So we wrote it and then we try to make people treat it as word of GOD ? New Testament people's philosophy of life (according to the period they lived in) doesn't con-inside with our's, so why what they wrote then is still the gospel truth for us ?
One more thing, when you can decide that believing the New Testament is better then believing the Old Testament, How can you claim everyone else not practice what they feel is better for them. I may say that I like the Old Testament better, would you contradict then or tell me that me to me and yours to yours ? If so is the case then why not trust the OP's belief too and respect it and then answer ?
To me it does not matter. I CHOOSE to believe that ALL THE LAWS OF MOSES can be fulfilled by following these two commandments of Jesus.
1. Love the lord your God (The Spirit of Truth and Righteousness) above all else.
2. Love your neighbor as your self, which is simply law number one put into action.
People wrote it, but from whence did the inspiration or revelation of its TRUTH come from?
The concepts expressed in the teachings of Jesus and in the ten commandments are true in every single individuals life.
Do we do what is right even if it is inconvenient?
Or do we take the easy way.
We can sit and enjoy the flavours of our favorite foods for hours and hours... that is convenient and pleasant ... unti.. our teeth rot, our stomachs bulge, and all too soon life is not as pleasant as it could have been had we done what we knew was right, stop eating and start excercising and getting sleep.
Why do we make the wrong choices and not do the right thing.
Anthony Robbins expressed some ideas. Short term pain, Long term gain. Short term pain, Long term gain. Its all in the choices we have to make.
We often choose short term gain until the long term pan forces us to stop.
We learn from our mistakes and pain, some sooner than others.
If we are really lucky we will learn from the pain of others or we will learn from our parents or our teachers or our preachers.
We discovered it and then wrote it down for future generations to consider.
Many have expressed the same concepts through out history. No one has to believe it. We are free to "deny" the truth, avoid it use project to escape it as being our own judgement of ourselves, but in the end, there is a judgement where there is no more need for our brain to protect us and our ego with the above mentioned layers that coat us so we do not feel the guilt and shame and self recriminations and reproach. A day when we can no longer hide from the truth and then we can cry tears of shame and repentence, and the closer we are to the end of or life when that happens the less tie we have to make amends or find the joy and freedom that comes from ...just doing the right thing.
There is a saying "Some people never learn". Why? We do not get to choose the parents we are born to or the country or the city or the ghetto we are born into. We often do not get to choose the circumstances and happenstances that life throws at us. We do not get to learn the easy way. Smetime we are not even lucky enough to survive and learn the hard way. There but for the grace of GOD go I. Is "their" god an evil god to have not allowed them the luxuries afforded others.
SO lets blame God. Lets not realizae that WE are the hands of God and if OUR hands refuse to do the will of God then put the blame where it belongs. On us.
We have heard shouts of "Give me freedom or give me death" as we charge into battle to kill those who threaten our right to freedom.
But when God gives us freedom and we choose to use that freedom to kill and maim others, to not help the less fortunate among us we want to blame god.