Stupid Bible Stories part 168 – Kill The Turtledoves For Jesus

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Luke 2:19-24 ESVCrow-Gull-Attack-Dove
19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”)
24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

OK, I know you guys think that Jesus changed everything.  But that whole “new covenant” thing comes from Paul, not Jesus.

This story to me illustrates perfectly that Jesus didn’t have anything different.  First off he was circumcised.  Paul openly spoke against circumcision

But the piece I think is really stupid here is they felt the need to kill two birds for Jesus.  I mean this is just mean.  The birds didn’t do anything wrong, but the bloodthirsty God still needs them.

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