1. the scriptures of the new and old testament do not say that all people are loathsome and evil… what they say is that all people are sinful…. the blood sacrifices for sin are a means to cover up the guilt of sin that humanity can not get over… they are not for the eradication of sin, or sinners… this is why the abrahamic covenant has nothing to do with the sin of abraham or his descendants but rather upon the nature of God and his willingness to love us not because of or in spite of but rather despite sin…

the transmission of sin and the idea that it condemns mankind to eternal punishment has to do with an interpretation of the scriptures by first century theologians and their students who integrated into scripture common perception of the transmission of the soul… such as traducianism… which was an ancient pagan belief that said that soul was transmitted from person to person, and ultimately can be traced back to adam. Though this idea run’s rampant in the institutionalized orthodox view of Christian doctrine. It is one which did not come from the bible.

as for babies… the concept of original sin which springs from a bastardization of traducianism then makes all children sinful and inherently in need of restoration…. However the abrahamic covenant(the one in which all gentiles may come to God through faith in Christ) does not teach an emphasis on original sin, and does not teach restoration but rather reconciliation. There is no biblical basis to support the conclusion that all people are loathsome and evil and therefore to imply that they are eternally separated from God by their sin…. Even the blood sacrifice of Christ as described in chapter nine of the book of Hebrews is once again described as a guilt offering and only necessary to prove to the inheritors of God’s kingdom that no sacrifice is necessary.

2. The law set forth in the bible is a standard of righteousness not of wrongs… the guilt of mankind turned it into a thing which was used to punish sin, but the law does not, and was never intended to operate based upon whether someone sins or not. Therefore to imply that God is just in killing someone for their sins is to say that the law condemns people… When in truth the law doesn’t condemn but instead is meant to free people. Death and Justice therefore are unrelated terms, and corporal and punishment do not fit together. God is just in whatever he does because it is by his standard that justice follows. Therefore God would be just in killing someone, but it would not be substantiated by how badly that person sinned.

as for the answer to whether you should kill the child. The answer is that if you truly believe that killing the child is what is right, than the only person that will condemn you for such an act will be either people who disagree with you and refuse to see God’s hand on such an act, but more importantly condemn you for doing the best you can with the knowledge you have and therefore are hypocritical and not truly fit to judge you. 

Or it will be a God who says good job.

Either way, the only person who could judge the validity of that is God.

that must be why so few people have ever been called out by God to do what he tells them in such a drastic way in the scriptures… because too many people are unsure of themselves and spend more time thinking about how they are going to be judged by a humanity which is hypocritical, and thusly formulating questions upon ideas of humanity rather than what are truly found in the scriptures themselves. These people spend too much time seeking answers to questions which seek to make life worth living, than actually seeking to live life productively equipped with revealed answers. 

These things are neither here nor there.

*the views presented above are a response to specific questions which have been lost. They may represent a specific view and context rather than a general teaching on the subjects therein. The thoughts are very likely not formed enough and in need of disecting and possibly reforming. As I can’t remember the questions, they must be taken with a grain of salt and should not represent my current worldview.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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