So, why did God kill Onan? Wednesday September 11th, 2002

Three of the foremost cults in the world, roman catholicism, judaism and islam teach that it was because Onan withdrew and spilled his seed on the ground instead of inside Tamar, therefore they say, God hates mastabation and therefore God killed Onan for mastabating.

But, let's really look at the account of Onan's death in Genesis chapter thirty-eight and see why God killed Onan.

And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. And Judah said unto Onan, "Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother."

And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore He slew him also. (Genesis 38:1-10 ACPKJV)

When you read Scripture, without first asking the Lord's help, you might draw the same concussion as the aforementioned cults. But, remember, God always repeats Himself, He always teaches us the same lesson in more than one place. So, if the Lord had killed Onan for the sin of mastabation, there would be in at least two more places, references to mastabation being a sin worthy of death. But, there isn't, not even in Leviticus. So, if God did not kill Onan for mastabating, why did He kill him?

Let's look back a little and see just what Onan did that so upset God. What it was that went against something that God warns us about over and over again. What did Onan do that God forbids us from doing, at least three times in the Bible?

Onan's father, Judah, said to Onan "'Go in unto (fornicate with) thy brother's wife (Tamar), and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.'" And what did Onan do? "and it came to pass, when he (Onan) went in unto (Fornicated with) his brother's wife (Tamar), that he spilled it on the ground (withdrew just before he ejaculated, causing his sperm to spill onto the ground),"

Now, let's look at some Scripture that does show just What Onan did that was so bad.

One: Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:13)

Two: Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. (Deuteronomy 5:16)

Three: For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. (Matthew 15:4)

And while there are many more, let us look at just one more: Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:20)

When a child out and out disobeys his parents he is not honoring them. When a father tells his son to do something and he makes it absolutely clear exactly what he wants him to do, as Judah did with Onan, and that son out and out disobeys his father, is he honoring his father? Of course not, and that is why God killed Onan. God killed Onan to impress upon us the importance of honoring our parents. Not, threatening eternal damnation for mastabating. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not recommending that you mastabate, what I am suggesting is that you think twice before disobeying or dishonoring your father and your mother.

The Lord be with you all on this the one year anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the USA by the satan worshipping muslims who had read and understood the koran.

You know, Praise God, we are winning this fight. I would go so far as to say that in ten years, the number of abortions in this country will be under 100,000 a year. Within twenty years, the number will be under 10,000 a year. Fewer and fewer doctors are willing to do abortions and more and more lawyers are jumping on the bandwagon of suing abortionist and abortion mills. Ever increasing pressure is being brought to bear on the IRS and the Justice Department to audit abortionists and abortion mills. To investigate and find out if taxes are being paid and to see if tax money is being used to abort babies. Are you going to wait till the war is over before joining? Just put a 4x6 self addressed postcard with the postage on it in a envelope and mail it to me at:

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