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Monday, April 27, 2009

Pharoah, Taskmasters, and Obama

You are either going to see this or not. Regardless, I do see it, and wanted to share it with my Christian/Conservative friends.

While I was reading my Bible this morning, I was struck by the realization that there was an uncanny similarity between the first chapter of Exodus and what is going on in the United States today.

Stick with me here.

1. Replace Joseph with Christianity and Conservatives
2. Replace the Israelites with Christians
3. Replace Pharoah with Obama
4. Replace taskmasters with Congress
5. Compare the burden on the Israelites to taxes on US workers being given to those who don’t.
6. Remember that Christianity usually flourishes under persecution.
7. Compare the midwives to health care professionals who don’t want to be forced to do abortions, but will under Obama’s health care plan.

Now read the Scripture.

(3) Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not (1) Joseph.

And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the (2) children of Israel are more and mightier than we: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.

Therefore they did set over them (4) taskmasters to afflict them with their (5) burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. (6) But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. And the Egyptians (5) made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

(7) And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharaoh,

(6) Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

…And the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty...

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At 5:52 PM, Anonymous V said...

It's amazing how today's Egypt/Israel/Palestine/Syria region shaped up Europe's religion and how western world is in war today with these folks (middleeast) since they got conquered by another aggressive religion - Islam.

I found your post interesting - not from religious point of view. But, from historical point of view. Once again, it's amazing how middleeast religion/philosophy has already conquered/dominated western world.

Do you think it's ironic that youngest religion from the middleeast (Islam) is trying to do the same thing that Christianity did in europe 1500 years ago? That is to conquer/dominate europe?

Would love to hear your opinion on this.

At 7:59 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Nice to hear from you again, V. I was starting to wonder where you were.

As to the middle east shaping Europe's religion I would like to make several points.

Judaism is indeed the beginning of and the root of Christianity. I would argue though that Europe is a post-Christian continent.

You use the words "conquer/dominate" to describe the spread of Christianity, but that is not so. Christianity is not a religion of force. Christ said "whosover" believeth, not "all must believe".
The Catholic inquisition and the Crusades had little or nothing to do with Christianity. True Christianity is receiving an offered gift of your own free will - not being forced to profess a false god at the threat of being beheaded.

Thus a major difference between Islam and Christianity.


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