Vjack Uses a Refuted Argument… AGAIN!

One of the complaints that I have about atheists is that the don’t pay attention to what the other side says. Vjack has proven, once again, that this is so here.

Vjack, of Atheist Revolution, argued in 2005 that the Bible requires that Christians kill unbelievers. Four years later, he has reposted the same trash, even though I refuted it here.

First, Vjack has misrepresented his proof text. Deuteronomy 17 was written to the Jews of the nation of ancient Israel–a nation which no longer exists. Therefore, the text is no longer in effect. Even it it were, the text says that if there is an unbeliever among you, that is, a Jew, that he is to be put to death. Vjack is reading into the text a general command to kill unbelievers, which is not there. But there’s another problem.

Deuteronomy is part of the Mosaic Law, which Christians are not bound to. Christ is the end of the law for believers (Rom 10:4), and the Law exists only for instruction (Rom 15:4). Remember that the letter of the law kills, but the Spirit brings life (2 Cor 3:6).

Jesus taught in the Great Commission that we are supposed to evangelize unbelievers, not kill them (Mt 28:19). Paul says that we are supposed to live at peace with everyone (Rom 12:17). It seems that Vjack is mistaken.

I have a feeling that no matter how many times I refute this point, Vjack will still bring it up. So I guess I’m wasting my time.

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Posted on August 4, 2009, in Apologetics, Heresy, Theology and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Don’t you have anything better to do than to follow Vjack and myself for that matter?

    By the way, your quote:

    Deuteronomy is part of the Mosaic Law, which Christians are not bound to. Christ is the end of the law for believers (Rom 10:4), and the Law exists only for instruction (Rom 15:4). Remember that the letter of the law kills, but the Spirit brings life (2 Cor 3:6).

    Paul, the self-appointed Apostle hijacked your religion. He never met Christ.

    True Christianity lies within the teachings of the Old Testament, Gospels, the writings of Peter, James and Crazy John the Baptist.
    Paul falsely excused Christians from dietary laws, circumcision, etc. in order to convert Greeks and other Gentiles.

    Following Paul’s teachings is not following Christ. Paul never quoted Christ, never mentioned a virgin birth of Christ.

    • I’m glad you mentioned that the true religion lies within the writings of Peter:

      And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. (2 Pet 3:15-16)

      Now why would Peter refer to Paul as “our beloved brother,” say he writes according to the wisdom “given him” and put his letters on par with Scripture if Paul wasn’t a fellow apostle?

      As for Paul never quoting Christ, take a peek at 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. You can confirm that quote in any of the gospels.

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