killing vs. murder what the Bible really says

Posted: January 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

There has been a long time argument about the ten commandments stating thou shalt not kill and people misinterpreting this as killing anyone for any reason whether it be self defense of one’s self ,that of another person or just cold blooded murder. we will see what the Bible says and you can come up with your own conclusion.

This topic arose when a family member told me to get rid of my fire arms because the Bible says thou shalt not kill well this in it self is absurd and shows false knowledge of the Bible. Let me show you what the Bible says.

First the Bible says nothing about killing, you kill animals for food, you killed an unblemished lamb in the old testament for an offering to God. so this being said the proper interpretation of the ten commandments is as stated THOU SHALT NO COMMIT MURDER. this is pretty plain.

lets talk the difference between murder,killing and killing in defense.

murder is defined in  Webster’s dictionary and yes I know there are many dictionaries which have different definitions on the market i stick with Webster because his is the most used and recognized dicionary on the market. so let us see his definitions of the following key words

murder: unlawful killing of a human-being  with malice aforethought.

killing: to cause life to cease: to deprive of further existence or effectiveness.

self defense or defense of another so for the sake of content let us just look up defense as the definition for this and see what we see.

defense: the act of  resisting attack or preparation to meet an attack.

we took and put an umbrella over anything in defense and i will show you examples.

EXAMPLE   1:  Caine and Able the first murder on earth is in Genesis chapter 4 verses 1-26, basic outline of this

Q)why did  Caine murder Able?

A)He was jealous of Able because God accepted Able’s offerings and did not accept Caine’s for Caine’s

offering was blemished it was not the unblemished offering God wanted.

This an example of Murder in which the ten commandments speak of.

this examples of  defense will show two examples.

EXAMPLE 1)  In the book of EXODUS Moses takes his people out of the bondage of Egypt and away from Pharaoh after being sent by God to free the Jews, God hardened Pharaoh’s heart and sent ten plagues down on Egypt. in the last plague he killed the newborn children as punishment for Egypt’s disobedience to him and it is not up to us to say whether he was right or wrong, it was what it was and that is that but the example of defense is when Moses was crossing the red sea after Paraoh let them go he sent an army after a bunch of unarmed people to kill (murder) them in cold blood why? answer because they left his country and he had little slaves to work the fields and build his kingdom.  SO what did God do?          In Exodus chapter 13 verses 17-chapter14 verse 31 he closed the red sea after the jews crossed it killing hundreds of Pharaoh’s soldiers so here we have defense in what we would call a third party defense God killed people trying to harm innocent people by drowning them in the sea. He had justifiable cause to do this and it is justified .

EXAMPLE 2) David and Goliath : David was a shepherd boy who was called upon by God to defend the nation against a giant who threatened their land so David armed himself with a sling and one single stone and faced the giant and with one shot of the sling killed and defeated him is this unjust ? No it was justified by God and David was praised for this act of bravery because the army was too coward to face this giant.

So show me where in the Bible it says NOT TO KILL. Nowhere there are killings all through out the new onad old testament whether it be wars, or fights or what ever there are killings. Murders ARE NOT JUSTIFIED IN THE EYES OF GOD AND AS DEFINED MURDER IS THE UNLAWFUL KILLING OF A HUMAN-BEING which has never been justified ever to the best of my knowledge.

until next time keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you.

Rambo

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