220.127.116.11 Ministers try to control people by fear.
6.126 THE CONCEPT OF SIN against Jehovah, the Eternal and infinitely
Mighty Creator, was a clever and powerful method of controlling other people!
if the Israelites broke them they would have to suffer the penalty
– in some cases, this meant death by stoning. They were taught that
by breaking the Laws, the Israelites would be sinning against their God.
6.129 The exact truth is, Moses went to the mountain to pray for a means
by which to control the unruly Israelites. In answer to this prayer
– the Ten Commandments were inspirationally given to him
to help him in his task of bringing the Israelites safely through
their desert sojourn with the least degree of trouble-making.
from hard working people who were slain in their thousands.
6.130.2 This was regarded as the right thing to do
since God had promised them a beautiful land in which to settle.
6.130.3 To this day, religionists believe that since God spoke to Moses,
it must be God who decreed the ensuing bloodshed.
6.130.4 There are many similar horrific descriptions of war
and bloodshed in your Bible considered permissible
– just and right – because it was believed that GOD
had instructed them to go to war – against Gentiles.
6.131 Can you not see in the history of the Jews, the rampant EGO-DRIVE
in which even GOD is used to exempt them from blame?
6.131.1 In the moment of self-aggrandisement, it became permissible and
equitable to ignore the Ten Commandments and indulge in wholesale massacre.
6.131.2 They believed no sin was involved because the killing
had been ordained by GOD. What a God!