A Twitter user Okemzuruoke has dragged God over what she claims is discriminatory in the Bible. In her post, she stated that people with disabilities were discriminated against by God whom she says prevented such from coming nearly his temple.
One day we’re going to talk about how God was discriminatory to people with disabilities. About how he banned people with eye defects, hunchbacks, crippled limbs, dwarfism, sores, wounded testicles – “disfigured” persons – from coming near his temple or making sacrifices to him.
About how people with eczema, ringworm, disfigured faces, fractured limbs or any defects whatsoever were not allowed near his altar lest they desecrate the sanctuary of God. One day, we’ll talk about this and many more, and it will be hot.
She also quoted a law from the Old Testament:
God: “If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.”
She went on to make a case for throwing away the Bible.
So let us settle this once and for all: is the God if the Old Testament the same as that of the New Testament?
If yes, doesn’t that invalidate the claim that God never changes; that he is the same yesterday, today and forever?
If no, isn’t it time we threw the whole Bible away?