Nudity is Divine
The Book of Genesis tells a lot about the creation of man and how we were all meant to walk naked.
“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” – Genesis 2 :25.
We have an understanding that the creator’s plan was for everyone to walk without cloth and not be ashamed.
One can only imagine that the President of the United States of America appears in a press conference with his penis dangling between his legs.
If the creator designed us to walk naked, why is there so much condemnation of nudity in religious circles? If sin led to clothing, nudity is divine after all.
Knowledge of Good and Evil
Conscience is a person’s moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behavior. In other words, it is the knowledge of good and evil. Christians today put all the blame on Adam, Eve and the devil for causing man to die following their disobedience.
Come to think of it. According to the Bible in Genesis 2: 17, God created man without conscience. How does he expect Adam and Eve to know that disobeying God and listening to the devil was a bad thing? Void of conscience, they were incapable of determining what was good or bad. Man was innocent after all.
Earthly Punishment for the Devil
Heaven was in turmoil. Angels were on rampage and the rebellion grew in numbers against God. Lucifer the most beautiful of the Angels and second in command coveted the throne of God and started the rebellion.
With all inhabitable planets in the galaxy begging for prisoners, God decides to banish a notorious Satan to planet earth where he kept his naïve, fragile and innocent creatures. The Sun could have served the devil a befitting punishment. Again, Man appears innocent.
The 10 Commandments
We cannot overemphasize the role of historical evidence and Bible characters have a perfect understanding of this. The story of the 10 commandments is intriguing. The Volcanic activity on Mount Sinai was better explained in Exodus 19:18 where God gave Moses the 10 commandments written on stones.
Unfortunately, for reasons only known to Moses, he dropped the plaque in anger and it was too weak a divine element that it broke into pieces. The broken parts were not preserved and the hand writing of God is lost forever. Shameful.
God is not a Magician
This is a statement that Christians use repeatedly as an excuse in God’s defence. The spanish flu ravaged humanity with impunity. The plague found new hosts in religious gatherings where prayers are offered for healing. But God is not a magician.
We are left to wonder how God created heaven and earth with word of mouth. Isn’t that Magic? The rod of Moses became snake and contended with Pharaoh’s magicians in a superiority battle. The same rod parted the Red Sea under the power of God but today he is no more a magician.
Image of a Tyrant
When we think about God, we think of a supernatural being void of evil and just perfect. This is the picture painted of God and we wholeheartedly believe that God is undoubtedly good.
Taking a look at the world today, we see leaders who committed genocide and other atrocities beyond forgiveness, No one dared to question the tyrannical rule of Hitler and Idi Amin.
However in 1 Samuel 15:3, we have a perfect God doing the unthinkable. I see tyranny and genocide.
“This is what the Lord Almighty says… ‘Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” -1 Samuel 15:3
In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve and we are by that submission one family. Man eventually forgot God and served idols. Joshua 24:2 tells us how Abraham was born into an idolatrous family. God eventually decides to bring Abraham out of idolatry and create a nation out of him. Were other people less deserving of God’s grace?
“And Joshua said to all the people, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelled on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.” – Joshua 24:2
We are but clay in the hands of the creator they say. This cannot be farther from the truth when we consider the life and death of 2 characters in Pharaoh and Judas Iscariot. Pharaoh was many times willing to let go of the children of Israel but he could not because a higher power was manipulating him.
“And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.” – Exodus 14:4
Judas Iscariot was pre-destined to betray Jesus. He carried the purse and Jesus knew he loved money and would betray for it. Judas was tutored to fulfill his destiny. In John 13:27, Jesus encouraged him to do the evil thing. Do we really have choices?
“And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.” – John 13:27
The Source of Evil
God is often presented as Holy and good. But one wonders why evil abounds in a world where God created everything. What is the source of this evil?
God rejected King Saul and tormented him with evil spirits. He is the source of evil after all.
“And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand.” – 1 Samuel 18:10