[Linux4christians] Ex-Muslim's college speech disrupted by arson.
d.kuntadi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 03:13:54 EST 2009
On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln at mnsi.net> wrote:
> Please, be more careful with the quotes, you left out the key phrase:
> "He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the
> groves, and brake into pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made:
> for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and
> he called it Nehushtan."
> Note the difference in time, this is at a much later date when Israel
> was indulging in Idolatry. Contrast that to Numbers 21:9
> "And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came
> to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the
> serpent of brass, he lived."
> Numbers does not counsel idolatry, the record attests to that.
> I can make certain allowances for English not being your first
> language, but I cannot allow for bad cites.
I beg to differ. For my opinion, during Moses time is also an
idolatry, but it is accepted.
So, I see this is a change in Israel moral standard of what is allowed
and what is not allowed. Previously during Moses time, it is allowed
to treat Serpent Brass as having power (to heal) is not considered as
idolatry (accepted). But later on, it not acceptable and considered as
So, I have quoted it properly. Now, could you please explain why
"Healed by a serpent brass" not considered as an idolatry?
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