Recently, on my publicly-accessible Facebook Homepage, I typed in and posted a curse "in the name of Jesus Christ" on all those who declared their support for Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann to run as Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidates for the 2011 General Election (which would include a lot of pseudo and/or carnal-"christian" "evangelicals," probably including Michele Bachmann and her husband themselves).
Suffice it to say that - without quoting verbatim the patriarchal Scriptural verses I have so often quoted pertaining to this area of concern (e.g. Leviticus 27:1-5, Numbers 30, Ecclesiastes 7:26-28, Isaiah 3:12, Nahum 3:13, First Corinthians 11:1-16 & 14:33-38, First Timothy 2:12-15 and First Peter 3:7) - I gave solid Scriptural grounds for potential voters across the nation to wisely ignore and disregard viral sexist chauvenists who need to either get off their "battered"-women-rule-supreme, obsessively hung-up, feminists-in-charge kick....or (in whatever legitimate ways) be silenced...if they really are serious about getting Obamination out of office in November 2012 and acquiring the respect of the electorate-at-large to do that.
Soon after I posted the curse, I received a message from some female out there in Facebook cyberspace which asserted that [meek and mild] Jesus never had the slightest intention of cursing anyone, so neither should we.
Intriguing it is that she would be so disturbed by my condemnatory remark that she felt obligated to not merely be bold enough to inform and correct me in forthright assertiveness, but even henceforth suggest that everyone casually disregard the curse I wrote concerning Palin-or-Bachmann-for-President-or-VP, presuming that:
Proverbs 26:2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.
My reply to her was that if she desired petitioning the Lord Jesus regarding (not concerning) that curse, she certainly was free to try to contramand (or, abrogate) it with a reversal or blessing request of her own -- but that God assuredly has, does, and will continue to curse, then eventually condemn, all impenitent homosexuals, feminists, abortionists, evolutionists, and more to eternal punishment in everlasting black-flames hellfire.
So far, no counter-response from her.
But, in the Almighty's ongoing plan for me and her and others, such got me thinking, because I have encountered other only-be-positive-and-never-negative cowardly carnal Christians who are of a one-sided "God-is-unconditional-love" immentality, who presume that the quasi-wimpish, benignly-pacifistic, effeminately-longhaired, lamb-holder Jesus is exclusively non-discriminatory with non-judgmental, non-narrow-minded, non-bigoted tolerance for all, who probably will have extreme difficulty on the Last Day being able to draw the line as to how much sin is too much sin in everyone's imperfect checkered-past case.
Non-violent Jesus, who viciously overturned the moneychanger's table in a public-disturbance fit of rage, was indeed generally gentle, though visibly and frequently irritated by legalistic disbelief:
John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Hey, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
John 12:47 If any one hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
And what "world" was THAT? Are we talking universal salvation for everyone, no matter what?
Matthew 13:22 As for what was planted among thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the delight in riches choke the word, and it proves non-fruitful.
Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world for temptations to sin! It is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the human (not "man") by whom the temptation comes!
John 14:16 And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever,
John 14:17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because they neither see him nor know Him; you know Him, for He resides with you, and will be in you.
John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
John 15:18 If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love their own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
John 17:14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world....
John 17:25 Oh righteous Father, the world has not known You...
James 4:4 Faithless creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity against (not "with") God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy against (not "of") God.
First John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
First John 5:4 Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith.
First John 5:5 Who is [he] who overcomes the world, but [he] who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Concordantly, Christ's supposed-to-always-turn-the-other-cheek followers are instructed to:
Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven
[ NOTE: Who needs Christ as Atoning Redeemer and Savior when one can avoid eternal hellfire punishment simply by performing the self-atoning, self-justifying, self-righteous, good work of never judging anyone ever during his or her lifetime? And WHO has actually ever done that? ]
James 4:11 Do not speak evil against one another, brethren. He who speaks evil against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you [wickedly?] judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
James 4:12 There is one Lawgiver and Judge, He who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you that you [wickedly?] judge your neighbor?
[ NOTE: Bye bye to all judges and prosecuting attorneys of the judiciary in all echelons of United States Government? And the citation-issuing traffic cops can now buzz off without imposing any accusatory red-and-blue strobe lights flashing point-black in the rear-view mirrors of road-rule violators?]
It should be well-known that God Himself (and thus Jesus, The Son of God, as part of the Holy-Trinity Godhead) has, does, and will curse certain individuals:
Genesis 3:17 And to Adam He (i.e. The LORD) said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife [and there the whole problem started!], and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in labor you shall eat of it all the days of your life...."
Genesis 4:11 "And now you [Cain] are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand."
Genesis 12:3 "I will bless those who bless you [Abram, before you're re-named: "Abraham"], and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves."
Deuteronomy 7:26 And you shall not bring an abominable thing into your house, and become accursed like it; you shall utterly detest and abhor it; for it is an accursed thing.
Deuteronomy 21:23 his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shall bury him the same day, for a hanged man is accursed by God; you shall not defile your land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.
Judges 5:23 "Curse Meroz," says the angel of the LORD, "bitterly curse theirs inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty."
First Samuel 2:10 The adversaries against (not "of") the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them He will thunder in heaven. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; He will give strength to His king, and exalt the power of His anointed."
Psalm 119:21 You do rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from Your commandments;
Lamentations 3:65 You will give them dullness of heart; Your curse will be on them.
Daniel 9:11 All Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, refusing to obey Your voice. And the curse and oath which are written in the law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out upon us, because we have sinned against Him.
Zechariah 5:3 Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land; for every one who steals shall from now on be cut off according to it, and every one who swears falsely shall be henceforth cut off according to it.
Malachi 2:2 "If you will not listen, if you will not lay it to heart to give glory to My name," says the LORD of hosts, "then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.
Matthew 25:41 Then He [Christ, the King] will say to those at His left hand, "Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels...."
Recorded within the sacred bowels of Scripture, in addition, are records of God-inspired men uttering God-given curses:
Genesis 9:25 [Noah] said, "Cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers."
Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down like a lion, and like a lioness; who will rouse him up? Blessed be every one who blesses you, and cursed be every one who curses you."
Deuteronomy 27:15 'Cursed be the man who makes a graven or molten image, an abomination to the LORD, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:16 'Cursed be he who dishonors his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:17 "'Cursed be he who removes his neighbor's landmark.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:18 "'Cursed be he who misleads a blind man on the road.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:19 "'Cursed be he who perverts the justice due to the traveler, the fatherless, and the widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:20 "'Cursed be he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered her who is his father's.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:21 "'Cursed be he who lies with any kind of beast.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:22 "'Cursed be he who lies with his sister, whether the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:23 "'Cursed be he who lies with his mother-in-law.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:24 "'Cursed be he who slays his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:25 "'Cursed be he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 27:26 "'Cursed be he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.' Deuteronomy 28:16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.
Deuteronomy 28:17 Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough.
Deuteronomy 28:18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock.
[ NOTE: As one can readily observe, God is quite non-judgmental and non-condemnatory in open-minded tolerance and broad-minded inclusive non-discrimination...and the Sun rises in the west each morning. ]
Joshua 6:26 Joshua laid an oath upon them at that time, saying, "Cursed before the LORD be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. At the cost of his first-born shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates."
First Kings 16:34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho; he laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his first-born, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
Joshua 9:23 Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you shall always be slaves, hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God."
Judges 21:18 Yet we cannot give them wives of our daughters." For the people of Israel had sworn, "Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin."
Second Kings 2:24 And [Elisha] turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the [pro-Palin-pro-Bachman-for-Prez/VP?] boys.
Second Kings 9:34 Then he went in and ate and drank; and he said, "See now to this cursed woman, and bury her; for she is a king's daughter."
Nehemiah 13:25 And I contended with them and cursed them and beat some of them [pro-Palin/pro-Bachmann pseudo-"evangelical" feminist RINOs?] and pulled out their hair; and I made them take oath in the name of God, saying, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves [NO mixed-marriages?].
Proverbs 24:24 He who says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations.
Malachi 3:9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me; the whole nation of you.
Matthew 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside He went to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only. And He said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.
Matthew 21:21 And Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the [cursed-by-Me] fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will be done.
Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith" [including having God through Christ curse Palin/Bachmann-for-Prez/VP proponents with a faithfully-petitioned severe curse].
Mark 11:21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, Rabbi, hey, the [Palin/Bachman-for-Prez/VP-perpetrators?] fig tree which You cursed has withered away.
First Corinthians 16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed (i.e. damned).
Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from Heaven preach a gospel to you beside what we preached to you, let him be accursed (i.e. damned).
Galatians 1:9 As we said before, and now I say again, If anyone preaches a gospel to you beside what you have received, let him be accursed.
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are out of ["out of?"] works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the Book of the Law, to do them."
Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law [so now we are free and at liberty to lawlessly live like the Devil?], being made a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone having been hanged on a tree")
Second Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to restrain the injust to the day of judgment to be punished:
Second Peter 2:10 But especially those who live for the flesh in the lust of non-cleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, scorning control, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
Second Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them to the Lord.
Second Peter 2:12 But these, as irrational brute beasts, made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of things they understand not; who shall completely perish in their own corruption;
Second Peter 2:13 And shall receive the recompense of anti-righteousness, as they consider it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots and blemishes are they, flauting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
Second Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery which that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children.
Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the Devil while disputing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a railing accusation, but merely said, "The Lord condemn you!"
Cursing is close to uttering judgment, and though there are many verses in especially the New Testament imploring us to NOT judge, there ARE some which - on the other hand - do admonish us to fairly and righteously judge:
Genesis 49:16 Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel.
Exodus 18:13 On the morrow Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from morning till evening.
Leviticus 19:15 "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
Deuteronomy 1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, 'Hear the cases between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien that is with him.
Deuteronomy 16:18 You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
Deuteronomy 17:9 and coming to the Levitical priests, and to the judge who is in office in those days, you shall consult them, and they shall declare to you the decision.
Deuteronomy 17:12 The man who acts presumptuously, by not obeying the priest who stands to minister there before the LORD your God, or the judge, that man shall die; so you shall purge the evil from Israel.
Deuteronomy 25:2 then if the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with a number of stripes in proportion to his offense.
Second Chronicles 19:6 and said to the judges, "Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the LORD; he is with you in giving judgment.
Ezra 7:25 "And you, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God which is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may judge all the people in the province Beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God; and those who do not know them, you shall teach.
Proverbs 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, maintain the rights of the poor and needy.
Ezekiel 7:3 Now the end is upon you, and I will let loose My anger on you, and will judge you according to your ways; and I will punish you for all your abominations.
Ezekiel 7:8 Now I will soon pour out My wrath upon you, and spend My anger against you, and judge you according to your ways; and I will punish you for all your abominations.
Ezekiel 16:38 And I will judge you as women who break wedlock and shed [abortion-homicide?] blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.
Ezekiel 18:30 "Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, every one according to his ways," says the Lord GOD. "Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin.
Ezekiel 20:4 "Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? Then let them know the abominations of their fathers...."
Ezekiel 22:2 "And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Then declare to her all her abominable works.
Ezekiel 33:20 "Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not just.' Oh house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to your ways."
Luke 12:57 "And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?"
John 7:24 "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment."
Acts 7:35 "This Moses whom they refused, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' God sent as both ruler and deliverer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.
First Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
First Corinthians 6:2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?
First Corinthians 6:3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters pertaining to this life!
First Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to sensible humans; judge for yourselves what I say.