord."
- All firstborn men and beasts belong to God, since God killed all the firstborn of Egypt. 3:13
- God tells the people to expel from camp "every leper, every one that hath an issue, and whoever is defiled by the dead."
So by God's instructions, the sick are abandoned and left to suffer and die alone.
- "And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it (He had his hearing aid on.) .... and his
anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them."
God burned the complainers alive. That'll teach them! 11:1-2
- The people begin to whine about not having any meat. So God says he'll
give them meat, alright. He'll give them "flesh to eat," not for just a few days, but "for a whole
month, until it come out of [their] nostrils, and it be loathsome to [them]." Yuck.
- "And while the flesh [of the quails] was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled
against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague. "The Bible isn't too clear about what these poor
folks did to upset God so much; all it says is that they had "lusted." 11:33
- Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, the first freethought/democracy martyrs, refused to follow Moses blindly, saying
that everyone is holy and should be free to think for him or herself. God killed them and their
families for daring to challenge Moses. 16:1-35
- Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment."
God warns everyone to get away; he's going to kill some more people. 16:20-21
- "Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me ... if the LORD make ... the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all
that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit..."
Moses tells the people that if the ground opens up and swallows the rebels and their families, then you'll know that God's on his side.
- "The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto
Korah ... They ... went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them." 16:31-33
- "And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that
offered incense." 16:35
- After God killed Korah, his family, and 250 innocent bystanders, the people complained saying, "ye have killed the
people of the Lord." So God, who doesn't take kindly to criticism, sends a plague on the people. And "they that died in the
plague were 14,700." 16:41-50
- "Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment."
God threatens (again) to kill everyone (but his special friends, Moses and Aaron). 16:44-45
- "For there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun ... they that died
in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred." 16:46-49
- "And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and
their cities." This verse demonstrates the power of prayer: If you ask God, he will destroy entire cities for you.
- God delivers the Amorites into Moses' hands. (You're in God hands with Moses.) So Moses does the usual thing,
killing everyone "until their was none left alive." 21:34-35
- After the people "commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab," Moses has them all killed. Then God tells Moses to
hang their dead bodies up in front of him; God says that this will satisfy him. 25:1-5
- When one of the Israelite men brings home a foreign woman, "Phinehas (Aaron's grandson) sees them and throws a spear "through the man .. and the woman through her belly."
This act pleases God so much that "the plague was stayed from the children of Israel." But not before
24,000 had died. 25:6-9
- For impaling the interracial couple, God rewards Phinehas and his sons with the everlasting
- God tells Moses how to care for his neighbors by saying: "Vex the Midianites, and smite them."
- The ground swallow Korah and his companions and a fire consumes 250 men. 26:10
- "And Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the Lord." When you go camping avoid making any
unusual fires. 26:61
- Under God's direction, Moses' army defeats the Midianites. They kill all the adult males, but take the women and
children captive. When Moses learns that they left some live, he angrily says: "Have you saved all the women alive? Kill
every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children,
that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." So they went back and did as Moses (and
presumably God) instructed, killing everyone except for the virgins. In this way they got 32,000 virgins -- Wow!
(Even God gets some of the booty -- including the virgins.) 31:1-54
- God killed all the Egyptian firstborn. 33:4
- God tells Moses to exterminate the residents of Canaan and destroy all of their religious symbols and possessions.
- But if the Israelites don't kill them all, then God will make them pricks in their eyes and
thorns in their sides. And he will do unto the Israelites as he planned to do to the inhabitants of
- "God ... shall fight for you." 1:30
- "The Lord destroyed them before them" -- the general treatment of the people who were supposedly
displaced by the Israelites. 2:21-22
- All nations shall be terrorized by the followers of Yahweh. 2:25
- God hardened the heart of the king of Heshbon and so that
he could have him and all of his people killed. 2:30
- At God's instructions, the Israelites "utterly destroyed the men, women, and the little ones" leaving "none to
- God destroyed the followers of Baalpeor. 4:3
- If someone makes an image of anything (like a bird or flower) then God will destroy the entire
- God brought the Israelites out of Egypt "by war ... and by great terrors." 4:34
- The first commandment ("Thou shalt have no other gods before me.") condemns those who worship any other than the
biblical god. 5:4
- If you worship the wrong god, God will get jealous and kill you. 6:15
- God instructs the Israelites to kill, without mercy, all the inhabitants (strangers) of the land that they
- God forbids marriages with those of other tribes. 7:3
- If you do show any mercy to such strangers, "give your daughters to any of them, or "take" any of their daughters, then
you'll get God so angry that he'll "destroy thee suddenly." 7:4
- Destroy the altars, images, and places of worship of those with different religions.
- God prefers the Israelites to everyone else. It's not that he's prejudiced, he just like them better.
- God will kill those who hate him. 7:10
- God's favorite people will never be infertile (neither will their cows!) and will never get sick. (God will
send infertility and diseases on the other guys.) 7:14-15
- God commands his people to "consume all the people which the Lord thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have
no pity on them." 7:16
- God will send hornets to kill your enemies, "for the Lord thy God is among you,
a mighty God and terrible." 7:20-23
- "The LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed."
- Burn and "utterly detest" the religious symbols of other faiths. They are an abomination to God. If you bring such an image
into your house you will become "a cursed thing like it." 7:25-26
- "If thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods ... ye shall surely perish."
- God orders the destruction of all other places of worship. 12:2-3
- After God kills those of other faiths, be sure to reject their beliefs and do not
learn about them. Otherwise God will have to kill you too. 12:30
- Prophets and dreamers are to be executed if they say or dream the wrong things.
- If your brother, son, daughter, wife, or friend tries to get you to worship another god, "thou shalt surely kill him,
thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death." 13:6-10
- If you hear of a city where another god is worshiped, then destroy everyone in the city (even the cattle) and burn
it down. (Watch out Salt Lake!) 13:12-16
- The Israelites are a holy, chosen, peculiar people. God likes them better than anyone else. 14:2
- Kill everyone who has religious beliefs that are different from your own.
- Anyone who will not listen to a priest or a judge must be executed.
- Wizards, witches, astrologers, and new age folks are all "an abomination unto the Lord."
- False prophets are to be (you guessed it) executed. How do you know who is a false prophet? By whether or not their
predictions come true. (Watch out Jehovah's Witnesses!) 18:20
- Women are not to wear men's clothing and vice versa -- it's an "abomination unto the Lord." 22:5
- God won't let bastards attend church. Neither can the sons or daughters of bastards "even to the tenth generation."
So if you plan to attend church next Sunday be ready to prove that your genitals are intact and don't forget your birth
certificate and genealogical records for at least the last ten generations. Don't laugh. This stuff is important to God.
- No Moabite will ever be allowed into the congregation of the Lord. 23:3, 6
- God says not to bring any whore, sodomite, or dog into the house of the Lord. For "these things are an abomination
to the Lord." Sodomites and dogs are biblical names for homosexuals. 23:17-18
- God commands the Israelites to "blot out the rembrance of Amalek from under heaven." A few hundred years later
God orders Saul to kill of the Amalekites "both man and woman, infant and suckling."
(1 Samuel 15:2-3) 25:19
- If you don't obey all of the laws that are given in the Old Testament, God shower you with the curses that are given
in the next 52 verses. 28:16-68
- "Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body." 28:18
- "The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do,
until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly." 28:20
- "The LORD shall make
the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee." 28:21
- "The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies." 28:25
- "And thy carcass shall be meat to
all the fowls of the air, and no man shall fray them away." 28:26
- "The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and the emerods [hemorrhoids], and with the scab, and with the
itch, whereof thou canst be healed." 28:27
- "The Lord will smite thee with madness, and , and astonishment of heart." 28:28
- "And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways:
and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee." 28:29
- "Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes ... thine ass shall be violently taken away." 28:31
- "Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people." 28:32
- You will be enslaved and driven mad in another country. 28:33-34
- "The Lord will smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy
foot unto the top of thy head." 28:35
- You will be ruled by other nations, forced to serve other gods, become a laughingstock among your neighbors, have
your crops destroyed by locusts, your vines eaten by worms, and have fruitless olive trees.
- "Thou shalt begat sons and daughters, but thou shall not enjoy them; for they shall go into
- "All these curses shall come upon thee ... and upon thy seed for ever."
- God will enslave you and destroy you with hunger, thirst, hardship,
and all kinds of deprivation. 28:48-52
- "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters."
- "So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his
bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave: So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his
children whom he shall eat." 28:54-55
- "The tender and delicate woman" will be forced to eat her own children "that cometh out from between her
- "If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book. Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful,
and the plagues of thy seed ...
Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will
the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed." 28:58-61
- If the Jews don't follow God's laws he'll have most of them killed. 28:62
- "The LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought." 28:63
- "And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods."
- "The LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of
eyes, and sorrow of mind." 28:65
- "And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have
none assurance of thy life." 28:66
- "In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning!
for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see." 28:67
- God will have you sold to your enemies -- but even they won't buy you.
- If you serve the gods of other nations, "all the curses that are in
this book" will fall upon you. 29:18-20
- If you follow your own heart, God will curse you with all the curses in Deuteronomy 28:15-68.
- "And the Lord will put all these curses upon thine enemies." See Deuteronomy 28:16-64 for some
of the curses God has in mind. 30:7
- Moses tells the people that God will destroy
all the inhabitants of the lands that they pass through. 31:3
- Humans were divided by God into groups; then God chose one group (the Israelites) as his favorite and gave all of his "inheritance" to them.
- God hates non-believers. 32:19-20
- When God gets mad -- watch out! He'll starve you to death, burn you with fire, and send vicious beasts to
devour you. He'll "destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs." Not even the
helpless and innocent are spared by this psychotic God. 32:21-26
- "For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall
consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the
- "I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them." 32:23
- "They shall be burnt
with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I
will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of
the dust." 32:24
- "The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs."
- "I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men." 32:26
- God "magnifies" Joshua and promises to "without fail" drive out all the inhabitants of the lands through which they passed. 3:7
- "And the city shall be accursed ... and all that therein, to the Lord: only Rahab the harlot shall live." God explains that
Rahab is to be spared since she hid Joshua's spies and lied to those who were searching for them (2:4-5). But why was
everyone else killed? Some of them were probably liars too. 6:17
- Keep yourselves from "the accursed thing". Whatever that is. But be sure to save all the silver and gold for God!
- "And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass,
with the edge of the sword." 6:21
- Joshua says that those who try to rebuild Jericho will be accursed by God, and will have to sacrifice both their oldest
and their youngest sons in its construction. But Jericho still exists today, and is often considered to be the world's oldest,
continuously occupied city. 6:26
- Joshua says that those who try to rebuild Jericho will be accursed by God, and will have to
sacrifice both their oldest and their youngest sons in its construction. Well, Jericho still exists
today, and is often considered to be the world's oldest, continuously occupied city.
- God tells Joshua to kill whoever took "the accursed thing." 7:10-12
- Joshua and all the elders tear their clothes, fall on their faces, and put dust on their heads. They perform this tantrum
because the Israelites lost a battle (God was punishing them because one man (Achan) "took of the accursed thing").
- If you happen to see "the accursed thing," don't touch it. If you do, you, your family, and all of your animals must
be burned. 7:15
- "And Joshua ... took Achan ... and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his sheep... And all of Israel
stoned them with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones." This is because Achan "took
of the accursed thing" -- whatever that means. But why would God require that Achan's sons and daughters (and even his
animals) be stoned to death along with him? The Bible doesn't say. But it does tell us that "the Lord turned from the
fierceness of his anger" when Achan, his children, and his animals were stoned to death and their
dead bodies burned. 7:24-26
- "When ye have taken the city [Ai] ... ye shall set the city on fire: according to the commandment of the LORD.
- "When Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field ... all the Israelites returned unto Ai,
and smote it with the edge of the sword." 8:24
- "All that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand." 8:25
- "And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand."
God delivers the Amorites into Joshua's hand (so he can kill them all). 10:8
- "And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way."
God slaughters the Amorites and even chases them along the way. 10:10
- "The LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them ... and they died."
As the Amorites try to escape, God sends down huge hailstones and kills even more of them. 10:11
- God tells Joshua to "pursue after your enemies and smite the hindmost of them." (Kick their butts.) Don't let any of
them escape "for the Lord your God hath delivered them into your hand." 10:19
- Joshua tells his captains to "put your feet upon the necks of these kings." He says, "thus shall the Lord do to all of
your enemies." Then Joshua kills the kings and hangs them on trees. 10:24-26
- "Thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies." 10:25
- Joshua, at God's command, kills everyone and everything that he can find (including babies and little children)--
or, as the Bible puts it, he "utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord commanded." 10:28-32
- "Joshua passed unto Eglon ... and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed."
- "Joshua went ... unto Hebron ... and smote it with the edge of the sword ... and all the cities ... and all the souls that were therein;
he left none remaining." 10:36-37
- "Joshua returned ... to Debir ... And he took it ... and all the cities ... and they smote them with the edge of the sword,
and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining."10:38-39
- "So Joshua ... left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded."
- "All these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel."
- God delivers the Hazorites into Joshua's hand, and he knows just what to do with them: he smites them all with
(you guessed it) the edge of the sword until "there was not any left to breathe." 11:6-17
- "And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them ... and they smote them, until they left them none remaining."
- "Joshua ... smote the king thereof with the sword." 11:10
- "And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left to breathe."
- "And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly destroyed them,
as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded." 11:12
- "Every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe."
- "As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all
that the LORD commanded Moses." 11:15
- "So Joshua took ... all their kings ... and smote them, and slew them." 11:16-17
- "For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy
them utterly." Notice that God hardens their hearts so that he can have an excuse to kill them. 11:20
- "Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities." 11:21
- "Did not Achan son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of
Israel?" To find out see Joshua 7:1-26. 22:20
- "I plagued Egypt." 24:5
- God brags about drowning the Egyptians. 24:7
- "I delivered them into your hand." 24:11
- God is jealous and will never forgive you for your sins. "He will turn and do you hurt, and consume you."
- "They slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it ... And the Lord was with Judah."
(You can tell by the number of innocent people he killed.) 1:17, 19
- The Israelite spies killed everyone in Bethel, except for the man (and his family) who
showed them how to enter the city. 1:25
- An angel drops by to rebuke the Israelites for being too tolerant of the religious
beliefs of the people they have been massacring. He tells them that since they didn't complete their
job (of killing everyone), God will not completely drive them out (like he promised to do). Instead
he'll keep some of them around so that the Israelites will be ensnared by their false gods.
- God gets angry when the Israelites reject him and decide to worship other Gods. 2:12
- God "delivers" more folks into the hands of his chosen people. "And they slew of Moab ... about 10,000 men
... and their escaped not a man." 3:28-29
- Shamgar kills 600 Philistines with an ox goad. Praise God. 3:31
- "The Lord discomfited Sisera ... with the edge of the sword ... and there was not a man left."
- "So let all thine enemies perish, O Lord." (Let them all have their temples pierced by blessed women.)
- "The LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man."
God promises to help Gideon kill all the Midianites. 6:16
- "The LORD said unto him ... throw down the altar of Baal ... and cut down the grove."
God tells Gideon to vandalize his neighbors' places of worship. 6:25
- "The altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down." 6:28
- Two princes are killed and their heads are brought to Gideon. 7:25
- For refusing to feed him and his army, Gideon swears that he'll tear the flesh off the elders of Succoth.
(And he carries out his threat in verse 16.) 8:7
- "He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth."
- "He beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city." 8:17
- "As soon as Gideon was dead ... the children of Israel ... went a whoring after Baalim."
- "God ... delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they smote them: so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites."
- "Whomsoever the LORD our God shall drive out from before us, them will we [the Israelites]
- "The LORD delivered them into his hands ... And he smote them ... even twenty cities ... with a very great slaughter."
- "The children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD;
and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years." 13:1
- Samson, with God's help, kills himself and 3000 Philistine men and women by causing a roof to collapse,
setting an example for Bible-based terrorism. 16:27-30
- "The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them." If God doesn't
like you, he'll send a thunderstorm your way to break your body into little pieces. 2:10
- God will kill those who sin against him. 2:25
- God kills 50,070 men for looking into the ark. "And the people lamented, because the Lord had smitten many of
the people with a great slaughter." 6:19
- "Saul ... slew the Ammorites unto the heat of the day." Then he took a little break. After all, killing is
hard work. 11:11
- To day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel."
God saved the Israelites by slaughtering the Ammonites. 11:13
- God orders Saul to kill all of the Amalekites: men, women, infants, sucklings, ox, sheep, camels, and asses.
Why? Because God remembers what Amalek did hundreds of years ago. 15:2-3
- Saul killed everyone but Agag (the king) and the best of the animals. But still God was furious with Saul for
not killing everything as he had been told to do. He said, "it repenteth me that I have set Saul up to be king."
- Saul is rebuked by Samuel for "doing evil in the sight of the Lord" by failing to kill all of the
- Because Saul didn't kill everyone as God commanded, God changes his mind about him
being king. 15:23-26
- To please God, Samuel hacks Agag in pieces "before the Lord" [I bet God enjoyed that!] -- after Agag
pleads with him saying, "surely the bitterness of death has past." 15:32-34
- "David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter." 19:8
- "David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and
smite the Philistines."
- "Then David enquired of the LORD yet again. And the LORD answered him and said ... I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand."
- "So David ... fought with the Philistines ... and smote them with a great slaughter." 23:5
- "And David smote the land and left neither man nor woman alive." (No wonder God liked David so much!)
- David tells one of his "young men" to kill the Amalekite messenger who claimed to have mercifully killed Saul
at Saul's own request. 1:15
- David asks God if he should kill some more Philistines. God says yes, and he'll even help. So David and
God "smote the Philistines" again. 5:19, 25
- "They left their images, and David and his men burned them." 5:21
- "The LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you:
for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods."
Note that Solomon is told to stay away from foreign women. Why? Because they have different ("strange")
religious beliefs, and God disapproves of mixed-faith marriages. 11:2
- His wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God."
The wisest man that ever lived (1 Kings 4:31) was misled by his wives into worshipping other gods.
- "For the LORD shall smite Israel ... because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger."
- "When she came to the threshold of the door, the child died."
To punish Jeroboam for making gold calves, God killed his son. 14:17
- "There were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations...."
God shows his homophobia by calling gay people "sodomites" and their sexual relations "abominations." 14:24
- Asa "did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD" by expelling homosexuals (or "sodomites", as the
good book calls them). 15:12
- Baasha kills "all of the house of Jeroboam" leaving none "to breath." This slaughter was done "according to the
word of the Lord." 15:29
- Elijah kills 450 prophets of Baal. 18:22, 40
- "Ben-hadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took from thy
father, I will restore ... Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this
covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away."
King Ahab is merciful to king Beh-hada. God will later kill him for it. (See 1 Kings 20:42 and
- Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction,
therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people."
The prophet tells king Ahab that he will be killed and his people punished for not killing Ben-hadad:
"Your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people." 20:42
- Naboth is stoned to death for blaspheming god and the king. 21:13
- Jehoshaphat "did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord" and "took" the homosexuals (sodomites) "out
of the land," or as the RSV says, "he exterminated" them. 22:43, 46
- Ahaziah was sick and sent messengers to Baalzebub to ask if he would recover. God was jealous of the
attention given to his competitor and tells Ahaziah that he will die for asking the wrong god.
- God kills Ahaziah for consulting another God. 1:16-17
- God sends two bears to rip up 42 little children for making fun of Elisha's bald head. 2:23-24
- All seventy of king Ahab's sons are killed, their heads put in baskets, and sent to Jezreel. He says, "Lay ye
them in two heaps ..." 10:7-8
- Jehu kills all that remained of king Ahab's family. 10:11
- Jehu shows off his zeal for the Lord by murdering "all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had
destroyed him according to the word of the Lord." 10:16-17
- Jehu lied to the followers of Baal so that he could trap and kill them.
- Jehu warns his guards saying, "If any of the men escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be
for the life of him." 10:24
- Jehu, when he finishes his animal sacrifices, orders his men to "Go in, and slay them, let none
come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword." 10:25
- God is greatly pleased with all of Jehu's killings, saying "because thou hast done well in executing
that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine
heart [Jehu murdered them all], thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel."
- The "Lord's people" destroyed the "house of Baal" and killed "the priest of Baal
before the altars." 11:17-18
- God strikes king Azariah with leprosy "unto the day of his death" for not removing the high places.
- God sent lions to devour the foreigners in Samaria because "they feared not the Lord," and even worse
"they knew not the manner of the God of the land." 17:25-26
- King Josiah (with God's approval) "put down" the priests and destroyed the sacred objects of all other religions. 23:4-6
- Josiah, with God's approval, broke down the houses of the sodomites. 23:7
- Josiah, apparently with God's approval, kills "all the priests of the high places" and sacrifices them to God on
their altars. Note that this is a guy who "did what was right in the eyes of the Lord"
(2 Kings 22:2). 23:20
- The sons of Reuben made war with the Hagarites and "there fell down many slain, because the
war was from God." They did pretty well for themselves, too, in God's war, taking 250,000
sheep and 100,000 slaves. 5:18-22
- But the Israelites "transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring
after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them." So God inspired the
Assyrians to enslave the Israelites. 5:25-26
- "Phinehas ... the LORD was with him."
See Numbers 25:7-8 to see what he did when the Lord was with him.
- Saul died for refusing God's order to kill all of the Amalekites
(1 Sam 15:2-3, 18-19) and for consulting a witch
(1 Sam 28:8-19). 10:13-14
- "When they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and
they were burned with fire." 14:12
- Solomon's Egyptian wife can't be around holy places. Is that because she is a woman or because she is an Egyptian, or
- Asa destroyed the temples of other gods and forbade their worship. 14:2-5
- "Nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all
- "Asa ... put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah." 15:8
- "Whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or
great, whether man or woman." 15:13
- Executing non-believers brings peace. 15:15
- "And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her
from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down
her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it." 15:16
- Hate the sinner -- or God will pour his wrath out on you. 19:2
- Only Levites can enter "the house of the Lord". "Whosoever else cometh
into the house, he shall be put to death." 23:6-7
- God told Jehu to kill everyone in the house of Ahab and then later condemned him for
it (Hosea 1:4). 22:7-9
- The priest (Jehoiada) tells the people to kill Athaliah and her followers. So they find her and kill
her. "And all the people of the land rejoiced: and the city was quiet, after
that they had slain Athaliah with the sword." (Don't you just love happy endings?)
- "Then all the people went to the house of Baal" and broke its altar into pieces
and killed Mattan the priest of Baal. 23:17
- Amaziah (who "did that which was right in the sight of the Lord") killed 10,000 people; another
10,000 he left alive to throw off a cliff "that they all were broken in pieces."
- God was pleased with Amaziah when he was slaughtering Edomites and throwing people off cliffs, but not when he decided
to worship other gods. So God decided to kill Amaziah and cause his army to be defeated by the Israelites.
- God makes Uzziah a leper for burning incense without a license. 26:19-21
- Pekah killed 120,000 people in one day and enslaves 200,000 women and children
"because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers." 28:6-8
- "All Israel ... went out to
the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the
groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah ...
until they had utterly destroyed them all." 31:1
- Josiah, with the Bible's approval, persecuted those with different religious beliefs.
- God vows to "bring evil upon this place ... even all the curses that are written in the book." He says his
"wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched." 34:24-25
- The Israelites offend God by "taking" foreign wives and thereby corrupting "the holy seed."
- Ezra tells the men that they must abandon their wives and children if they are to avoid God's
wrath. 10:2-3, 10-12
- The Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever.
- Nehemiah rebukes the men for marrying "strange wives." To punish them he "contended with them, and
cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair." 13:25-27
- At Esther's request, the king orders a preemptive strike on all 127 provinces from Egypt to Ethiopia. Everyone who planned
to kill Jews shall be killed by Jews, along with their wives and children. And all this killing is to take place on a single day.
(How are the Jews to figure out who planned to kill them and who didn't? Were they supposed to just kill them all and let God sort it out?
And why did they need to kill the women and children?) 8:9-11
- On the day when all Jew-haters (and their families) were killed by Jews, "the Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour
... a feast and a good day." 8:16-17
- "Many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them."
God's favorite way of making converts: Convert or be killed! 8:17
- The Jews kill everyone who ever had a bad thought toward them, along with their Jew-hating families. 9:1-16
- "The Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction,
and did what they would unto those that hated them." 9:5
- "In Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men." 9:6
- "The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, slew they." 9:10
- Esther asks the king to kill all those who planned to kill the Jews and hang the already dead bodies of Haman's ten sons on trees.
- "The Jews ... slew three hundred men at Shushan." 9:15
- "The other Jews ... slew of their foes seventy and five thousand." 9:16
- If you ask God, he'll force heathens to be your slaves and help you
"dash them in pieces." 2:8-9
- Kiss the Son or God will get angry and might have to kill you. 2:12
- God has smitten his "enemies upon the cheek bone" and has "broken the teeth of
the ungodly." 3:7
- Christians often say that one should love the sinner but hate the sin. Perhaps, but God hates sinners
and plans to destroy them. 5:5-6
- If you pray to God, he will kill your enemies for you. 9:3-6
- God will rain fire and brimstone on "wicked" folks. 11:6
- "The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh
proud things." 12:3
- Atheists are fools who never do anything good. 14:1, 53:1
- The God of peace teaches us how to kill our neighbors in war. 18:34
- If you make God angry, he'll burn you and your children to death. 21:9-10
- God will shoot his adversaries in the back with his arrows. 21:12
- The psalmist sets an example for Christians by hating people but loving God. 31:6
- A sweet prayer for the destruction of one's enemies: Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute
them.... Let destruction come upon him at unawares." 35:6,8
- The Psalmist praises God for driving out and afflicting "the heathen" with his own hand. 44:2
- If you forget God, God will tear you into pieces. 50:22
- If you don't trust in God, he'll kill you and while you're dying the "righteous" will laugh at you.
- God will send evil on the enemies of his followers. 54:5
- Referring to his enemies, the psalmist says: "Let death seize upon them, and let them go down
quick into hell." 55:15
- The psalmist devoutly prays: "Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth ... let them be
cut in pieces." 58:6-7
- "The righteous" will rejoice when he sees "the wicked" being dismembered by God.
He'll even get a chance to wash his feet in their blood. Now that's entertainment!
- The psalmist asks God to kill all "the heathen" and not show them any mercy. 59:5
- God will laugh at the heathen as he kills them. 59:8
- "The God of mercy" will let the psalmist see his enemies tormented. 59:10
- "Consume them in thy wrath, consume them." -- more sweet prayers to a savage god. 59:13
- God divides the world into those countries that he likes and those that he doesn't.
Those he doesn't like he calls names (like "washpot") and says that he will throw his shoe at them. 60:7-8
- God will "wound the head of his enemies" so that the righteous can wash their feet "in the blood
of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same." 68:21, 23
- The psalmist prays that his enemies be tormented and blinded by God. He asks God to "make their loins
continually to shake." 69:23-28
- "They that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee." 73:27
- "The LORD heard this" (he had his hearing aid on) and became angry, and burned people
"because they believed not in God." 78:21-22
- "The wrath of God came upon them" and God killed many of the Israelites for not believing in "his
wondrous works." 78:31-34
- God "cast out the heathen" and gave their lands to the Israelites. 78:55
- The psalmist asks God to pour out his wrath on somebody else for a change. Why not torment some
strangers "that have not known thee?" 79:5-6
- The psalmist asks God to " do unto them as unto the Midianites ... which became as dung for the earth."
- If you don't follow God's commandments, he will beat you with a rod. 89:31-32
- "I will ... destroy all the wicked of the land." 101:8
- The psalmist recounts God's treatment of the Egyptians: "He smote the firstborn in their land." See Exodus 12:29-30 for the gory details. 105:29-36
- God is praised for the creative ways that he kills people: drowning, earth-swallowing, burning,
- God sent a plague on the Israelites for "committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab." But
"then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment [by throwing a spear through a newly married couple]:
and so the plague was stayed." But not before 24,000 (1 Corinthians 10:8
says 23,000) had died. (See Numbers 25:6-9 for all the gory details.)
- God is offended by those who make things with their hands or invent things with their minds.
- The psalmist asks God to do all sorts of unpleasant things to his enemies. "Set thou a wicked man over
him; and let Satan stand at his right hand .... Let his prayer become sin." He asks God to take away his possessions,
kill him, and have his children suffer for the sins of their fathers. 109:6-14
- God will "fill the places with dead bodies" of heathens. 110:6
- God is praised for slaughtering kings, nations, and little babies. 135:8, 10
- "To him that smote Egypt in their first born: for his mercy endures forever."
- The psalmist excels at hating. He hates people with a "perfect hatred" and asks God to kill
- A prayer that God will burn people to death. 140:10
- The God of Peace teaches us to kill each other in war. 144:1
- The saints praise God while they kill and enslave "the heathen." 149:5-8
- Scorners (skeptics?) should be condemned; fools should be beaten. 19:29
- If you don't listen to and follow the laws of Moses, then don't even try
praying, because your prayer will become an abomination. 28:9
- "If ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword." 1:20
- I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies." 1:24
- "The destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be
together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed." 1:28
- "Ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen." (God hates gardeners.) 1:29
- "The idols he shall utterly abolish." 2:18
- "I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over
them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by
his neighbour." 3:4-5
- "Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and
their doings are against the LORD." 3:8
- "They declare their sin as
Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul!"
The biblical god just doesn't seem to care
much for homosexuals. And he gets especially upset when "they hide it not."
- God will kill those who despise his word and fail to follow his laws. Their
carcasses will be "torn
in the midst of the streets." 5:24-25
- If you associate or gird yourself, God will break you in pieces. 8:9
- God will have no mercy on the widows and children of hypocrites. 9:17
- Some day God will have his "mighty ones ... destroy the whole land." 13:3-5
- On God's day he will kill sinners with great anger, wrath, and cruelty. Those who die will have their faces consumed by flames.
- If God can find you, he will "thrust you through," smash your children "to pieces" before your eyes, and rape your wife.
He will have no mercy, but will even kill your little children. 13:15-18
- God will slaughter children "for the iniquity of their fathers." 14:21
- After God destroys Moab, the rivers will be red with blood. He will send lions to
eat any survivors. 15:9
- The God of Peace will set brother against brother and kingdom against kingdom. Then he'll make the survivors seed the
counsel of "wizards," and subject them to a "cruel lord." 19:2-4
- The Apocalypse of Isaiah: God will destroy the earth, burning everyone and every living thing
alive (except maybe a few men). 24:1-6
- God will have no mercy on those who don't understand him. 27:11
- "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not
of me." 30:1
- "And the people shall ... be burned in the fire." 33:12
- God is furious at everyone and is ready to kill them all. Or as Isaiah so delicately puts it: "Their stink shall come up
out of their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood." 34:2-3
- God makes Egypt, Ethiopia, and Seba pay for Israel's sins. He says that
he likes Israel better than any other country so he's willing to sacrifice other countries for the
Israel's sake. 43:3-4
- No astrologer, stargazer, or prognosticator will be able to save those that God plans to burn to death.
- "The Lord ... will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans." 48:14
- "I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with
their own blood, as with sweet wine." 49:26
- Nations that do not serve Israel will perish. 60:12
- "God's servants" will have it good; everyone else will suffer big time. 63:13-16
- "I will ... trample them in my fury; and their blood ... will stain all my raiment." (God's clothes
will get stained with the blood of humans.) 63:2-6
- "Ye are they that forsake the LORD ... Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter."
- Don't eat "swine flesh" (like ham or bacon) or other "abominable things"
or God will have to kill you. 65:4, 66:17
- "God's servants" will eat, drink, and be merry; everyone else will be hungry, thirsty,
and ashamed -- until God kills them, that is. 65:13-16
- God will "plead with all flesh" with fire and sword, "and the slain of the Lord shall be many."
- "They shall ... look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall t
heir fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh." 66:24
- God will send enemy nations against his "chosen people." 1:14-15
- Those who worship "other gods" are wicked. "I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness,
who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods." 1:16
- "They shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee." 1:19
- God tries to "correct" people by killing their children. 2:30
- God tries to reform people by tormenting them and then wonders why it doesn't work. 5:3
- Those who don't follow or know God are "poor" and "foolish." 5:4
- "How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have ... committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses."
- God will burn the people to death for discovering his non-existence. 5:14
- God again talks of bringing a foreign nation to destroy his chosen ones and their lands.
- God just can't hold in his fury any longer. He will kill everyone: husbands and wives, children and old people.
- God "will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts" because they refuse to do
whatever the hell he asks them to do. 6:19
- God says that there are some people that you just shouldn't bother
praying for. And if you do he won't listen anyway. 7:16
- God is angered by children who gather wood, fathers who make fires,
and women that make bread for the "queen of heaven" (Mary?) and other gods. 7:18
- God will pour out his anger on both man and beast. Not even the trees will
be spared from his wrath. And the ground itself will burn forever. 7:20
- Don't trust anyone. Not even your neighbors, family, or friends. Those who
believe differently than you are all liars and evil doers. 9:4-6
- "Learn not the way of the heathen." 10:2
- Jeremiah prays for the destruction of people and families that don't call on God's name.
- Those who don't follow the Old Testament laws are cursed by God. 11:3
- Jeremiah prays for vengeance upon his enemies. 11:20
- Jeremiah asks God to drag away his enemies like "sheep for the slaughter."
- If any nation does not listen to God, he "will utterly pluck up and destroy that
- Apparently, the point of the girdle story (13:1-7) was to say that
worshipping other gods "is good for nothing." 13:10
- God plans to make everyone in the kingdom drunk and then "dash the fathers and the sons
together." The merciful God of peace vows to "not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them." 13:12-14
- God tells Jeremiah not to pray for the people. God has decided to kill them all and he doesn't want to
be talked out of it. 14:11
- God will destroy by famine and sword those who are misled by the prophets, as well as the prophets
- God has it all planned out. He'll kill some with the sword, some with famine, and he'll feed the rest to the dogs and birds.
Why will he do these terrible things? Because of something a former king did. 15:2-4
- God will kill children if their parents worship other gods. 16:10-11
- God will enslave the people of Judah because they worshipped the wrong gods. 17:4
- Jeremiah asks God to bring evil upon his enemies and to "destroy them with double destruction."
- If you don't honor the Sabbath, God will burn you to death unquenchable fire.
- For worshipping "other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known," God will make
parents eat their own children, and friends each other. Then he'll feed whoever's left to the birds.
- God will break those who worship other gods as though they were made of clay, killing
so many that there will not be enough room to bury them all. 19:11-13
- "Thus saith the LORD ... I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against
it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words." 19:15
- Because the people of Judah were unfaithful to him, God will send the king of Babylon (Nebuchadrezzar) to destroy
Jerusalem and enslave Judah. 25:6-11
- God kills Hananiah for disagreeing with Jeremiah. 28:16-17
- God will kill those who refuse listen to his prophets. 29:19
- To punish the people for refusing to free their slaves, God over-reacts (just a tad) by
threatening to send the sword, pestilence, and
famine, saying he'll feed their dead bodies to the fowls and beasts of the earth. 34:17-20
- God explains why he had to bring evil on Judah: the people burned incense to other gods. 44:2-8
- God's not finished with Judah. He'll bring more evil upon them. Even those Jews that flee to Egypt will not be spared.
God will hunt them down and kill them all with war, famine, and disease. 44:11-13
- God is going to do some really bad things to the people because the women burned incense to the "Queen of
Heaven" (Mary?). 44:15-25
- "I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him."
- God will destroy everyone in Moab. Fire will burn their heads,
and their sons and daughters will be taken captive. 48:42-47
- God will cause the daughters of the Ammonites to be burned with fire. 49:2
- God will send such marvelous plagues on Edom that everyone will hiss in astonishment. 49:17
- God plans to "bring evil upon" the people of Elam. He says he'll kill them all with a sword.
- "I have laid a snare for thee ... O Babylon, and thou wast not aware ... because thou hast striven against the LORD."
- "The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord."
- "Destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left." 50:26
- "Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them!" 50:27
- Call together the archers against Babylon ... let none thereof escape." 50:29
- Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD."
- "Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them. Persecute and destroy them
in anger." 3:63-64
- God's killing rules:
If Ezekiel doesn't warn the wicked that God's going to kill them for being wicked, God will kill the wicked people and Ezekiel, too.
If Ezekiel warns the wicked, then God will kill the wicked people (if they don't change their wicked ways), but not Ezekiel.
If a good person does something wrong after God "lays a stumbling block before him," then God will kill him. "He shall die in his sin"
and whatever good he has done will be forgotten. And Ezekiel will be killed, too, if he didn't warn the good guy beforehand. 3:18-20
- God will decorate the land with the bones and dead bodies of those who worship a different god.
- God makes his presence known by killing people with famine, disease, and war. 6:7-14
- God shows Ezekiel a group of women weeping for Tammuz. Tammuz was the Sumero-Accadian god of plant life.
Each year after the summer solstice there was a period of ritual mourning for the loss of sunlight and
the decline of vegetation. God calls it an abomination. 8:14-15
- God again vows to destroy those that dare worship something or someone other than him.
- God threatens three times to kill all the Israelites for disobeying him, but
after thinking about it a bit, he decided not to. 20:8, 13, 21
- "I will do these things unto thee, because thou hast gone a whoring after the heathen ... Thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in
derision ... thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow." 23:30-33
- God will kill everyone that claps his hands or stamps his feet "against the land of Israel."
When he's done with the killing everyone will know that he is the Lord. 25:6-17
- God says he will destroy Tyrus. He plans to kill everyone, but he is especially looking
forward to killing all of the women. "And her daughters which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and
they shall know that I am the LORD." 26:1-21
- God says that Zidon will know that he is the Lord when he sends "pestilence and blood
into her streets." 28:22-23
- God tells Ezekiel to prophesy against the pharaoh and against all Egypt. God says he will
feed the Egyptians to the birds and beasts. 29:2-9
- God will punish Egypt and her allies by sending Nebuchadrezzar to "fill the land with
the slain." Then he will make "the rivers dry," sell the land to "the
wicked," make "the land waste," light fires, and kill all their young men with
the sword. 30:4-26
- "And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have set a fire in Egypt." (The Divine Pyromaniac)
30:8, 30:14, 30:16
- "Thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD."
- God will treat Pharaoh like a whale fished out of the sea. Every bird and beast in the world
will feed upon him. 32:3-6
- Pharaoh and all his multitude, along with the uncircumcised, will be killed with the sword.
- God tells Ezekiel about his plans for the Edomites (Seir). He's going to kill them all. That way they'll know for sure that he is the Lord.
- Worshipping idols and other gods is "detestable." 37:23
- God sets a fire on Magog and feeds Gog and all of his people to the birds and beasts. He did all this to let them know that he is the Lord.
- "They have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger."
- Don't bring any strangers or people with uncircumcised hearts or flesh to God's sanctuary when offering him fat and blood.
- No stranger or uncircumcised person may enter the sanctuary. 44:9
- Stay away from idols or you'll bear your iniquity (i.e., God will kill you). But be sure to offer God lots of fat and blood and burnt offerings.
- King Darius makes a decree, "that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel."
- It's not clear in the KJV, but "people" and "strangers" are translated as "aliens" and
"foreigners" in other versions. This would mean part of the reason for Ephraim's bloody fate is
association with other races. 7:8-9
- "Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them!" 7:13
- "They return, but not to the most High ... their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue." 7:16
- Because the Samaritans chose to worship another deity, God will dash their infants to pieces and
their "women with child shall be ripped up." 13:16
- "Then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more."
Jerusalem will be "holy" when there are no non-Jews (and/or non-Christians) in Jerusalem. 3:17
- The divine pyromaniac threatens to "send fire unto" Hazael, Gaza, Tyrus, Teman,
Rabbah, Moab, and Judah. 1:4, 7, 10,
12, 14; 2:2,
- God says there are three or four reasons for him to punish Moab. But he only
mentions one: "because he burned the bones of the king of Edom." So God burned Moab because
they burned some bones. 2:1
- God will "slay all the princes" of Moab. 2:3
- God destroyed the Amorites who were a race of giants as tall
as cedars and as strong as oaks. 2:9
- "For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that
which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten." 5:3
- "Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it." 5:6
- God promises to destroy those who worship other gods. 7:9
- God tells Amos that the end has come for the people of Israel. He won't wait any longer
to kill them all. 8:2
- God will kill so many people that dead bodies will lay everywhere. 8:3-14
- God will destroy the "the sinful kingdom" and "all the sinners" among
his people. 9:8-10
- The Israelites hear "a rumor from the Lord" telling them to start a war with the Edomites.
- God tells Israelites to "destroy the wise men out of Edom" and to slaughter "everyone
of the mount of Esau." 8-9
- God will burn all the heathen to death, "for the LORD hath spoken it." 16-18
- God will destroy Samaria with stones. 1:6
- God will destroy the art and buildings of other religions. 1:7
- God will strengthen the Israelites so they can "beat in pieces
many peoples" and give the booty to God. 4:13
- "They shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword." 5:6
- Like a young lion "the remnant of Jacob" will tear the Gentiles to pieces.
- "Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine
enemies shall be cut off." 5:9
- God will "cut off" the witches and soothsayers. 5:11-12
- "Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands."
- God will destroy entire cities, and "execute vengeance in anger and fury
upon the heathen such as they have not heard." 5:14-15
- The Gentiles will be made deaf, shall lick dust and be forced to crawl like
worms from fear of God and his people. 7:16-17
- God doesn't just get even. He drowns or burns to death his enemies. 1:8-10
- Habakkuk praises God for slaughtering "the heathen." 3:12-14
- God will "cut off" all those who "have not sought the Lord" or who worship another god. 1:4-6
- God will punish the princes, the king's children, the merchant people, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel,
leap on the threshold, or bear silver. 1:8-11
- God doesn't have good night-vision, so he needs candles when he comes to rob people of their houses, goods, and wine.
- God will "bring distress upon men" so that they "walk like blind men." He will pour out their blood like dust and
"their flesh as dung." 1:17-18
- God will kill all the inhabitants of the sea coast. 2:5
- God will destroy Moab and Ammon just like he did to Sodom and Gomorrah. 2:9
- "And men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of
the heathen." 2:11
- God will kill the Ethiopians with his own sword. 2:12
- God says the Israelites are his favorite people, "the apple of his eye." If you mess with them, he'll shake his hand at you. 2:8-9
- "For I set all men every one against his neighbor." 8:10
- God will cast out Tyrus and devour it with fire. 9:4
- "I [God] make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire ... and they shall devour all the people round about." 12:6
- "I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." 12:9
- Someday prophets will be killed by their own parents by "thrusting him through when he prophesieth." 13:3
- God will "go forth and fight" for Jerusalem with "his feet" on the mount of
Olives. (After he forces all the nations of the world to fight against Jerusalem.)
- God will make everyone fight and kill his neighbor. 14:13
- Whoever survives all these plagues and slaughters must worship God. 14:16
- God will "smite the heathen" with a plague. 14:18
- "There shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts." 14:21
- God hates the Edomites, and his hatred will last forever. Whenever the Edomites build something, God will tear it down. 1:4
- "My name is dreadful among the heathen." 1:14
- "Judah ... hath married the daughter of a strange god." 2:11
- God will burn "the wicked" and the "righteous" will walk around on their ashes. 4:1-3
- While insulting the Pharisees and Sadducees, John the Baptist calls an entire generation a "generation
of vipers." 3:7
- Those who bear bad fruit will be cut down and burned "with unquenchable fire." 3:10, 12
- 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
- "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 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
- "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 condemns entire cities to dreadful deaths and to the eternal torment of hell because they didn't care for his
- "He that is not with me is against me." 12:30
- "Whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him." 12:31-32
- Jesus often called people names. One of his favorites was to call his adversaries a "generation of vipers."
- 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
- "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 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 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 judges the nations. 25:31-46
- Jesus tells us what he has planned for those that he dislikes. They will be cast into an "everlasting fire."
- "His blood be on us, and on our children." This verse blames the Jews for the death of Jesus and has been used to justify their persecution for twenty centuries.
- Jesus becomes angry at those who said that he had "an unclean spirit," so he announces the unforgivable sin:
"blasphemy against the Holy Ghost." 3:29
- Any city that doesn't "receive" the followers of Jesus will be destroyed in a manner even more savage than that of
Sodom and Gomorrah. 6:11
- 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 says that those that believe and are baptized will be saved, while those who don't
will be damned. 16:16
- Those who fail to bear "good fruit" will be "hewn down, and cast into the fire."
- John the Baptist says that Christ will burn the damned "with fire unquenchable."
- Jesus says that entire cities will be violently destroyed and the inhabitants "thrust down to hell" for not
"receiving" his disciples. 10:10-15
- "He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me."
If you don't like what Pat Robertson says (or any other Christian), then you don't like Jesus, and if you don't like Jesus, you don't like God.
- Jesus says, "He that is not with me is against me." 11:23
- Those who "blaspheme against the Holy Ghost" will never be forgiven. 12:10
- God is like a slave-owner who beats his slaves "with many stripes."
- 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 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
- 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
- People are damned or saved depending only on what they believe.
- The "wrath of God" is on all unbelievers. 3:36
- John, with his usual anti-Semitism, says that the Jews persecuted Jesus and "sought to slay him."
- John says that Jesus "would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him."
- No one could speak openly about Jesus "for fear of the Jews." 7:13
- 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
- "Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him." 10:31
- Once again, "the Jews" are accused of trying to kill Jesus. 11:8
- 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
- John blames the Jews for the death of Jesus. 19:7, 12, 14-15
- "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.
- "I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me."
Jesus only prays for people who believe in him. Everyone else can go to hell. 17:9
- "For fear of the Jews"
You've got to watch out for Jews wherever you go. 19:38
- John, with his usual anti-Semitism, says that the disciples hid in locked room "for fear of the Jews."
- Peter blames the Jews for the death of Jesus. 3:14-15
- Peter claims that Dt 18:18-19
refers to Jesus, saying that those who refuse to follow him (all non-Christians) must be killed.
- God will torture forever those who don't know the password to heaven. 4:12
- Once again, Peter accuses the Jews of murdering Jesus. 5:30
- Stephen, filled with the Holy Ghost, delivers a long, boring,
anti-Semitic speech in a synagogue. 7:2-53
- Stephen blames the Jews for persecuting the prophets and murdering Jesus.
- After Saul "increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews," the "Jews took counsel to kill him."
- The Jews are again blamed for the death of Jesus. 10:39
- Herod kills James the brother of John and imprisons Peter "because he saw it pleased the Jews."
- Herod killed James the brother of John and imprisoned Peter "because he saw it pleased the Jews."
(Jews just love to see Christians killed with the sword.) 12:1-3
- Paul and the Holy Ghost conspire together to make Elymas (the sorcerer) blind. 13:8-11
- The Jews of Antioch, after seeing Paul's success in preaching, were envious and blasphemed God. Paul
then declares them to be "unworthy of everlasting life." 13:45-46
- Once again "the Jews stirred up" trouble and "raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them
out of their coasts." 13:50
- "The unbelieving Jews" stir up trouble again for Paul and incite the people to try to stone him to death.
- In Thessalonica, "the Jews which believed not, moved with envy" stir up trouble for Paul and his friends.
- "The Jews of Thessalonica ... stirred up the people." 17:13
- "And when they [the Jews of Corinth] opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he [Paul] shook his raiment, and
said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads." (Have a nice day?) 18:6
- "The Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat." 18:12
- The first Christian book burning occurs when Paul's converts at Ephesus burn 50,000 silver pieces' worth of
books. (A silver piece was worth about a day's wage.) 19:19
- Poor Paul complains, once again, of being mistreated by "the Jews." 20:19
- The Jews, once again, incite the people to kill poor old Paul. But he escapes
and delivers another long, boring speech. 21:27-40
- The Jews form a grand conspiracy to kill Paul. They vow not to eat or drink until the job is done. (The first hunger strike?)
- Claudius saves Paul from being killed by the Jews. 23:27
- Those pesky Jews caught Paul and and tried to kill him. But he got away. Darn!
- The existence and nature of God are self-evident; thus, unbelievers are "without
- Atheists have dark and foolish hearts. 1:21
- God abandons those who don't know him to "uncleanness and vile affections."
1:24, 26, 28
- 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 says that those who accuse him of lying deserve damnation. 3:8
- God blinded the Jews so they wouldn't recognize Jesus as the Messiah. 11:7-10, 25
- "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
- "He that doubteth is damned ... Whosoever is not of faith is sin." 14:23
- Shun those who disagree with your religious views. 16:17
- Christians can judge everything and everybody, but no non-Christian can judge them.
- "Put away from among yourselves that wicked person."
Stay away from "fornicators", "idolaters", and "drunkards". Do not associate, speak to, or eat
dinner with such "wicked" people. 5:9-13
- "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
- Don't be an idolater. If you become one, God will make you sit down to eat and then rise up
to play. 10:7
- Paul claims that God killed 23,000 in a plague for "committing whoredom with the daughters
of Moab 10:8
- Gentiles sacrifice to devils. If you have gentile friends,
then you are friends with devils. 10:20
- Those who don't love Jesus are to be "anathema" (damned). 16:22
- Keep away from unbelievers. Neither marry nor be friends with them. 6:14-17
- Christians cannot be freethinkers, since all their thoughts and imaginings must be brought into captivity in obedience to
- Paul says he "will not spare" when he comes back to punish those who have
- Are you a reprobate? Here's the test: if you know for sure that Jesus is in you, you're not a
reprobate. Otherwise you are. 13:5
- If anyone dares to disagree with Paul on religious matters, "let him be
- Those who try to follow the law are cursed. 3:10
- "I would they were even cut off which trouble you." Gosh, that doesn't sound very nice. But I wonder what Paul
meant by "cut off". The New Revised Standard Version translates this verse as: "I wish those who unsettle you would
castrate themselves!" 5:12
- Witches, idol worshippers, and heretics will not go to heaven. (Guess where they'll be
- No "unclean person" or "idolater" will inherit the kingdom of God. (They'll all
be going to hell.) Don't associate with them. 5:5-7
- Those who refuse to obey will face the wrath of God. 5:6
- Everyone will have to worship Jesus -- whether they want to or not. 2:10-11
- "Beware of dogs ... beware of the concision." I'm not sure who Paul is calling
"dogs" here, but it's probably the Jews -- those of "the
circumcision," as opposed to Christians, who are of the "true circumcision." 3:2
- 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.
- Jesus will take "vengeance on them that know not God" by burning them forever "in flaming fire."
- God will cause us to believe lies so that he can damn our souls to hell. 2:11-12
- Shun those who disagree with your interpretation of this epistle. 3:6, 14
- "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
- Stay away from those who discuss important matters -- especially if they disagree
with Paul. 6:5
- "If we deny him [Jesus], he will deny us." Fair is fair! 2:12
- Shun non-believers and other profane babblers. 2:16
- Hymenaeus and Philetus are condemned for disagreeing with "Paul" about the timing of
the resurrection. (See 1 Tim 1:20 and 2 Tim 4:14-15)
- "The Lord knoweth them that are his." This verse was used by the Catholic Church during the inquisition to justify
killing those suspected of heresy. (Kill them all, for `the Lord knows them that are His'." ) 2:19
- God will "reward" Alexander for the "blasphemy" of disagreeing with "Paul".
(See 1 Tim 1:20 and 2 Tim 2:16-18)
- 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
- Heretics are to be rejected since they are subverted, sinners, and condemned by God. 3:10-11
- 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
- Those who disobeyed the Old Testament law were killed without mercy. It will be much worse for those who displease
- 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
- 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.)
- Whoever is a friend of the world is an enemy of God. 4:4
- Things may get rough for Christians, but it will really be hell for nonbelievers. 4:17-18
- The basic message of Christianity is "believe or be damned" and from this flows intolerance toward all
non-Christians. But, as these verses show, Christian intolerance is often directed toward believers as well. Each group
of Christians accuses the others of being "false teachers" of "damnable heresies" who will soon be damned to hell.
- "Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes" 2:6
- God drowned everyone else on earth except for Noah and his family. 2:5, 3:6
- God will set the entire earth on fire so that he can burn non-believers to death. 3:7
- "Love not the world." 2:15
- Whoever denies "that Jesus is the Christ" is a liar and an antichrist. If so, then there are about five billion
antichrists now living. 2:22
- Christians are alive; non-Christians are dead. 5:12
- Christians are "of God;" everyone else is wicked. 5:19
- Non-Christians are deceivers and antichrists. 7
- "Whosoever ... abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God." 9
- 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.
- "The Lord destroyed them that believed not." 5
- False Jews are members of "the synagogue of Satan." 2:9
- 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?).
- 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
- 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
- 144,000 Jews will be going to heaven; everyone else is going to hell.
- 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.
- 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."
- "There fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast." 16:2
- Christians will fight in the war between Jesus and those allied with the beast. 17:14
- Whoever isn't found listed in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. 20:15
- All liars, as well as those who are fearful or unbelieving, will be cast into "the lake which burneth with fire and
- "Dogs [homosexuals?], sorcerers, whoremongers, idolaters" and along with anyone who ever told a lie will not enter
the heavenly city. 22:15