Christianity is a religion that is associated with practices and activities that are benevolent and kindness to humanity. The well-known attributes of Christians around the world are loving, caring, and doing good progressive things in society. In reality, Christianity has painted the followers in the world as pure, holy, and heaven candidates, and they are designed to behave similarly. As a religion, Christianity is the most successful spiritual mission in the world concerning spreading faith and beliefs around the world through a process of proselytism. It is the religion in human history with most prominent followers worldwide, with over 2.2 billion Christian on the planet. The root of Christianity is Jesus Christ, all values and beliefs in this religion revolve around Jesus Christ (Christianity), and the only reference is the holy book, the bible.
The Bible is the Christian’s guide book. However, it is full of laws, doctrines, taboos, and practices engraved in the holy book that the majority of Christians around the world would agree are ungodly. The Bible can be a scary book to explore. In this article, we are focusing on ten of the most evil and least known Christian belief and practices that are ungodly, though they come from the Christians’ ‘holy book.’
1. God Commanded His People to Commit Genocide
Genocide is the mass killing of people, a community or city. The acts that the world condemns with all possible evil, dark adjectives known. For one, Christianity and Christian believers are universally associated with peace, valuing human life as God the father is loving and loves every person. The acts of genocides in the world are described as ungodly, immoral, evils against humanity with the perpetrators associated with the devil and hell. However, the Bible contains several recordings that show God ordering his people the Israelites to commit genocide, mass murdering of the entire community.
For one, in 1 Samuel 15:2-3 God ordered the Israelites to slaughter the Amalekites, men, women, children, and even animals. The command states, “…smite Amalec, and utterly destroy all that he hath: spare him not, nor covet anything that is his: but slay both man and woman, child and suckling, and livestock.” This, not the only incident, Joshua was ordered by God to execute the Canaanites.
2. The Moral Problems of Slavery
The issues of morality are fundamental in any society. One of the deadliest immoral acts in any organization is practicing slavery, on human beings. Slavery is next to murder in the order of wicked things in any community in the world. Christians beliefs outrightly condemn slavery and its features as evil and ungodly, yet the Bible contains vivid passages on slavery. According to the bible, slavery is not illegal, immoral, or wicked beliefs. Furthermore, it provides guidelines on how to get or purchase slaves, how hard slaves should be beaten (Exodus 21:20-21), when you can have sex with female slaves (Exodus 21:7-11), and how you can enslave the male slaves forever.
The Christians justify the moral problem of slavery with the views that slaves were servants. The biblical translations use friendlier terms such as ‘male servant,’ ‘maidservant,’ ‘bondservant’ in place of Slave to lessen the real and true immoral nature of the Bible and Christian beliefs. Even if one being a servant and not a slave, it does not change the fact that they are purchased, traded like property such as horses, cattle, bread.
3. If One Commits Adultery, They Will Be Put to Death
The eradication of evil in the old testament was cleaning all people who commit a crime. The ethical, moral perspective that followed the process of fighting evil did not matter. The ten commandments prohibit adultery. And in the punishment for violating this law according to Leviticus 20:10 and Deuteronomy 22:22 is death by stoning. The following passages show the ungodly and evil Christian beliefs that are not popularly known in the churches today.
Deuteronomy 22:22 “If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die.” Leviticus 20:10 “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.” Proverbs 6:32 If a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroy himself.” The cited destruction relates to death sentences above.
4. If You Have Been Castrated, You Cannot Enter the Temple or Church of The Lord.
The Christian community of ancient times was selective of the people who qualified to enter the house of God. For instance, the standard qualification for men to join and worship in the church, genitals were a necessity. The people that have their genitals crushed or severed are discredited from praying or even entering the church. Further, God also prohibited Israelites from offering animals whose genitals were removed as sacrifices. Deuteronomy 23:1 “A man whose testicles have been crushed, or whose penis has been cut off, must not be admitted to the congregation of Yahweh.”
The verse is an explicit instruction concerning the worship of God. And many Christians and even preachers of the Gospel have no knowledge of the existence of such scripture in the bible. They understand Christianity is all inclusive. Such a belief is condemning as evil and ungodly, yet they are contained in the manual which is a Christians guideline of worship.
5. Homosexuals Shall Be Put to Death
The Bible is categorically clear on the issue of homosexuality as inculcated in the book of Leviticus. Many Christians have no idea that this verse is even in the text Leviticus 20:13 “If anyone lies with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them.” The passage is one of the darkest portions in Christian beliefs. Most Christian preachers shun tackling issues like this in the churches that is why many Christian believers have not the idea of the existence of such evil, unethical, and ungodly acts or judgments in the scripture. Surprisingly, the bible leaves out the punishment for lesbians.
6. If A Woman Is Raped and Does Not Cry Out, She Shall Be Stoned
The laws regarding rape are documented in the book of Deuteronomy; it contains some of the most heinous judgments of all times. For instance, a woman has the right and responsibility according to the Deuteronomy 22:22-24 to fight her assailant if she is being raped; otherwise, they are both candidates of death. They shall be stoned to death.
Deuteronomy 22:24 “…shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbor’s wife: so, thou shalt put away evil from among you.” The woman is sentenced to death along with the person rapping if she does not cry out. One cannot assume the silence of forced sexual act with consent. The man could have violently covered her mouth so she could not scream or she did not scream because she was threatened with death. What if her mouth was duct-taped? The act is immoral and evil, but the sentence is equally evil immoral and ungodly in that one is the victim and is treated equally as a criminal.
7. If the Person You Love Tries to Tempt You Away from God, They Should Be Put to Death
The scriptures from the bible are believed to be holy and inspired, never ages; hence they are always up to date, either from old testament or new testament. The person that you love encompasses close family members, relatives among others. The most obscene acts in the old testament that was not compromised were worshipping other gods. If someone misleads you to serve other gods, the person is sentenced to death by stoning, according to the passage contained in Deuteronomy 13: 6-10. Verse 10 “Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” It is one of the darkest biblical beliefs. With the Bible, the death penalty is easy to come by.
8. If You Force the Unbetrothed Virgin to Have Sex, You Can Purchase Her
Rape is the crime in the society and it is condemned by all ranks of people. Many Christian describe the act of abuse and forced marriage as ungodly, evil, immoral and should be entirely banished from the world. However, the bible institutionalized and approved the law of rape, providing the course of action as to force a marriage between the rapist and the victim of the crime. For one, Deuteronomy 22:28-29 states that if a man rapes an unbetrothed virgin, he can purchase her and be married forever. The law permits immoral acts of rape and further supports it with forced marriage as the woman have no choice in the matter.
9. Rebellious and Stubborn Sons Are to Be Stoned by The Community
The Bible contains strict instructions regarding the raising of children and how children should behave in society. However, the Christian beliefs also include teachings that contradict and challenge morality from the same religious perspective. For one, in the new testament of the Bible, Colossians 3:20 states, “children obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.” God moral instructions, very encouraging. It is complimented with Deuteronomy 21: 18-21. It points out that stubborn and rebellious sons are to be stoned by the community. The parents have the freedom to accuse the stubborn and rebelling sons with attributes such as drunkards and greed for the elders and the community to believe them. The bible is intended to present God as benevolent, loving, and caring; therefore, it is ungodly for a parent to offer their sons for a stoning!
10. A Woman Found Not to Be A Virgin on The Wedding Day Should Be Stoned to Death
A woman who loses her virginity before her wedding is stoned in front of her father’s house. The law and scripture are apparent in Deuteronomy; it is either virginity of death. Marriage is classified as one of the sacred covenants, violation of the marriage covenant was met with strict punishments as presented in the bible. The reasons Christian beliefs cite for the death sentence is the fact that the woman would have committed the outrageous act and involvement in promiscuity while in her father’s house as documented in Deuteronomy 22: 21-22. The death sentence is automatically delivered with the specification of stoning. However, the bible fails to balance between men and women, what about the men who are not virgins on their wedding day?