The Lame, Lamer, and Lamest Excuses of Them All.

Regarding John 6:66; I am told that those non-Catholics who say this chapter is only symbolic, that this verse was not about them, since Jesus was talking to the Jews and they are not Jews. So it is okay for them to call John 6 symbolic while taking the rest of the Bible literally.
So let us throw out the Gospel of John chapter 6 since it applies only to the Jews who do not even believe in the New Testament anyway.

Regarding Galatians 1:8-9; I am told by Mormons that those verses do not apply to them since St. Paul was only addressing the Galatians, and they are not Galatians. So it is perfectly alright for Mormons to have "another Gospel", the book of Mormon, given to them by "an angel" named Moroni.
So let us throw out the Epistle to the Galatians since it applied only to the Galatians who lived at that time.

Regarding 1Timothy 3:15; I am told that this verse only applied to Timothy to whom this Epistle was addressed.

So let us throw out the Epistle of 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy as well, since they only applied to Timothy, and he is long dead.

Using the same twisted logic, we might as well throw out 1 and 2 Corinthians since those books only apply to the Corinthians who lived at that time.
Then we can throw out the book of Romans since we are not Romans, and also 1 and 2 Thessalonians since we are not Thessalonians.
We can also throw out Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, Philemon, James, and Hebrews, all for the same reasons.
Why can't we throw out 1, 2, and 3 John, Jude, and 1 and 2 Peter while we are at it, since none of those books address us as well?

Then there is the Book of Acts which only applied to the primitive Church founded by Jesus Christ and which soon went into apostasy, as taught by many non-Catholic sects, despite the guarantees that Jesus Christ gave that it would last forever. So we might as well throw out the whole book of Acts also since much of it was addressed to the Jews again, and the readers of Acts are not Jews.
What about Revelation? Shall we throw it out too since it was not addressed to us?

Now to the Gospels. What about the rest of the Book of John?  Under the same rules as used above, I think we can safely throw out all the verses that pertain to the Jews.
The Book of Matthew can certainly be thrown out as it was written entirely for the Jews, and practicing Jews would not read it anyway.
The Book of Mark can be thrown out also since it was addressed to the Romans, and the Romans of that time have been long dead.
The Book of Luke can be thrown out as it was written for the Gentiles which is a very little used word of today. Does any Christian call himself a Gentile?

Now we come to the easy one, the Old Testament. It is easy because it is nothing but old Jewish and Hebrew history, and none of us were around then. Besides, we certainly are not present day Hebrews or Jews, but Christians. We can safely throw out all of the books within it.

So what do we have left? We have a front and back cover. We have an index of books which is useless since there are no books between the covers. Well we certainly did clean up Holy Scripture, and it now can be easily read in just a few seconds from cover to cover.

But wait a minute? We have a problem and quite a big problem too.

Deut 11:32,*13:1, Psa 12:7,33:4,50:16-17,107:10-11,119:57,139-140,
Prov 5:7,*****30:5-6, Eccl 3:14, Jer 23:36, *Gal 1:8-9, 1Pet 1:24-25,
*2Pet 3:15-16, *Rev 22:18-20.

Oh I forgot! Didn't we just throw out those books? Then why should anyone be concerned about all those verses listed above?

Deu 4:2 You shall not add to the word that I speak to you, neither shall you take away from it: keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Deu 12:32 "Everything that I command you you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to it or take from it.

Psa 50:16 But to the wicked God says: "What right have you to recite my statutes, or take my covenant on your lips?

Psa 50:17 For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.

Psa 107:10 Some sat in darkness and in gloom, prisoners in affliction and in irons,

Psa 107:11 for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.

Psa 119:57 The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep thy words.

Psa 119:138 Thou hast appointed thy testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.

Psa 119:139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget thy words.

Pro 5:7 And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.

Pro 30:5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Pro 30:6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

Ecc 3:14 I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has made it so, in order that men should fear before him.

Jer 23:36 But 'the burden of the LORD' you shall mention no more, for the burden is every man's own word, and you pervert the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God.

Gal 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed.

Gal 1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.

2Pe 3:15 And count the forbearance of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,

2Pe 3:16 speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.

Rev 22:18 I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if any one adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,

Rev 22:19 and if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

Holy Scripture is not a selection of books specifically targeting single groups of people such as Jews or Gentiles, Mormons or Catholics, Protestants or Evangelicals, but is a guideline in matters of faith and morals for the whole human race and for all time.
To try to deny certain verses or even whole books of Holy Scripture simply because their creed, race, or sect was not specifically mentioned in them is the lamest excuse on their part that I have ever heard.

Written by Bob Stanley
Updated April 23, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014 

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