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"If" Is Irrelevant to the Reality

Updated on June 22, 2016

My Firstborn

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Ask Me No Questions I tell No Lies

I knew that my answer would create some outrage. The question was irrelevant versus the event with the emotion of the actually happening. If God told me to kill my first born, would I? I loved my firstborn when he was born and still do. I have a daughter also. I would not want to be a killer especially of my own child. I gave an answer to an irrelevant to the actuality type of question. When God told Abraham via an angel to slay his son, it was a test of Abraham's faith, at that particular time. No one else knows how they would have reacted in a real life situation like that even though, I know that many people would undoubtedly say, no. However, I will say this, if God spoke to me just like you and I may have words with each other, and He told me to slay my firstborn, I would need to ask Him why? For what reason? It wouldn't be that simple of a thing to do so.

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It Was About Sacrifice and Having Faith

It was about sacrifice and in Abraham's case, God provided a ram to be sacrificed/killed instead. That's how God seems to work. He wanted to test the faith of Abraham. Having faith is really for our very own good. To kill an innocent child would be more than I could bear and even for God too. I know that God would not put that much pressure, suffering and guilt on me. All God wants is to be acknowledged, loved in return with all of our faith in Him for our lives to turn out righteous...

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      Word 7 months ago from Chicago

      Thank you Besarien for your down to earth comment.

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      Word 7 months ago from Chicago

      Thank you Dora for such a moving comment.

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      Word 7 months ago from Chicago

      Thank you very much Dana for such a grateful comment.

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      Word 7 months ago from Chicago

      Thank you so much Phyllis. God bless!

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      Word 7 months ago from Chicago

      Thank you Jackie for your comment as well.

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      Word 7 months ago from Chicago

      Thanks for your added comment Lady G.

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      Word 7 months ago from Chicago

      Thank you very much for your comment Lady G

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Ms. May, you were my first reply. Thanks for complimenting my then baby boy. My, how he's grown up since then. Anyway, I'm glad you stopped by. I enjoy your hubs very much. Keep up the wonderful work. Be so blessed!

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Besarien, Where have you been? Thank you for the compliment. Thank you for stopping by. Your comment is appreciated. I apolo for taking so long to get back. Be blessed!

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Thanks for your comment Dora, You always say the right things. Keep it up!

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Dana, I'm glad to remind you of a most delicate scripture, "for God so loved the world." Yes, that is one of my favorites too. You gave me a very good reminder in your hub today too. God bless!

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Phyllis, thank you for the blessings. I need them. Blessings to you as well. I always enjoy your writings too.

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Jackie, I almost didn't want to answer because it's been a long time. No wonder you don't come back to me. I want you to know though, that I love your reply. I agree with your comment. Hugs!

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Lady G,

      I thank you for your wholesome response here. You probably for got all about it like you thought I did. Pleas forgive me. With 2 jobs +, I try to get back to you wonderful friends and keep up. I try to read at least 2 hubs per day. There are so many new and good writers to keep up with. Be blessed my sister!

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you Lady G, Jackie L, Phyllis D, Dana T, MsDora, Besarien and Nadine M for your very genuine responses to this hub.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I must be totally honest with you, having read your post, I will always question the truth about the scriptures in general, especially stories like these. It again confirms to me NEVER to just belief in anything. I love the two photos of your baby boy.

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      That is one handsome boy!

      I'm still pretty sure I'd say no way before I'd even think to ask why.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      " Having faith is really for our very own good." I can attest to that, as can the story you chose to relate. Thanks for the message.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      This reminds me of the scripture; " God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son." It reminds me of how much God loves us. He was willing to sacrifice His son in order to save and have a relationship with us. And no, I don't believe we are capable of that kind of love, but it is a reminder of the enormity of God's love.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Blessings to you, Word. May you always walk in peace and harmony.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have recently heard someone putting God down over this very thing but all I can say is they just don't know Him and I am sure you agree.

      Up and sharing.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      I forgot to add that even Jesus said that he dressed up as someone different to test his friends loyalty and that God will and does use people to get his point across. I believe that I was used to do that with my question.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      I did not get to read your comment back to me on my question that you have mentioned above. You have beautiful children! Your hub is exactly what I wanted or sought to get the answer from. That is why I selected your first answer as the Best One. Now many put words in my mouth and dared to think that I was manipulating and asking questions for my own benefit. That was not the case. It is too bad that they could not see that what they were doing to others as putting others down for their religious beliefs and then come back and by hypocriticle of othrs if they did not share the same. So I put it in a way that they could understnd it, but all I got was more bashing and false accusations and more attack.

      I have children adn would never do this, but then again I have come away from the chruch and her thrusting ignorance and persecution onto those who ignore what she tells them to do.

      I thought that it was funny when I was being told that they were going to unfriend me because I DARED to ask this question and they told me that I was playing mind games. YOU were the only one that saw what I was getting at. It didn't matter what the scripture says or who did way to whom and who belives what and who should believe whom...it was a simple question asking about their commitment to the God they hold over others. I wasn't playing mind games at all. Just as God did, I also did, test them. True colors come shining through. Yes, I got bashed, but maybe they will think twice about bashing others for something they wouldn't do in the first place and ask questions of God. It is those who love to tell others how to read the bible that are the ones that have a double standard....ask no questions of God BUT Never Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself which does not get any serious thought as they put others down.

      Thank You for this hub! HUGS!!!

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