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Kent Syverson: Don't distort The Bible

The Bible has stern warnings for people who distort the scriptures. Some people might just laugh at this, but it's not my wrath they should be worried about.

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I recently saw part of a documentary on the history of Jerusalem. They started with history from the Old Testament.

As I watched, I found several inaccuracies. For example, they made out King Solomon to be a ruthless leader. They called him a murderer. While it was true he did order the execution of some men, it was because they were all guilty of crimes deserving of death. The death penalty was very common in those days.

If Solomon had been as ruthless as they made him out to be, God would have never allowed him to build the temple.

Also, our Bible would be a little shorter than it is now. The Book of Proverbs would be only two chapters long. The Books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs would be omitted entirely. We wculd even be missing some Psalms.

The Bible has stern warnings for people who distort the scriptures. Some people might just laugh at this, but it's not my wrath they should be worried about.

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Kent Syverson
Willmar

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