During my lifetime of seeking Jesus, through studying the Gospel and listening with my heart, I have developed a moral compass. Just as the United States has a Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, God passed down the Ten Commandments. Commandment number six states, “Thou shalt not kill.”
Over the years I have grown to respect human life, and I have grown to respect and honor Jesus, my Savior. I do not believe Jesus was left out of the Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”
So much of today’s Christianity seems fixated on nailing Christ to the cross, as expeditiously as possible. I am grateful Jesus lived and taught us. I am grateful His Spirit may live within us. It is a terrible shame and a crime that he was put to death because of the state of mankind. Jesus died for our sins.
Many so-called Christians would say “Okay, I didn’t personally nail Jesus to the cross. I can benefit in the convenience of his death.” Many of these same so-called Christians go as far as to think that Jesus was punished, by his Father, our God. They say that through the torturous execution of Jesus, they are somehow vindicated of their own transgressions. Then they are free to sin, again and again, holding up the cross as their covering.
I would ask, “Where is their accountability?” “Why do they not take responsibility for their own vindication? “ They would claim that Jesus’ death on the cross is their “fast answer” to entering heaven.
I have learned better, and I have had a teacher with a Moral Compass. There is no “fast answer.” We all stand accountable for our own sins. The murder of Jesus was just that, a murder, in the first degree. I do not find His murder a convenience, like stopping for a MacBigBurger.
Will I go to hell for my beliefs? I know in my heart that I will not. My salvation is assured and continuous.
My readers may ask, “What Bible verses can you quote to back up my rant?” I would suggest that you try Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill.” It may be “old school,” but it’s good enough for me.
Or go ahead and try Matthew 9:13, “It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick. Go and learn what that text means, “I require mercy, not sacrifice.”