Too often when the cruelty of God is pointed out to Christians, they respond with statements like ‘we are New Testament people’ or ‘I follow the teachings of Christ’. Conservative Christians speak out against same-sex marriage or stand behind God’s condemnation of homosexuality there are always those Christians who get offended and defensive arguing that not all Christians share those judgmental and hateful beliefs. They will say that Christ was loving, tolerant and accepting of gay men and the disabled, diseased or deformed. These Christians will also say that Christ wants ‘Peace on earth’ and teaches mankind to be compassionate, kind, unbiased and humble.Humility is emphasized. They most definitely are not speaking about the Jesus on the New Testament.
Matthew 10:35 – 39 35
35Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.
36For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law ,against her mother in law.
37And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
38He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
39And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Luke 12:51 – 53
51Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
That is not a peaceful or humble Jesus.
Romans 1:24 – 32
24Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts t impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
29The were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
31foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
1 Corinthians 6:9 -10
9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, no men who practice homosexuality.
10nor thieves,nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. I would say Jesus shares his father’s views on homosexuals and lesbians, including that their sin is punishable by death.
That is not an accepting or tolerant Jesus.
4For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’
This is not a loving kind Jesus.
1 Corinthians 11:3 – 15
3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
Ephisians 5:22 -24
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
1 Timothy 2:9 – 14
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
This is an oppressor of women, not a just Jesus, not a fair Jesus.