If it violates thier sensabilities, they say, "you're taking it out of context," "it was the culture back then," "it was meant for [that] group specifically, not [all] christians today."
I'm in Bible Belt Southern Baptist area too. They like to point to something in Hebrews that they focus on that one verse and take it out of context and say they don't have to obey the OT at all, but if you cheer about abolishing the 10 Commandments, they "correct" you and state that it was only those 10 Commandments that Jesus was talking about when he said, "... not one jot or title shall pass..."
They also love the believe that a whole bunch of sayings are Biblical cannon but they aren't in the Bible at all, but if you challenge them on it, they tell you to prove it. Ironic considering Southern Baptists PRIDE themselves on "scripture memory." Every week (in the Church I was attending) you're supposed to memorize at least 1 Bible verse, or multiple if it takes more than one to complete a thought. Yep, they will not tell you where it's at, in fact they'll refuse to tell you the "verse" and tell you, "it's in there somewhere, but why don't YOU find it and tell me the book:verse." I got the same **** regarding 'Hail Mary,' while I was being raised as a Catholic. They hate being called on it, and they really hate being called on it if you're younger than them... and if they're your parent who spends 4 hours every night studying the Bible
and you show that you know it better than them...
Yep, some 16 year old whipper-snapper having a better reading comprehension & retention than thier parent that has spent thier entire life studying it. I guess they only read the 5% they're "supposed to" over and over, while ignoring the rest of it. People complain that "it's too big" "there isn't enough time." BS. My bible I was given by my parents has a guide on reading the Bible in it's entirety in 365 days. Shouldn't someone who just became a Christian want to know what God would expect them to know? If instead of reading it every day, but every week, that's 7 years. So any person that's been a Christian once they turn 18
, or when they get converted if over 18, if in 7 years they haven't read the bible in it's entirety... especially if they hadn't even tried, I'd have to call them "willfully ignorant."
There's even a 3 year plan, basically 1 chapter a day
or 21 years if they only read 1 chapter a week. So, yeah, telling you to find it then tell them the book:verse or "prove it to them" is the "christian" way of telling you to "go to hell."
For the sins:
Hi, I'm a scam artist I've come to tell you there's something wrong with you. Not only do you not even deserve or have the right to live, your only right is that you deserve to die in the most horrible way imaginable, and then spend the rest of eternity being tortured. All you have to do is sign in this spot and you'll never have to worry about that again. In fact you'll get the FREE Gift of Eternal Life! No, there's no "catch," "legalese," and "this is not a scam," The saying, "If it looks too good to be true it probably is works in every circumstance EXCEPT this one ONLY!" Sign here please.
Great! Now for the rest of your life you need to attend this thing called "Church" every Sunday! If you do not, the contract is voided. You can always attend MORE if you want to, but you must do at least the minimum. Then there's the "tithe" it is an additional tax that is of the minimum 10% of your income. You can always give more. When something comes up like around Christmas time, yeah, you're expected to pay an additional 10% or more to that and not to substitute your tithe into that for it's seasonal run. Again, if you do not comply, the Contract will be voided and you'll burn in Hell. Next you'll need to buy this Book called the BuyBull, you can buy from me directly, but you can choose to go elsewhere. You need to make sure the version of the BuyBull is fully compatible with the Church you are attending. That way the rules your past... Rules? Yes there are rules, now hush. Your Pastor/Priest will tell you the rules you need to live by, and this is different depending on which Church you choose to attend. Each one thinks they're the ones going to Heaven and everyone else is going to Hell. Only one of them are correct, if any are correct and no, I will not tell you which one. You'll just be 'led' somewhere. To accept or not accept you do so at your own peril. Peril? Yes, you see, if you don't follow the right rules correctly, the contract will be void and you'll burn in hell. Since you'll have no way of knowing if you picked the correct one, you won't know till Judgement Day.
I can see I'm getting too far ahead... anyways, there are 38,000 versions of Christianity, so "Good Luck" because you're going to REALLY need it. Oh By the way, Eternal Life only happens after you die, no don't give me that look... no, of course there's no way to verify... "perish" only means you will not be resurrected, not that you won't actually die... sheesh!
Edit: I got BuyBull from Mram I think.