Killing Jesus Movie Was a Huge Disappointment

Killing Jesus Movie Was a Huge Disappointment

        Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus film was a huge disappointment which I knew it would be. I never read the book but I was hoping it would be accurate. The Jesus portrayed in his film was pretty much like any secular version of Jesus in other films: the whole idea that Jesus is confused or does not know his own plans, and that ideas come into his head randomly as if he had an awakening or epiphany. Also, there were no miracles done by Jesus in the film at all. Jesus was also never called Christ in the film because Bill O’Reilly arrogantly believes that no one called Jesus “Christ” except after the New Testament was written later. But in the gospel of Matthew (16:16) Peter is quoted calling Jesus “The Christ, Son of the living God.” The woman at the well also is quoted  calling Jesus this (John 11:27),  which O’Reilly completely ignored, or is simply ignorant about. Yet, in the movie Peter is seen saying “You are the anointed one, son of the living God.” So he switched out the words on purpose and misrepresented Scripture.

        The actor who played Jesus was a Muslim and it’s obvious he has no clue about who Jesus really was. He was a very weak Jesus who had no real authority or powers. He was quite reserved. It was if Jesus was simply playing by ear and making things up as he went without knowing what would happen next. It was really annoying. Nothing Jesus did in the films was impressive or would make me want to follow him. It made no sense why anyone would be excited over him.

        I will say that some of the acting was well done and the costumes were pretty good. The head pharisee Caiaphas was pretty good. Except Bill O’Reilly made a wrongful assumption that the pharisees simply were afraid of Roman rule and somehow Jesus would cause the Romans to kill all the Jews. That is the reason, O’Reilly claims, they were so upset about Jesus. Nothing about legalism of the grace of God replacing works. But that is to be expected from a “Roman Catholic.” So it made the pharisee seem less evil than he really was in the Bible. Judas was also portrayed as some sad or cowardly guy who simply made mistakes to where you feel sorry for him. So you feel sad and sorry as any trace of ultimate evil, greed, wretchedness and outright, shameless betrayal, such as the Bible teaches us about Judas Iscariot, is not seen.

        Many of the events portrayed in the film were randomly placed out of historic order, or simply mixed together into one event. Scenes such as a child who is demon possessed who people think died but wakes up. It was a mixing of one of the demonic possession stories with the story of the child who died whom Jesus brought back to life. O’Reilly purposely left out any true miracles Jesus did and avoided them and mixed up stories to hide them. Only one miracle is shown where Peter draws in a ton of fish, yet even that story was not correct and could be interpreted as Jesus not being divine but praying to God for the ability to catch fish. It was quite weak.

        A really weak event was when Jesus clears out the temple marketplace. Which he did not even clear, but just randomly ran into and dumped a table over and yelled some. Then his disciples without understanding anything start yelling at people and pushing people around as well. That never happened, nor would Jesus want them to help. It was completely out of character for O’Reilly’s good natured, happy Jesus who had no commanding power. Oh and he did not even command an evil spirit out of the boy in the above mention. He simply hugs him and somehow the kid wakes up later. Just stupid.

        Another interesting thing about this movie is that they used mainly tan actors. Most looked Arabic or even Indian. Not so much light skinned Jews as we see today. Jesus was played by an Arab actor. It seemed there was a mix of any tan skinned race such as Hispanic-Latino, Indian, Arabic/Middle Eastern, possibly native american and others. Most anglo-looking-actors were the Romans. I think this is fine since it seems more historically accurate that Jesus and most of the Jews in New Testament times would have a darker complexion. I thought this was interesting, but it seemed a little over board and almost looked like Jesus was in South Asia and not the Middle East. I am sure there would be more lighter “olive” complexioned people as well. The actor who played Caiaphas was actually hazel eyed and olive skinned.

        Just everything about the film was completely shallow, boring, uninteresting, falsely represented, and no real political concern was really described or anything truly historic. It was a very annoying film. I only watched it so I could know the stupid things O’Reilly added or the true things he left out so I could tell any person who does not know the Bible the truth, and engage in discussion.

        I will have to say that this movie was 10x better than the outright garbage that is “The Bible” and “The Bible AD” (coming soon) put out by  Roma Downey and Mark Burnett for the History Channel, and their “compassionate high eye-browed hippy Jesus who is simply clueless.” It seems there will never be a well done Bible movie that is true to Scripture.

Ideological And Philosophical Terms Christians Should Know

Ideological And Philosophical Terms Christians Should Know

        The following terms are words that Christians need to know and understand. Almost all of them speak to the belief there is no God or a human centered worldview. A few do not and are compatible with Christianity. Many Christians do not understand what communism is or its verifying factors. So learn the definitions of the words and try to understand. Not all atheists are communists, but all communists should be atheists even though there is a contradictory trend of “christians” claiming it. Not all humanists are atheists, but all atheists are humanists, but both atheists and humanists hate religion (even though early humanists claimed they were a religion). All the definitions are a mix and match of concepts that may or may not consist of the entire definition of current people following such beliefs. There may be 2 separate definitions for the same term, yet it is not hard to understand which is which. They are all from I list them in no particular order. Just skim over it and read the definitions.

        There are a lot of “isms” thrown around in social, political, and worldview discussions. The only 4 I believe could be considered biblical and give freedom to men are capitalism, nationalism, republicanism, and individualism when practiced with Christian morality of course. Even though many cultures exist, it is impossible to have a nation with a set of values that identify it if there is an emphasis on forcing multiculturalism. It is a way to mask absolute truth and promote a liberal view of morality and religion. Cultures and customs are one thing, but when it comes to a cultures morality and theology it gets difficult. The influx of Islam in many western nations is an obvious sign that multiculturalism is not a good thing. The national identity will be lost and its values and culture covered up. The United States is suffering from multiculturalism as well and our nation is failing because we gave up our Christian heritage. Globalism is also bad. Yes caring about other nations is good, and having an eye out for the earth to preserve resources and nature; but allowing the world to dictate your nations values, rules, regulations, culture, and religion is not, and that is the goal is globalism. It rejects a nations sovereignty and make everyone a citizen of the world. It has the goal is creating a one world government and one world culture and it will be a humanistic philosophy. The Bible teaches that individual nations should exist. Even in Ezekiel when it talks about the reign of Christ on earth it mentions other nations still existing who will come and honor Christ in Israel.

        The rest are pretty much godless views that are anti-christian in nature and vehemently opposed to the Bible’s teachings. They are man’s idolization and promotion of human transcendence over any God and their own take on how a “perfect” society should be in thought and practice. The results of such thinking are pretty much worldwide misery and destruction and bondage to the elite few who will dictate to the world every aspect of their lives. It will be a dystopian future ready for the Antichrist. Even anarchy in its philosophical form makes no sense since humans will not freely cooperate with one another unless someone makes them. So anarchy is self refuting. It would be short lived.

Terms to know:

HUMANISM: The denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity; the rejection of religion in favor of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts. A variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God.

SECULARISM: A doctrine that morality should be based on the well-being of man in the present life, without regard to religious belief or a hereafter. A secular spirit or tendency, especially a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship. The view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element.

*Put them together and it is SECULAR HUMANISM*

MATERIALISM: The philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of mind, as due to material agencies. Preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. The monist doctrine that matter is the only reality and that the mind, the emotions,etc, are merely functions of it. The rejection of any religious or supernatural account of things. Philosophy that nothing exists except matter. 

NATURALISM: The view of the world that takes account only of natural elements and forces, excluding the supernatural or spiritual. The belief that all phenomena are covered by laws of science and that all teleological (of or relating to teleology, the philosophical doctrine that final causes, design, and purpose exist in nature) explanations are therefore without value. The belief that all religious truth is based not on revelation but rather on the study of natural causes and processes. 

MORALISM: The practice of morality, as distinct from religion. The practice of moral principles without reference to religion. 

IDEALISM: The cherishing or pursuit of high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc. Any system or theory that maintains that “the real” is of the nature of thought or that the object of external perception consists of ideas. The tendency to represent things in an ideal form, or as they might or should be rather than as they are, with emphasis on values. Philosophical doctrines that share the monistic view that material objects and the external world do not exist in reality independently of the human mind but are variously creations of the mind or constructs of ideas. 

REALISM: The tendency to view or represent things as they really are. The doctrine that universals have a real objective existence. The doctrine that objects of sense perception have an existence independent of the act of perception. That things exist despite not perceiving them or knowing about them. They exist outside of the mind. 

MONISM: The doctrine that the person consists of only a single substance, or that there is no crucial difference between mental and physical events or properties. 

DUALISM: The doctrine, as opposed to idealism and materialism, that reality consists of two basic types of substance usually taken to be mind and matter or two basic types of entity, mental and physical. The theory that the universe has been ruled from its origins by two conflicting powers, one good and one evil, both existing as equally ultimate first cause. The theory that there are two personalities, one human and one divine, in Christ.

RELATIVISM: Any theory holding that criteria of judgment are relative, varying with individuals and their environments. any theory holding that truth or moral or aesthetic value, etc, is not universal or absolute but may differ between individuals or cultures. The doctrine that no ideas or beliefs are universally true but that all are, instead, “relative”that is, their validity depends on the circumstances in which they are applied.

GLOBALISM: The attitude or policy of placing the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations.

NATIONALISM: Devotion and loyalty to one’s own country;patriotism. The desire for national advancement or political independence. The policy or doctrine of asserting the interests of one’s own nation viewed as separate from the interests of other nations or the common interests of all nations.

STATISM: The principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty. The theory or practice of concentrating economic and political power in the state, resulting in a weak position for the individual or community with respect to the government.

ANARCHISM: doctrine advocating the abolition of government. doctrine urging the abolition of government or governmental restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty. The belief that all existing governmental authority should be abolished and replaced by free cooperation among individuals. 

UNIVERSALISM: (Social Welfare) The principle that welfare services should be available to all by right, according to need, and not restricted by individual ability to pay, but funded by general contributions through taxes, rates, or national insurance payments. A system of religious beliefs maintaining that all men are predestined for salvation. 

MULTICULTURALISM: The preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society, as a state or nation. 

MARXISM: The system of economic and political thought developed by Karl Marx, along with Friedrich Engels, especially the doctrine that the state throughout history has been a device for the exploitation of the masses by a dominant class, that class struggle has been the main agency of historical change, and that the capitalist system, containing from the first the seeds of its own decay, will inevitably, after the period of the dictatorship of the proletariat (the class of workers, especially industrial wage earners, who do not possess capital or property and must sell their labor to survive), be superseded by socialist order and a classless society. Actions and human institutions are economically determined, that the class struggle is the basic agency of historical change, and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism.

COMMUNISM: political movement based upon the writings of Marx that considers history in terms of class conflict and revolutionary struggle, resulting eventually in the victory of the proletariat and the establishment of a socialist order based on public ownership of the means of production. theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as whole or to the state. A system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party. Advocacy of a classless society in which private ownership has been abolished and the means of production and subsistence belong to the community. 

LENINISM: The form of Communism as taught by Lenin, with emphasis on the dictatorship of the proletariat. A dedicated group of intellectuals had to spearhead the revolution into communism and serve as leaders of the state. 

STALINISM: The principles of communism associated with Joseph Stalin, characterized especially by the extreme suppression of dissident political or ideological views, the concentration of power in one person, and an aggressive international policy. The theory and form of government associated with Stalin: a variant of Marxism-Leninism characterized by totalitarianism, rigid bureaucracy, and loyalty to the state. Emphasizes the repression of all dissent, often by brutal means; a rigid adherence to government management of economic life; and the domination of all communist movements worldwide by the Soviet Union.

SOCIALISM: theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. The stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles. An economic theory or system in which the means of production, distribution, and exchange are owned by the community collectively, usually through the state. It is characterized by production for use rather than profit, by equality of individual wealth, by the absence of competitive economic activity, and, usually, by government determination of investment, prices, and production levels.

MAOISM: Marxism-Leninism as interpreted by Mao Tse-tung: distinguished by its theory of guerrilla warfare and its emphasis on the revolutionary potential of the peasantry. The doctrines of Mao Zedong, most notably the doctrine that a continuous revolution is necessary if the leaders of a communist state are to be kept in touch with the people. Chinese communism of the People’s Republic of China. 

TOTALITARIANISM: Absolute control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institution. The character or quality of an autocratic or authoritarian individual, group, or government. Domination by a government of all political, social, and economic activities in a nation.

AUTHORITARIANISM: Of or relating to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or authority of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people. Exercising complete or almost complete control over the will of another or of others. 

CAPITALISM: An economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.

REPUBLICANISM: Republican form of government. A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them. 

COLLECTIVISM: The political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production.

INDIVIDUALISM: A social theory advocating the liberty, rights, or independent action of the individual. The principle or habit of or belief in independent thought or action. 

UTOPIANISM: The views or habit of mind of utopian; impracticable schemes of political or social reform. Of or relating to a perfect or ideal existence founded upon or involving idealized perfection. Given to impractical or unrealistic schemes of such perfection.        
NIHILISM: Total rejection of established laws and institutions. Anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity. An extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth. Nothingness or nonexistence. Annihilation of the self, or the individual consciousness, especially as an aspect of mystical experience.        
SKEPTICISM: Doubt or unbelief with regard to a religion, especially Christianity. The doctrines or opinions of philosophical Skeptics; universal doubt. The position that what cannot be proved by reason should not be believed. In its extreme form, that no knowledge is possible.       
ATHEISM: The doctrine or belief that there is no God. Disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings. Rejection of belief in God or gods. 
AGNOSTICISM: An intellectual doctrine or attitude affirming the uncertainty of all claims to ultimate knowledge. A denial of knowledge about whether there is or is not God. The  impossibility to prove that there is no God and impossible to prove that there is one. 

FilAm Rapper Bambu Objects That God Killed Tons Of People In The Bible: Over 2,000,000

FilAm Rapper Bambu Objects That God Killed Tons Of People In The Bible: Over 2,000,000

*Originally I was going to leave Bambu’s name out of this article, because he was going to give me his thoughts on my answers. But he has said nothing and I feel he needs to be held accountable for his destructive worldview that affects impressionable Filipino American kids and young adults. His propaganda needs to be exposed. 

Recently I had the pleasure of engaging in a discussion online with a far left leaning, Filipino-American rap artist about religion. Bambu is a rapper and hip hop artist who expresses his views through his music. Like an enthusiastic evangelist for his cause, he is a man with passion and strong conviction. He is someone who stands up for his beliefs and promotes them wholeheartedly. He is a creative individual who uses his talent to promote something he truly believes in, which is unlike a lot of hip hop artists that exist today. This man has an actual message he wants to get across and is not in the game so much for the money and fame as most popular rappers are. Bambu raps more about injustice he claims is oppressing his race as well as ethnic pride. He promotes the overcoming of adversity and progression for Filipino people and other Asians everywhere.  He also raps about growing up in his neighborhood (hanging out with his homies in the “hood”) and the things he went through in life. He is a man with a lot of experience and a lot of things to say. The only problem is he has some incorrect conclusions and wrong answers, most notably with his stance on religion.

The thing that stood out most in the short discussion we had was his offense against the Bible and Christianity. Bambu explained that he does not have a problem with the doctrine of Christianity, but he has a problem “with the dogmatic rhetoric that Christians use to justify things that aren’t pro-people…like Bureaucratic Capitalism.” He goes on to say that he has issues with the Bible itself and has “a hard time bringing [himself] to believing (sic) that there is an all-seeing, all-knowing mystical force watching over us like chess pieces…” He later claims he does not understand the Bible. He has read the bible 7 times in his life and admits the last 3 readings he was only looking for “objective things” to find in the Bible that he disagrees with to accuse it of being wrong. He also holds to the opinion that Filipino tribal religions (which factually are only spiritist and animismistic: magic, witchcraft, and sorcery) are acceptable religions for Filipinos; a positive trait of indigenous culture that Christian missionaries destroyed and oppressed. He believes that Christians destroyed their way of life and forced them to convert. He is against missionaries going to the Philippines to spread the teachings of the Bible.

Bambu lastly said,

“Why don’t I believe in the book. Simple, (sic) it wasn’t written for me. Did you know that the (sic) in the bible God kills over 2 million people… and the devil kills 2. This is all written. This is all documented. Isaiah 34.3, Jeremiah 25.33, Ezekiel 35.8, Amos 8.3, Nahum 3.3, the flood of Noah, Abraham’s war to rescue Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife, Onan death, the Lord smoting (sic) all the firstborn in the land of Egypt. This is not a book for me, brother. This is a book of fear. A way to police a people before civility. I’m all about moving forward — and we cannot do so if we still hold on to a book that is based on myth and not FACT.”

This article will address the issues this gentleman raised against the Bible in hopes that Bambu as well as others, who have heard these arguments before, will realize the truth of the Bible and the righteousness of God as well as His thirst for justice against oppression and all kinds of evil. I hope God will reveal His truth to this man that there is hope in Christ and true salvation and freedom from oppression for all ethnicities and people groups.

Dogmatic rhetoric that Christians use to justify things that aren’t pro-people…like Bureaucratic Capitalism

I have not met a lot of Christians who promote a bureaucratic capitalism by using the Bible. It is not clear in the statement what is meant by bureaucratic capitalism. If by bureaucratic capitalism, it is meant a capitalism that is run by people who are not elected directly by the people, then I have a problem with that too. A Democratic Republic is supposed to run on policy makers who are elected by the people and who remain subject to the judgment of the people. The Bible does not promote such ideas of bureaucratic capitalism. The bible does not have any commands that government should be run like a bureaucracy (in its modern idea), however it does mention that governments exist and people are subject to authorities in whatever country someone lives. It gives no opinion on the righteousness or unrighteousness of whatever government system. Anyone who does use the bible to promote a forced system of government is twisting the Bible. Even so, historically there have been unbiblical results that were directly caused by certain types of governments (tyranny, dictatorships, elitist control etc.) but this is another topic all together. So to be clear: the bible does not teach that a certain form of government is the only option for God honoring nations.

The Bible actually is pro-people and not against them. God may be against wicked people, but humanity has an important part in God’s plan. God looks out for his children and provides life for everyone. God is pro-people because God loves people. Psalm 144:3 “O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?”Psalm 8:5 states, “You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.” If the Bible was not pro-people why does it speak of people as having so much value to God? After all humans were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26). Matthew 10:29-31 speaks about God’s concern for animals and states that humans are even more valuable and God takes care of them all even to the number of hairs on our head. God is a God of detailed love for people.

An all-seeing, all-knowing mystical force watching over us like chess pieces

The Bible does not teach that God is a force. God is a rational mind and a personal being. He actively participates in His creation and nothing is done out of chance. God knows all things, sees all things, and is everywhere present and absolutely nothing is hidden from God. Hebrews 4:13 says, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” God does have power and is sovereign over all creation (1 Chronicles 29:11, Acts 17:26, Isaiah 46:10) but that does not mean God is simply playing chess and that God is a deity of fatalistic determinism who does not know what his future decisions will be. In fact, God cares about creation and does things for good. God is unchanging and there is no possibility He would decide to do something different. If God did actually control creation like meaningless pawns on a chess board it would mean the future is unknown to God and He makes His decisions purely by chance; and has to work it all out and manipulate it in order to guide history where He wants it. It implies a lack of control. Such an idea would also mean He has the possibility to change His mind. The Bible tells us that God is absolutely unchanging and is the same eternally in the past, present, and future (Psalm 102:25-27, Hebrews 1:10-12 &13:8, Malachi 3:6, Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 33:11). This doctrine is called God’s immutability which simply means “God is unchangeable.” So we have a God who does what He promises and has an actual plan for life and the world we exist in.

God is not indifferent about his created order and the people living on the earth. God cares and loves His creation and has its best interest in mind. Psalm 33:5-6 states, “He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love. The heavens were made by the word of the LORD and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.” Psalm 145:9 expresses simply, “The LORD is good to everyone, His compassion rests on all He has made.” And verse 17 further says, “The LORD is righteous in all His ways and gracious in all His actions.” So the biblical God is not like the gods of paganism such as Zeus from ancient Greek mythology who could care less about humans or let alone justice for everyone. Such gods in many pagan religions change their minds, act on impulses, and are indifferent, unconcerned, and chaotic. The Bible states that God is a God of order and not chaos (1 Corinthians 14:33).

If one does not understand the bible it does not give the right to commit intellectual dishonesty and logical fallacies

Bambu claims he does not understand the Bible even though he read it 7 times. He also claims that the last 3 times he read it were simply done to find reasons to dislike it. With a little more study and focused reading it is easy to understand what God is communicating to mankind (even if you don’t believe it). Isolating a few verses taken away from their context would make the Bible hard to understand. But when verses are left in their proper context the reader can understand why something is said and what it actually means. Whether or not someone will accept the Bible and believe it is up to the Holy Spirit. Reading the bible only for “objective things” to accuse it will obviously only give the person animosity and negativity towards the Bible because of their own personal bias and not actual facts in the Bible. But isolating a text makes it easy to twist and skew words that were not by themselves the message that the story or passage indicates. It is easy to twist, take out of context, and manipulate anyone’s words if they are isolated and taken away from their message. The media is known for doing this to many people which completely changes the actual intention of the person communicating. This is a flawed and wrong way to interpret any written text, or anyone’s audible speech for that matter. The media often times is only looking for vague sound bites to use against someone that can be interpreted the wrong way which is truly unfair. In the same way it is unfair to the Bible and Christianity to purposely look for things to hate and take out of context. This is intellectually dishonest.

Bambu claims he does not understand the Bible. If a person does not understand something what business does he have to attack it and claim it says certain wrong things? If a man does not understand directions to a project after he read them, does he really have the authority to tell someone that certain things in the instruction booklet are wrong? Logically speaking, no! This is a fallacious argument and a contradiction. One moment he claims the bible is too hard to understand, the next moment he is claiming he understands that the bible simply promotes killing of people; 2 million at least. If a person is ignorant about the Bible he has no business explaining it to anyone or telling anyone that it communicates something. If a person does not understand the Bible even after he read it multiple times he should seek to understand it and read it properly. At least the passages of scripture he has a problem with. And hopefully after analyzing the text he will be able to discuss it to reveal its intended message, and not something made up out of a personal emotional feeling. Appealing to emotion is a logical fallacy. The author’s intention in the books of the Bible is what the Bible communicates. Nothing more and nothing less. If you get this wrong it is no wonder one would not understand the Bible.

The Bible was not written for me

The Bible actually was written for you to know God’s commands and will for your life. Jesus said in the New Testament that man shall not live by bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4). He was repeating what the Old Testament already said in Deuteronomy 8:3. The bible claims it is meant for all nations to listen to God (Isaiah 34:1). So the Bible was written for everyone to understand what God commands about the world and how to live properly. It was not simply intended for one ethnic group, the Jews, but was meant to shine a light on all nations. The Jews were simply a reflection of that. The book of Revelation has images of all nations, all people, all languages in heaven praising and worshiping God. God is a God for all nations whether it is America or the Philippines.

God killed over 2 million people in the Bible and Satan only killed 2

There is a new popular argument propagated online that claims God killed over 2 million people in the bible and Satan killed only a few. So that means God is really evil and atrocious and worse than Satan himself!
Most people say that Satan killed 10 people. I do not know where the number 2 came from in this gentleman’s argument about the people Satan killed. The Bible documents in Job that Satan killed Job’s family which ads up to 10 people. Of course some of the deaths were actually carried out by raiders, so Satan did not directly kill those. Even so, the argument that God is unjust and evil because He was responsible for the deaths of over 2 million people is a fallacious argument. It begs the question. There are no complete numbers in the Bible, these are all assumptions. Assumptions by atheists or people against the Bible do not count as evidence to prove God is evil. This assumption about God killing does not take into account that all of the deaths were justified, and not all deaths the atheists count are actually a lone result by God. Other people killed people, and God used other people to kill people (the same way Satan used raiders to kill some of Job’s sons).God actually is in control of life and death. Logically every death (from natural causes to violence) throughout the world’s history is a result from God’s doing just as every birth of every human throughout history that was given the gift of life is a direct result of God. I would also go as far to say that 2 million cannot even account for half of the people that the Bible talks about being killed by God if you count the flood, the end times battle against Israel and various destructions of cities. Even with these extra facts it still does not prove that God was unjust in killing people.God is a righteous judge and kills justly (Psalm 7:11). These people deserved to die and were wicked. God says only the just will see His face (Psalm 11:7). The wicked God will punish and has punished. Not only in this world, but eternally as well.

What many people who claim God is evil and the Bible promotes injustice do not realize is the Bible actually promotes justice in the world and teaches that God is all about justice. This is why the leaders in social justice have always been religiously or culturally Christian. Secular and atheist organizations are not the leaders in bringing social change and justice. Historically, Christians have been the leaders in charity: fighting against modern slavery, sex trafficking, racism, poverty, neglect of orphans and widows, evil regimes and more. Christians even died for this because the Bible teaches these good things. In the Philippines right now Christian missionaries are leading the way to protect orphans, feed the hungry, to build homes for the homeless, to help street kids, and get women as well as under aged children out of sex trafficking. They are helping people live successfully. Christians are helping youth get out of prostitution, gangs and all kinds of terrible life situations to give them an education and hope. Anti-capitalists, atheists, and other religions are simply almost non-existent in this. Religion is a good thing:

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27

Christianity promotes a correct view of social justice

Here are a few more verses which teach that God desires good things and commands social justice against oppressors. This is something any socially conscious hip hop artist should take note of; that Christianity is a positive thing to promote for social change in their communities:

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.


Deuteronomy 24:17

Do not deny justice to a foreign resident or fatherless child, and do not take a widow’s garment as security.

Matthew 7:12

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Psalm 82:3

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Ezekiel 16:49-50

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.

Proverbs 29:7

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Proverbs 14:31

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.


With Bambu’s desire to find evil things in the Bible he completely missed all of these good things that the bible actually teaches. While trying to find negativity he completely went over all the positive. You won’t see him promoting the good things of Christianity, but you will see him equating it with mass murder and terrorism as if the Bible is on par with Islamo-fascist-terrorism. This is totally unfair and unjust. Picking out a few verses depicting death is not going to prove the Bible is evil. One must understand who was killed and why. People like Bambu who do not like the Bible make a person wonder if they believe any death is justified. Is it ever just to execute evil people? Is it okay to defend a country? Is the death of the wicked ever an answer? If one would listen to certain rap lyrics and watch music videos they would come to the conclusion that Bambu probably does believe killing corrupt cops, who unjustly harass the Asian community, is ok as well as executing KKK members. So basing my conclusion on what I have heard from his lyrics and seen in videos it is plausible that he does believe it is righteous to kill evil people, at least sometimes.

Let’s take a look at his accusations about God killing 2,000,000 people.

Isaiah 34:3

 “There slain will be thrown out, and the stench of their corpses will rise; the mountains flow with their blood.”

It is not so hard to figure out that the slain in this passage are the corrupt officials, wicked people, oppressors and murderers that are being killed by God in this verse. Much of the book of Isaiah speaks about end times with the return of the Savior judging the world and saving the repentant people God redeems. It also has a lot to do with Israel and protecting it as well as judging its wicked people and other nations who would want to destroy it. Isaiah 34 is a chapter speaking about punishing evil nations. In chapter 33 verse 15 it explains the one who will be saved,

The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil — he will dwell on the heights; his refuge will be the rocky fortresses, his food provided, his water assured.

The Lord loves this type of person and punishes the opposite people who are wicked and full of injustice. According to certain rap lyrics from songs it seems that this hip hop artist would agree with God that such injustice is evil. Isaiah 34:3 is speaking about punishment of corrupt, murderous, evil people and the deaths they will suffer. God’s justified wrath is against evil. The end of days is God’s set time to judge these wicked people. What is not to like about this passage?

Jeremiah 25:33

Those slain by the LORD on that day will be spread from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned, gathered, or buried. They will be like manure on the face of the ground.”

Who is God killing in this passage? Well He is proclaiming punishment on all of the nations of the earth. Jeremiah 25 is speaking about God’s ultimate judgment for all evil in the world including even His beloved nation of Israel. Prior to verse 33 is an important verse that explains the context of the killing. Jeremiah 25:31 says, “The tumult reaches to the ends of the earth because the LORD brings a case against the nations. He enters into judgment with all flesh. As for the wicked, He hands them over to the sword— This is the LORD’s declaration.” Notice how it says the wicked will be separated? Those are the people being killed and spread like manure on the ground. Unless one believes judgment on wicked people is not desirable this verse is pretty refreshing. You mean all of those wicked people have to give an account for all of the evil they did their entire life? Well, yes! God is good and brings justice! We can be refreshed to know this!

Ezekiel 35:8

I will fill its mountains with the slain; those slain by the sword will fall on your hills, in your valleys, and in your ravines.”

Let’s look at who is being killed here. It is the Edomites as the entire chapter of 35 addresses. This event historically already happened in the world. Edom is no more, this is an archaeological and historical fact; this nation is gone. King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonians first came and attacked them, then later in 126BC John Hyrcanus of the Hasmoneans finished wiping them out. There is nothing left of them. This is a prophetic fulfillment the Bible predicted would happen and then it did. This speaks of the Bibles supernatural inspiration.

Why were the Edomites slain? Verse 5 says it was because of their intense hatred of Israel and the fact they handed Israel over to be slain by its enemies and betrayed them. The Edomites did not help the Israelites from disaster but instead took pleasure in it and let them perish as they looked on. In fact, the Edomites handed them over to the enemy. The Edomites were always jealous and hateful of Israel and were always plotting on how they could destroy them and take over their land. The Edomites were actually relatives of the Jews and originated from Esau the brother of Jacob (who was called Israel). Verse 6 says the Edomites are being punished because they did not hate bloodshed of their brothers but instead enjoyed it. They were jealous of Israel and hated them and spoke blasphemies them about God (verse 12). Edom also participated in the slaughter of Israelites in 586BC when the Babylonians were pursuing the remaining Israelites trying to avoid death.

Do these reasons to punish Edom and hand it over to enemy nations to die still sound unjust? If so, then one who thinks this must support unjust bloodshed and betrayal. According to some hip hop lyrics people should look out for their “homies” and stand along side them when people try to mess with them. Isn’t that how it is in the hood?

Amos 8:3 

In that day the temple songs will become wailing —the Lord GOD’s declaration. ‘Many dead bodies, thrown everywhere! Silence!’”

This is yet another prophecy about judgment on wicked people who have committed atrocities. It is actually a judgment on God’s own people, Israel, for turning away from righteousness and justice. All one has to do is read the next verse to figure this out. Amos 8:4-6 states,

“Here this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land, asking, ‘When will the New Moon be over so we may sell grain, and the Sabbath, so we may market wheat? We can reduce the measure while increasing the price and cheat with dishonest scales. We can buy the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and even sell the wheat husks!’”

I think it is obvious that Israel began to oppress the poor and needy as well as cheat people out of money causing even more poverty to the peasants. Israel had completely turned away from God and was worshiping other false idols, and causing all kinds of death as well as oppressing poor people. It would seem that Amos 8:3 is stating the lyrics of a song that Israel would sing after its judgment from God began. Lyrics that any socially conscious, anti-oppression, pro-people rapper should agree with. Is it not justified that such evil people were going to be sent into judgment and given over to enemy nations by God for their greed, dishonesty, and causing of poverty? God cares about poor people and hates corruption and dishonest gains! This is something about the Christian God that should be praised.

Nahum 3:3

Charging horseman, flashing sword, shining spear; heaps of slain, mounds of corpses, dead bodies without end— they stumble over their dead.”

This is another prophecy against wicked people. The ancient city of Ninevah was the capital of Assyria. They took council from leaders who plotted evil against the Lord (Nahum 1:11). Historically Ninevah was a proud city as Assyria had conquered many nations and was guilty of cruelty and oppression. This prophecy actually has already been fulfilled. The book of Nahum points to the fact the Bible comes from supernatural inspiration for it foretold actual historic events. Ninevah was destroyed by the Babylonians in 612BC. The site was not rediscovered until 1842AD by archaeologists  So it can be said that the Babylonians killed them all and were the ones who caused the bodies to rise up as in says in Nahum 3:3. God gave the Assyrians over to judgment by using the Babylonians and it was much deserved. This speaks of how some socially conscious rappers want to accuse national governments for cruelty and oppression and demand justice. So why Bambu accusing this verse as being a bad thing?

The flood of Noah, Abraham’s war to rescue Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife, Onan’s death, the Lord killing all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.

All of these events can be easily explained by the fact it was judgment against wicked people. The Flood of Noah’s story says the entire world was full of violence and all kinds of evil. God destroyed them all except 8 people (Noah’s family). God started the world over with Noah. Evil people were punished and executed and the ones who followed the Lord were saved. No need to go into detail here as it is obvious if one actually reads the story.

Abraham’s war to rescue Lot is really a misrepresentation of what actually happened. It was not “Abraham’s War” as if he started a war and it was named after him. Abraham simply gathered his 318 fighting men to do a covert operation to rescue his grandson Lot. The war was actually started between 9 different kingdoms. Four kings teamed up with each other to fight against 5 other kings who teamed up together. They were already fighting each other and killing each other when Lot got mixed up in the mess and was taken captive. Some of the kings were from the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and Lot was living in Sodom when the other kings attacked his city and looted the region taking all the goods and captives they could. Lot was taken captive with them. 318 fighters born in Abraham’s household attacked the armies of several kings and won. It is simply a factual error to call this “Abraham’s War to rescue Lot” when it was a war already happening and it was a rescue mission. The only people who were killed were enemy soldiers, not women and children. Abraham’s men rescued Lot as well as women and other people who were taken as slaves by the other kings. Who are the good guys here? Obviously Abraham and his men! It is simply intellectually dishonest to claim to have read the Bible many times and not understand the facts of this story; that Abraham was good and righteous. How often have Filipino rappers screamed for justice against oppressive nations? Does Spain come to mind? Would it be wrong, if the Spanish captured some people from a Filipino tribe, for the warriors of that tribe to attack the Spanish and end up killing some of them to rescue their own people? Obviously not! So apply this same logic to this story!

Sodom and Gomorrah were 2 wicked cities. Contrary to popular belief, these cities were not simply destroyed because a few homosexual people lived there. They were killed because they were extremely wicked people. Genesis 13:13 says, “Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning greatly against the LORD.” It is further stated in Ezekiel 16:49-50 the reason for their destruction,

“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.” 

All kinds of evil were coming from them. Sodom and Gomorrah were already involved in a bloody war with other nations simply over a power struggle and greed. The city of Sodom was so evil and involved in depravity that the men of the town had no problem with the idea of trying to gang rape the 2  (which were angels sent to help Lot) staying in Lot’s household; and were so inflamed with lust they wanted to murder Lot for protecting them. With such extreme lustful desires it is plausible such an action was not uncommon for these men to do. Later after Lot was taken out of the city his daughters were so influenced by the depravity they were living in that they got Lot drunk and had sex with him in order to get pregnant since they believed there were no men around to marry (incest seemed like a common thing in Sodom). This screwed up mindset came from a wicked region that God destroyed. Unless you believe homosexual gang rape, murder, incest, prideful neglect of the poor, and other rampant, shameless sexual depravity and wickedness are ok, it seems that God was just in destroying these nations. Also, Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back longingly for city. This proves she had a longing pride in the lifestyles of those cities and did not have her mind set on the goodness of God. What kind of woman would look back on a city full of serial rapists longingly? God specifically told them not to look back at the city or they will be swept away with it, they were just to run. Stopping to look back caused her to be swept away in the destruction.

Onan’s death was a result of disobeying his duty to produce offspring for his deceased brother Er. Onan’s father was named Judah. Onan’s brother Er was wicked and was killed by God. Judah told Onan to take Er’s wife as his own wife to produce offspring in his brother Er’s name. Onan knew that having children with her would make them under his brother’s name, so disobeying his father he emitted his semen on the ground instead of in her womb. This was an offense against what is called the Levirate marriage which was the expected, honorable thing to do. God killed both of these sons of Judah for their rebellious and wicked behavior. One can argue all they want in order to justify what Onan did and to claim that God killed him for a “stupid reason,” but the Bible does not go into detail; simply states they were evil. The bible’s teaching is that evil people were executed by God. Implying they were somehow “precious little angels” in order to tell people that God kills innocent people is a false statement someone derived out of their own feelings and lack of information, instead of taking what information is actually given. Court cases do not find someone guilty by finding things that are not there, but they use evidence that is there. The Bible says they were evil so the only rational outcome is that they in fact were evil. It is illogical to assume otherwise.

God killed the first born of Egypt in the 10th plague God sent to Egypt. Egypt was not an innocent nation and was full of oppression including using the Hebrews as slaves and not allowing them to leave the country. God repeatedly warned Pharaoh what was about to happen but he did not care. The Lord gave Pharaoh many chances to do what is right. God is a just judge and is in control of life and death. He proved that the Egyptian gods had no power over anything. Isis and Hathor were the gods that caused childbirth and these pagan gods could not stop the first born from dying.

The death of the first born was used as a prophetic typology.  In the story, all of the Hebrews who had the blood of a lamb spread on their door posts would escape the judgment of God on the households. If they did not follow this rule the Hebrew’s firstborn would have died as well. The blood on the doorposts represented the actual blood of Christ who is called the Lamb of God. The first first born were allowed to be killed as judgment on Pharaoh and Egypt to express God’s superiority and as a prophecy about the death of His Son, Jesus.  This represents the gospel message that Jesus who was God’s first born would die for the sins of the world in the future. It the blood on the doorposts represented all who are covered by the blood of Christ that will be saved from their slavery to sin. This does not indicate that God is cruel and evil, especially if one understands that all people sin (Romans 3:23). This historic event illustrates God’s greatest act of love with Christ’s crucifixion.

Further, when someone thinks of first born they automatically assume it was a baby. This is not the case; the first born of any Egyptian family was killed. That would mean not only children but full grown adults as well. Mostly full grown adults who were not innocent were probably killed. And the children that died God took them up and spared them from the consequences of Egypt’s sins which would lead to eternal destruction in the next life. This was not a simple killing of innocent babies as atheists love to try and claim. Any babies who did die were taken to heaven. Who is anyone to judge God anyway? If The Bible teaches God is just and holy, then all of His actions are just and holy including this judgment on Egypt. You can disagree all you want, but the Bible does not teach that everyone needs to go kill first born babies. That is false.

This is not a book for me, brother. This is a book of fear. A way to police a people before civility. I’m all about moving forward — and we cannot do so if we still hold on to a book that is based on myth and not FACT.

What is there to move forward from? Are the ideas of helping the poor, protecting orphans and widows, hating corruption, opposing racism against immigrants, and hating wickedness too primitive for today? What then should we replace it with? All societies have laws, and almost all societies have based their laws on similar universal truths that the Bible teaches. It is proof that morality is not relative. If your idea is to promote the fight against injustice and oppression the Bible is a pretty good book to use since it obviously teaches such things.

Now claiming that the Bible is based on myth and not fact is simply false. The Bible is accurate and its stories about people groups and events can be accounted for through archaeology  history, and geography. Even science benefited from the Bible as many of the historic leading men of science such as Newton, Pascal, Kelvin, Keplar, and Galileo all took inspiration from the Bible to discover what we know as scientific facts. It has always historically been Christian based cultures that have had the light of scientific discovery, and cultures steeped in witchcraft and superstitions have always lacked progression. Cultures without the Bible’s influence, even today, are some of the poorest and lacking in moral justice. Just look at the rampant corruption in so many 3rd world countries that come from pagan cultures.

Bambu claims the Bible is a book based on fear to manipulate societal control. If he is against fearful religion why does he promote indigenous Filipino religions? All of those religions are completely based on superstitious fears that are not based on reality and are absolute myths. Even today uneducated Filipinos believe that dangerous spirits in nature (called diwata) must be appeased so they do not get sick and die. These diwata live in trees, bushes, rocks etc…if you make a mistake and do not respect them you will get sick and could die. To get cured a person must to go to a local shaman and have him do a ritual cleansing. In reality, many people get physical illnesses due to medical problems but ignorantly attribute it to nature spirits. They go to a shaman who beats them to exorcise the spirits, burns herbs over them, speak incantations over them and other nonsense that does not cure anyone. Only until the western influences of science and medicine in the Philippines did most Filipinos progress and understand these superstitious practices are not true. Only in educated Filipino culture do people address medical issues through doctors who actually have proper scientific and medical knowledge to heal them. Most often it is uneducated people living far away from the larger society still believe in this witchcraft.

A religion based on fear is one that believes that aswang (a vampire like witch creature that separates half of its body to fly and has a long tongue) are out to eat babies in the womb and attack people in the woods. A religion based on fear teaches that dwende (small elves) live in anthills and inside trees and will attack you with illnesses if you walk on them without saying, “tabi tabi po” which is a plea for forgiveness out of fear. A religion based on fear teaches that batibat (obese female dream demons) will attack you at night and kill you in your sleep. A religion based on fear promotes magical chants, sorcery, and witchcraft for a cause and effect belief system to contain societal control in its communities. Some people still want to promote that the Bible is a book of fear and such Filipino religions are wonderful and progressive. This is a seriously skewed claim. Does one seriously wish the Philippines was never touched, and was left in its darkness of fearful tribal religions? These tribal groups were not always innocent naked natives. They had wars as well and killed each other before the Spanish took over. What the Spanish did was evil and it is a shame they came and oppressed people with racism and imperialism. But that does not discount the Christian God as evil or imperialistic because a political force disguised as a “church of God” by the same of the Church of Rome decided to take over. You cannot blame the Bible for this as nothing they did is taught in the Bible. Catholicism does not equal the “gospel truth.” It has always been a political force desiring world control. Later Christian missionaries came and participated in all kinds of charity including the education of Filipinos.

If missionaries never went the Philippines would still have people come. Even before Christians came the Philippines had Hindu-Buddhists in the north and Muslims missionized in the south. Indigenous Filipino religions were rejected by these groups in these areas. Muslims came way before Christians in the Philippines. Why doesn’t this hip hop artist complain about that? Islam in the southern region of Mindanao in the Philippines gave birth to the terrorist group Abu Sayaf and many Islamic attacks occur against non-Muslims all the time with numerous people murdered. Why doesn’t this rapper write songs about such atrocities and injustice? He only singles out Christianity.

Historically, in the Pacific Islands, before missionaries ever showed up there were whaler’s who would make stops on the islands. Whalers and non-religious people did not have the native’s best interest at heart and would not find it wrong to exploit them. People who do not love or care for the people would have had control if missionaries never came. Christian missionaries at least cared about the people. Is it not better missionaries influenced these people first instead of groups of womanizing, racist men settling there? The world is small and everyone will run into everyone at some point and we live in the age where the entire world’s nations know about each other. There is no way natives would ever be left alone even if Christians never showed up. If Christians never showed up to these nations other people would have and did. Just because some people who went as missionaries made a few mistakes does not mean Christians as a whole are evil and the Bible is the cause of it. Also, it is simply ignorant to assume all native cultures are 100% innocent people who have never committed atrocities against other people. It is also false to claim Christianity destroyed local culture as many missionaries have started churches that take into account the native cultures (including naked natives serving in church, research Borneo Christians). These natives needed the benefit of the Bible’s teaching about justice, equality, love, compassion, forgiveness, and God’s grace.

A brief look at what communism did

I will assume Bambu the rapper has communistic/socialist political views after viewing some of his lyrics. If any belief system or teaching has attacked indigenous religions is it communism which is atheistic in expression. The Chinese Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao Zedong openly attacked religions and oppressed Buddhist monasteries. The revolution left millions of people dead and plenty of poverty stricken Chinese. Where is the outcry against such evil? In Mongolia, in its 68 years of communist rule an all out attack on Tibetan Buddhist monasteries all over the country was committed to destroy their religion so people would basically worship the communist state. Nearly 35,000 people were killed. One of the first things communism attacks is religions.

Also, how can someone claim that religion is evil while at the same time promote indigenous Filipino religions as if it is okay for them to remain in them. Communism always oppresses indigenous religious groups and demands loyalty to the state. So such an outlook is a contradiction.

Only God is the judge

In the same way the wicked men in the Bible were judged so will every human being on the face of the earth throughout history be judged. Psalm 7:11 says that God is the judge. God is the only judge, and just as the late Tu Pac would say, “Only God can judge me!”…so He will judge. The Bible tells us that all men are evil and have sinned (Romans 3:10, 23) and that we will all be judged according to our actions. If anyone is honest they will admit they are not perfect and are also guilty of wrong. This “wrong” is sin, and sin is evil. All men have committed evil acts to his fellow humans one time or another in life. Some people committed more than others. But the Bible says it does not matter and just committing one sin is enough to break the whole of the law and to be condemned in punishment (James 2:10). The only way out of punishment is if someone else took the punishment for us.

One of the biggest atrocities in the Bible, a person that God Himself had killed was named Jesus Christ. If anyone should complain about a death being unjustified in the Bible they should complain about Christ’s death on the cross. He was perfect and blameless, yet He died the death of a wretched criminal. He did this in the place of all humans and took the entire world’s sins onto His body as if He was the wicked man that deserved death. He did this so that humans could be free from the bondage of sin and death and escape judgment in order to be in the presence of God through His grace alone. There is no magic formula, no ritual, no works of righteousness that can be done to take the place of Christ’s substitutionary death for humans. Philippians 3:9 says, “…not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ —the righteousness of God based on faith.” The only way is through Christ. This happens through faith in God, which is faith in Christ. This faith brings repentance and only through repentance and faith is someone saved from God’s justified wrath against sin. Christ voluntarily died to save sinners because He loves people, which means He is pro-people. Romans 3:25 explains,

God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.

This passage totally reflects what happened in Egypt. The word propitiation means to atone for, to substitute something that makes up for something. Christ’s death was our substitute that reconciles us with God, instead of being left in our sins under God’s wrath. Those who repent will be saved, yet we can be satisfied that God will justly execute judgment on unrepentant wicked people.


After analyzing the Scripture and the facts of Christianity it is obvious that this hip hop music artist named Bambu needs to re-check his stance about Christianity. It is obvious that if Bambu did read the Bible several times he did not really read it carefully or try to understand a proper interpretation of the Bible. It seems he found some verses from an anti-Christian source and pasted his objections without actually looking further into the passages to understand why people were killed in the Bible. Stating the fact that people are killed in the Bible and coming to the conclusion that that means the Bible is evil is a fallacious conclusion. Comparing the millions of deaths that violent revolutions from communism have brought with the deaths in the Bible it is obvious the Bible teaches justified killing of wicked oppressive nations whereas communism murders people in order to dominate with an iron fist.

This rapper’s other presuppositions about missionaries and religion are also unfounded and negatively biased. His assumptions about Filipino indigenous religions are also false and he needs to realize the merits of the Bible’s teaching that should be applied to the people he claims he cares about. Historically, Christian influence has always enlightened nations. Social justice has always been a large theme in the Bible and to claim the Bible is the opposite of that is ignorant. Hopefully this man will repent of his sins, realize that since he does not understand the Bible he should seek to understand it, and one day will believe in the truth of God’s love that there is hope, there is justice, and there is salvation through Jesus Christ. All Christians reading this article should say a prayer for this very talented and influential, Filipino American rapper that he will use his craft for the goodness of God and not his own faulty reasoning and influence from secular philosophies.

Invisible Children And KONY 2012 Exposed

Invisible Children And KONY 2012 Exposed

        The KONY 2012 movement has been exposed as nothing more than a scam to make money to promote the personal ventures of the co-founders and top leaders of the organization called Invisible Children (a self-proclaimed activist and humanitarian aid organization). When critics of the viral video called “KONY 2012” accused the filmmakers of over-simplifying an over 26 year conflict and exaggerating the militia strength of Joseph Kony’s child soldiers in Uganda, Invisible Children went on talk shows to explain why they made the viral video the way it is and to defend where the use of their funds expired; funds that were donated freely to Invisible Children worldwide. There were plenty of defenders of Invisible Children on the internet who fiercely had their back.

        It is a fact that the warlord, Joseph Kony, is not even in Uganda anymore and has been pushed into the region of the Congo by the Ugandan military. No doubt, Joseph Kony is an evil man and should be punished for his crimes, but he is just a number in the thousands of evil men this world has produced this last century alone. It is also speculated that he might not even be alive anymore since 5 years ago. Obviously the conflicts in Sudan, Syria and other areas of the world are more current and imminent emergencies to worry about. It seems there are many neglected Invisible Children in other parts of the world being killed and used as child sex slaves, more so than Uganda. There are also many child soldiers in African militaries besides Joseph Kony’s small militia. Nobody seems to talk much about the kids being castrated in Muslim Extremist societies, or stoned to death on the spot for looking “different” (search “emo kids in Iraq” and find out that over 15 young people were stoned to death for dressing “emo”).

        It has been shown that only about 33% of the money donated to Invisible Children was even used as direct aid for humanitarian efforts. It could be said another 33% went to movie productions by Jason Russell and his co-founders, music projects and concerts, awareness materials like bracelets, T-shirts, posters, conferences etc. (each sold for a mighty profit on their website, you can be cool and look like a true activist by forking out 15 bucks for a cheap bracelet that probably cost 10 cents to make, as well as 30 bucks for an action kit in a case with posters, stickers, a t-shirt, and bracelet with DVD; a must have and collector’s item for all true caring activist hipsters and Christian college students). The final 33% went to travel expenses so they could go tour the country and do speaking engagements and take long trips to Africa and back. So it looks as if Invisible Children is nothing more than a cover up for white-liberal-guilt ridden slacktivists, so they can go on Christian-activist vacations, make movies, and receive glory from other people as great western heroes of black children in the dark continent of Africa. What does simply creating awareness do? So we are aware, now what? Unless the actual cause is giving most if not all of its money to save children and give them educations and spread the gospel why should Christians support it?

        Invisible Children has often used Christianity to get donations on Christian University Campuses, churches, missions conferences, and has even disguised itself as a genuine “Christian mission” at said events (i.e. Jason Russell spoke at Liberty University about Christian activism: But truthfully, what organizations like this do is direct funding away from actual missionaries who were called by God to spread the gospel message of salvation through God’s grace alone through Jesus Christ. The message of His death and resurrection that gives eternal life and transforms the dark, evil hearts of men into worshipers of God who seek His glory. That is the true message that can change the world, but this politically correct society does not like such things. Invisible Children has barely ever talked about the gospel to children in Africa and has kept most of the money to pay a nice salary of over $89,000 a year to its CEO’s who live in rich Southern California as well as pay for all their movie production costs and travel expenses. They get all the health insurance and house payments they need while their precious Invisible Children are apparently being forced into sex slavery and child warriors who kill their parents. How ironic. Most of the people donating money to Invisible Children don’t live as well as Jason Russell, the co-founder who is the “voice and dreamer” of Invisible Children.

        You can confirm anything in this blog article by simply doing an internet search.

        Recently, 2 days before this article was written, Jason Russell was found in the streets of the Pacific Beach area of San Diego running around in speedo-like underwear. He then was witnessed to proceed to take his underwear off and run around like a maniac, interfering with cars, possibly vandalizing some, and publicly masturbating on the sidewalk. He was screaming incoherent things, and bent over in a strattle-like position and began pounding his fists on the pavement in all out rage.  

        The fact such bizarre behavior happened proves that Invisible Children is nothing that a true Christian with the Holy Spirit’s conviction should support. If you do, you are being deceived into wasting money you could have been instead giving to true missionaries who are fighting real spiritual battles every day to spread the Word of God. Not delusional slacktivist fantasies (No! Sorry to burst your bubble you liberal pentecostal/charismatic gullibles; public masturbating and naked mental breakdowns are not the sign of a spiritual battle, but of a man owned by sin and possibly on drugs or demon possessed, not the marks of a true Christian leader; have you read Luke 8:27?). Real missionaries need money to survive, to pay for housing, and materials to spread the Bible’s message. Missionaries do not make millions of dollars a year, and many do not even make $89,000 a year unless they are sent by rich corporate mega-churches who seem to lack much of the gospel and just want numbers. Supporting true biblical missionaries is something more evangelicals should seek to be doing with some of their extra money! Find some, they are out there! There are also local national missionaries who could use some support to do house to house, and street evangelism in their own countries.

        In the early 2000’s, political and social activism had taken over the place of evangelization within evangelical circles. It still continues its trend, sliding downward into Christian hipsterism and other pretentious hypocritical, self-righteous and unbiblical attitudes. First and foremost, Christians must support the cause of the Bible being spread and the gospel message rightly interpreted to people. Any kind of social activities like helping the poor are an obvious necessity to open the door to spread the gospel, but they are not the main goal. The goal is to spread the gospel for spiritual transformation to give the message of eternal life. Obviously, Christians should help the poor and the people being taken advantage of because Jesus Christ commands it. But what does it profit a man to feed his stomach if he loses his soul? (Matthew 16:26, Mark 8:36). But how can a Christian ignore the weak and drop off a message about Christ without curing some of their physical issues like hunger and thirst? Only then can a person can be coherent enough, calm, and ready to hear the gospel. The Bible commands us to help unfortunate people (James 2:14-18). Unfortunately, it seems Invisible Children does none of these things, if anything only a 33%’s effort. The other 66% goes to the promotion of themselves.

        When a co-founder who is the face and voice of an organization is found doing such insane and perverse behavior it is just an outward sign of a deeper, internal problem. It is obvious God is not with Invisible Children and Satan has used it to distract people from the real war at hand: the spiritual war Christians should fight every day through Scripture.

        Obviously, Jason Russell was either on drugs because he spent all of his donation money on PCP, or he is demon possessed. Either way God has drawn out his deception and exposed him (no pun intended) for what he is: a huckster and scam artist who got rich off of people’s hearts. Not only that, but he is most likely delusional and actually believes he is being righteous and is lying to himself. If any Christian still argues for this person and Invisible Children, they are simply giving into spiritual deception and acting foolish. But in this ecumenical age it is obvious that people will still support this wacko and find every excuse in the book for his x-rated and despicable behavior. These are not the marks of a Christian leader. Add to the fact he greatly admires Opera and Bono, Universalist leaders who are also extremely rich. It appears he wanted to be on their level and as rich as them one day. Well his madness got the best of him. Now he has lost all dignity, respect, any kind of honor he had with many people, and has become a disgraceful representative of a father to his son (who can be seen in the “KONY 2012” movie claiming he wants to be just like his dad) and has dishonored his wife and humiliated her. Russell will never live this one out, he has permantly damaged his reputation. Fortunately, Jesus Christ can cover such sins and God is ready to forgive if Russell repents of his sin and confesses the truth. But he will still have a bad reputation in this world. Hopefully, he will repent and publicly declare what he really was doing with Invisible Children and why he acted like a maniac and fool.

        Do not support the KONY 2012 movement and stop wasting your money on Invisible Children! All Christians should pay attention to this lesson and start giving money to real missionaries who love the Bible and want souls to be saved. Stop giving into the sin of Christian hipsterism and slacktivism!

Everything exposed by the light is made clear, for what makes everything clear is light.” Ephesians 5:13

I will expose your righteousness, and your works—they will not profit you.” Isaiah 57:12