7/09/2012 | Share this article:By Brian Kellogg ~
Let's take a look at the Abraham Isaac fiasco. If we were to judge this event by new testament standards Abraham would be guilty of human sacrifice. Jesus tells us that if we just consider committing a sin in our mind we are guilty of it (Mat 5:28). Unfulfilled intention is as damnable as the intent fulfilling outward act itself. So, in short, we have god tempting Abraham causing Abraham to commit human sacrifice. Whether Abraham actually followed through on his intent to perform the heinous act motivated by god of sacrificing his son Isaac doesn't matter according to Jesus who is proclaimed the son of and equal to god in the new testament.
|English: Abraham embraces his son Isaac after receiving him back from God (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Does the christian god stand self condemned? The only way to partially wiggle out of this textual conundrum, in my humble opinion, is to admit the obvious, that the bible is not infallible. Careful though as once you start out on this road paved by intellectual reprobates its a slippery slope all the way down to delusion free thought.