The Angel of the LORD is evil part 2
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"You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." John 8:44 NIV
The Pro position, (mine) is that the Angels, all of them are subject to the Scripture just like all the humans are. As always my main source is the Bible but Con is welcome to use any source and good luck Con.
Jesus says that the devil was a murderer from the beginning.
The Law of Moses directly applies to the Angels.
The Hebrew word for murder in Exodus 20; "Thou shalt not kill, or murder" is ratzakh, which means strictly murder in the sense of killing someone based on your own desire as a morally wrong motive. In every place where it says that "the angel of the LORD" killed some one it does not use this word, it uses the word nakah. this word actually only means to smite and it is required that it specifies "to death" for it to for sure mean to take a life. Yes, the text does clearly say that "the angel of the LORD" smote TO DEATH. But this killing is not called murder. God also commanded other righteous men, like Joshua, to kill the inhabitants of the land of Canaan. The word nakah, or smite, is used here as well as another Hebrew word that means specifically to kill (harag). This word, again, does not mean murder as a morally wrong motive to kill as the word ratzakh does. It was only the ratzakh that we are all commanded not to do.
The angel of the LORD is 100% good, only executing the righteous judgement of the Almighty.
Name of game:
Thimblerig, (in this case with words and angels)
The object of the game:
To establish a double standard.
Rules of the game:
1 Strict adherence to literal word definitions
2 If the Torah does not say it specifically then reading a meaning into the scripture is not allowed
When Joshua entered Jericho he was around 60 years old. By that time Joshua had fought several battles and killed many men. Joshua was a seasoned veteran of war by the time he conquered Jericho. So when Joshua entered Jericho and picked a young defenseless child up by the feet and dashed the child against the wall was it-
2 Self defense
3 Justifiable Homicide
(Pro explanation of what is going on: As Con stands at the table entertaining the crowd by moving the three shells around, Con's partner is pick pocketing some of the observers in the crowd. For more information please see the famous painting "The Conjurer", by Hieronymus Bosch.)
#4 smote, and you needed more answer choices for your multiple choice.
The word "smote" has no meaning. Your word game has no meaning. The life and death of the young defenseless child that Joshua the seasoned professional army guy "smote" had/has no meaning. The "smote"-ing of the children of Jericho was a meaningless act. How shall we change the list for Con?
Because Joshua was not commanded by the LORD to "smote" any innocent life. We have this in writing. It is against the law to take innocent life by any means including to "smote". The LORD gave Moses the 10 Commandments. What Joshua did was the opposite of what the LORD put down in writing.
We are going to keep playing the word game. It is my turn to pick a word-
Does the word "beginning" have any meaning? Or is it to be vain like "smote"? The Gospel of John 8:44 has the devil as a murderer from the "beginning". What beginning? There is a connection between the devil and Moses if we say that the act of murder starts the "beginning". Here is how it works-
In the beginning of Moses' life in rejection of the way of the Egyptian Court Moses was a murderer. (For he, Moses did murder the Egyptian guard.)
Now that we have established the link between Moses and the devil as starting out in the beginning as murderers we want to focus on Joshua. We want Joshua because Joshua represents the Angel of the LORD here on Earth.
1 The Angel of the LORD could not be stopped through human methods
1 Joshua could not be stopped through human methods
2 The Angel of the LORD was a killing machine
2 Joshua was a killing machine
3 The Angel of the LORD killed indiscriminately both believers and nonbelievers
3 Joshua killed indiscriminately both believers and nonbelievers
What "beginning" are we talking about for Joshua? It is the beginning of his life of crime. Crime against the 10 Commandments. Crime against the State. Crime against humanity.
We are talking about War Crime.
It is against the LAW for an officer of the military to enter a defeated city and execute the innocent civilian population. It is against God's moral LAW. And it is against man's moral LAW.
And by the way, I did choose "smote" in your little game. Go back and read it.
"It is against the law to take innocent life by any means including to "smote". This depends on your definition of innocent. A child born of the Canaanite is not considered innocent in God's eyes. It is the child of a wicked man. In 1 Samuel 15 Yahuwah himself commands Saul to kill ALL the Amalakites; man, woman, child and infant. according to Yah's judgement this was a righteous thing to do. And because Saul rebelled against this commandment, the spirit of Yah left him and the kingdom was taken from him. It is only against the Law to ratzakh murder. Nakah smite can be againsts the law if it is done by ratzakh murder. But it is not always like that.
1 Moses was the adopted son of Pharaoh's daughter.
2 Moses was a resident of the Egyptian court.
3 Moses was an Egyptian.
Everyone who knew Moses knew this. His prob was identification. This is my final choice in our word game-
Moses had an identity crisis. How could the Egyptian Moses change his identity into the Isrealite Moses? Moses' prob was a simple one that demanded a simple solution. All Moses had to do was to murder an Egyptian task master then everyone would know that Moses had turned. After the murder of the Egyptian task master by Moses we have-
1 Moses was no longer the adopted son of Pharaoh's daughter.
2 Moses was no longer a resident of the Egyptian court.
3 Moses was no longer an Egyptian.
Moses was a murderer from the beginning. What beginning? The beginning of his life of crime. When Moses killed the Egyptian guard Moses automatically became a fugitive from Justice. Now why would God choose a murderer to give the Israelites the Ten Commandments?
Answer: God intended to use the Law to kill every single person on Earth.
To do that would take a murderer. A serial killer. A Moses. A Joshua. An Angel of the LORD times 2.
Moses knew full well who he was. He knew that the Hebrews were his brethren. Moses was never called a murderer, although it is a possibility that it would have been considered murder. But the God of Israel is a merciful God and well able to forgive. When Yahuwah Showed himself to Moses in that burning bush, Moses surrendered all to Yah and was made clean. Yah then used a clean and humble man to set his people free. Not to kill them. The law was to show us how imperfect we are so that we would know that we need a savior; Y'shua the anointed one who gave himself on the cross, that we might live and not die.
I don't know if maybe you are a Satanist, but what you are saying is so blasphemous. Your religion is obviously not based off the Old/New Covenant Hebrew/Aramaic Scriptures.
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