God had created some people to be like clay pigeons. They are meant to be exterminated: Romans 9:22. True or false?
Romans 9:22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much long suffering the VESSELS OF WRATH PREPARED FOR DESTRUCTION,
The above Scripture (bold type) has served to highlight the fact that God created, or predestined certain people to be killed or destroyed like clay pigeons.
Thus, God created them expressly for the purpose of their extermination.
Like clay pigeons they are meant to be destroyed for the purpose of God's satisfaction or amusement.
True or false?
@anonymous: Political commentator is Jesus Christ Son of God. But WHO the hell are YOU? WHO are you?
- PubliusLv 75 months ago
Nope. God creates us all with eternal life in mind. Somebody may have doctored that verse. Note that God suffers them long and gives them every chance to repent and do good.
- Anonymous5 months ago
That is ancient superstition and as such is meaningless.
- JakeLv 65 months ago
By reciting the rosary each day with care, a person can better know the true meanings of Bible verses.
- Dr. BrightLv 65 months ago
False. The Bible is a book of misremembered history, mythology, garbage philosophy, and cultural justification for why a "chosen" people actually got the crap kicked out of them regularly and never managed to create a widespread civilization while supposedly "inferior" peoples did. It's an interesting book with deep historical significance, but it isn't a book worth basing your life around.
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- Smoking JoeLv 75 months ago
Only a truly sick person could read the message of Jesus and decide it means to hurt people. But "They will cry out Lord, Lord! And I will say I never knew you" will apply to you some day if you don't find love in your heart for other people.
- Anonymous5 months ago
You don't do that passage justice. Paul is making the point that God is sovereign, owns all creation, and can do with it, or any portion of it, as he wishes. And there are times in scripture when he does just that - such as hardening Pharaohs heart so that God could show Pharaoh and the world the power and authority of God.
See the context
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, >>>endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction<<<:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory
And compare these translations for clarity
Romans 9:22 (BBE) What if God, desiring to let his wrath and his power be seen, >>>for a long time put up with the vessels of wrath which were ready for destruction?<<<
Romans 9:22 (CJB) Now what if God, even though he was quite willing to demonstrate his anger and make known his power, >>patiently put up with people who deserved punishment and were ripe for destruction?<<<
Romans 9:22 (GNT) And the same is true of what God has done. He wanted to show his anger and to make his power known. >>>But he was very patient in enduring those who were the objects of his anger, who were doomed to destruction<<<.
Romans 9:22 (GW) If God wants to demonstrate his anger and reveal his power, he can do it. >>>But can't he be extremely patient with people who are objects of his anger because they are headed for destruction?<<<
These reveal the spirit of that passage
Political Commentator · 6 mins ago
Says who? You?
- 5 months ago
God doesn’t want to exterminate anyone He condemned Judas an has some other rules unless repentance is shown an you accept him into your life... just my 2 cents no biblical genius but I read the Bible here an there it’s a scary book an I believe If it were mandatory to read by a certain age or taught in schools might turn some knuckle head kids life around it did mine..
- 5 months ago
You cares WHAT happens to your body?
It's what happens TO YOUR SOUL
A BODY is designed from the beginning TO DIE
Shouldn't come as a surprise; humans aren't immortal