11 March 2015

Who were the just and righteous people in the Bible?

If you took yesterday's just and righteous test, you probably failed. It's hard to avoid menstruating women these days, and not many people are willing to rejoice as they wash their feet in wicked people's blood. In fact, with qualifications like that, I wonder if there are any just and righteous people alive today -- outside of card-carrying members of the Islamic State, anyway.

There weren't many in the Bible, either. Only two were said to be both just and righteous: Lot and Noah. Here are their biblical credentials:

God ... delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) 2 Peter 7:8

Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9

And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Genesis 7:1

The Bible doesn't say much else about these two, except that:

Noah, the just and righteous, got drunk after the flood and lay around naked in his tent. When his son Ham happened to see his father in this condition, Noah cursed not Ham, who supposedly saw Noah naked, but his grandson Canaan and all of Canaan's descendants with slavery. Genesis 9:20-25

And the just and righteous Lot offered his daughters to a crowd of angel rapers, and then later got drunk and impregnated them (his daughters, that is, not the angel rapers). Genesis 19:8, 32-38.

So don't feel bad if you failed the test. Who would want to join a club with members like that?


Anonymous said...

What the hell is wrong with you? Shame on you for making a mockery out of Christianity. Enjoy hell.

Stephen said...

Katie, that's a nice christian response. Just how fragile is your faith that Steve's observations bother you so much?
Steve Weeks

Stephen said...

By the way, Steve isn't "making a mockery" of Christianity. He's simply pointing out the things anyone with half a brain needs to see for Christianity to make a mockery of itself.
My favorite example: Matthew 21:19-22 and Mark 11:12-14,20-24.
Pure comedy gold.
Steve Weeks

worker11811 said...

Stephen is correct, Mr. Wells is quoting the Bible verbatim. He may be assembling verses that are not continuous or in the same context; nether the less, that is what is written.

In a roundabout way, he is simply doing what many Christian preachers have encouraged for years: read the Bible. With the advent of the ease in searching for keywords and phrases via the Internet or computer program, it is now possible to do exactly what was done here, collate related verses. Once done, it can be amazing how often contradictions and inconsistencies will pop up, such as shown in this article.

So even if the side humor or sarcasm turns you off, you can't deny the author did not alter what is written in the Bible.

Regarding hell, here's something to think about. What if hell was never introduced to Christianity? Would you be a good, moral and just person if there was no threat of punishment after death? Or are you the sort of person who has to have a threat of punishment to do the right thing? Or are you using the concept of Mr. Wells going to hell as a way of feeling superior to him?

Think about it.