I read a wide-ranging blog post this week that stands out as a prime example of how some people take verses from the Bible out of context, mold the words to fit their desires and then generalize to an extreme, all with the aim of promoting their own personal agenda.
The post was meant as a response to the horrific mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, and was on a blogging site that professes to promote Christian values. I will not share the link because I don’t want to ‘promote’ this site.
So without naming the site, and for the sake of clarity, I will refer to the blogger in question as ‘Roamer’.
Roamer’s post began by explaining there were two kinds of violence according to the Holy Scriptures—one that was ‘sanctioned’ under God’s laws and another kind that wasn’t.
Roamer then led the reader (with accompanying commentary) through passage after passage from both the Old and New Testaments in an effort to condone violent acts such a murder because, “God commanded it.”