A confused man has lamented on what he is finding so hard to believe in the bible cause it’s controversial. Below is what he is seeking help on;
The Bible is believed to be the oldest book in the history of Man. The Bible comprises of stories from when the world was created (Old testament) and also after the Birth of Jesus Christ (New Testament).
Am from Christian home where reading the Bible on daily basis is a must for everyone. In one of my studies I stumbled on two different verses of the Bible that is quit confusing to me.
I asked a couple of friends to help me out with explanation but what I got wasn’t enough to clear my doubt concerning this scriptures. Here is the scripture below;
Thou shalt not kill. —Exodus 20:13
Thus sayeth the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side. and slay every man his brother…companion…neighbor. – Exodus 32:27
If you have read the scripture you will agree with me that they are not saying same thing.
The word “Slay” in the English dictionary means to kill or murder or kill.
My question here is that if the first scripture ask us not to kill then why will the second permit us to slay one another? Could there be a mix up somewhere or it is a mistake.
If you have answers to this please answer it because I’m really confused.
What do you have to say about this? Kindly drop your comments.