“Samaria] will be punished for turning against me. It will be destroyed in war–children will be beaten against rocks, and pregnant women will be ripped open “
2 Kings 2:23-25
“Elisha left and headed toward Bethel. Along the way some boys started making fun of him by shouting, “Go away, baldy! Get out of here!”
Elisha turned around and stared at the boys. Then he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Right away two bears ran out of the woods and ripped to pieces forty-two of the boys.“
I listened as he went on to address the executioners: “Follow him through the city and kill. Feel sorry for no one. Show no compassion. 6Kill old men and women, young men and women, mothers and children. But don’t lay a hand on anyone with the mark. Start at my Temple.”
They started with the leaders in front of the Temple. He told the executioners, “Desecrate the Temple. Fill it with corpses. Then go out and continue the killing.”
This is the GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies speaking:
“”I’m about to get even with Amalek for ambushing Israel when Israel came up out of Egypt. 3Here’s what you are to do: Go to war against Amalek. Put everything connected with Amalek under a holy ban. And no exceptions! This is to be total destruction–men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys–the works.‘”
People WORSHIP this God and call him Love.
Yahweh is a crazy mother fucker: The Egyptian Exodus Story
God FORCES the Pharaoh to sin, then holds Pharaoh responsible for this, and his people, and kills innocent little first born children.
21 GOD said to Moses, “When you get back to Egypt, be prepared: All the wonders that I will do through you, you’ll do before Pharaoh. But I will make him stubborn so that he will refuse to let the people go. 22Then you are to tell Pharaoh, “GOD’s Message: Israel is my son, my firstborn! 23I told you, “Free my son so that he can serve me.” But you refused to free him. So now I’m going to kill your son, your firstborn.'”
The Good book tells us that GOD / Yahweh / Jehovah Himself took away Pharaoh’s free will! That God actively and PURPOSEFULLY prevented Pharaoh from letting the Israelites go, and then turned right around and punished Pharaoh by killing his firstborn son and those of his people!
The Bible says it MULTIPLE times. It’s not just a typo:
12 GOD hardened Pharaoh in his stubbornness. He wouldn’t listen, just as GOD had said to Moses.
1GOD said to Moses: “Go to Pharaoh. I’ve made him stubborn, him and his servants, so that I can force him to look at these signs 2and so you’ll be able to tell your children and grandchildren how I toyed with the Egyptians, like a cat with a mouse; you’ll tell them the stories of the signs that I brought down on them, so that you’ll all know that I am GOD.”
20 But GOD made Pharaoh stubborn as ever. He still didn’t release the Israelites.
27 But GOD kept Pharaoh stubborn as ever. He wouldn’t agree to release them.
God TOOK WAY Pharaoh’s FREE WILL, FORCED Pharaoh to sin, then punished him and all of Egypt for it by slaughtering them AND THEIR CHILDREN! And God PLANNED this all out ahead of time!
What we have hear is God playing out a ruthless, malicious, sadistic, diabolical, game (like cat and mouse as God himself says).
God is controlling the entire game; He keeps making Pharaoh do what he wants , just as He said He would do, and then punishes him for it.
Well, the good news is Pharaoh does let the Israelite slaves go (after god slaughters the innocent children). But then he mysteriously changes his mind and pursues after them with a grand army.
Because Yahweh / God/ Jehovah made him!
1 GOD spoke to Moses: 2″Tell the Israelites to turn around and make camp at Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. Camp on the shore of the sea opposite Baal Zephon.
3″Pharaoh will think, “The Israelites are lost; they’re confused. The wilderness has closed in on them.’ 4 Then I’ll make Pharaoh’s heart stubborn again and he’ll chase after them. And I’ll use Pharaoh and his army to put my Glory on display. Then the Egyptians will realize that I am GOD.”
And that’s what happened.
5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people were gone, he and his servants changed their minds. They said, “What have we done, letting Israel, our slave labor, go free?” 6 So he had his chariots harnessed up and got his army together. 7 He took six hundred of his best chariots, with the rest of the Egyptian chariots and their drivers coming along.
8 GOD made Pharaoh king of Egypt stubborn, determined to chase the Israelites as they walked out on him without even looking back.
15 GOD said to Moses: “Why cry out to me? Speak to the Israelites. Order them to get moving. 16 Hold your staff high and stretch your hand out over the sea: Split the sea! The Israelites will walk through the sea on dry ground.
17 “Meanwhile I’ll make sure the Egyptians keep up their stubborn chase—I’ll use Pharaoh and his entire army, his chariots and horsemen, 18to put my Glory on display so that the Egyptians will realize that I am GOD.”
And what is God’s grand purpose for having Pharaoh and his loyal soldiers attack the Israelites? FOR GOD TO GAIN GLORY THROUGH HIS SLAUGHTER OF THEM ALL!
And then, after God has killed all the Egyptians – all the Israelites start singing about how wonderful and awesome God is!!!
1Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to GOD giving voice together,
I’m singing my heart out to GOD-what a victory!
He pitched horse and rider into the sea.
2 GOD is my strength, GOD is my song,
and, yes! GOD is my salvation.
This is the kind of God I have
and I’m telling the world!
This is the God of my father–
I’m spreading the news far and wide!
3 GOD is a fighter,
pure GOD, through and through.
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and army
he dumped in the sea,
The elite of his officers
he drowned in the Red Sea.
5 Wild ocean waters poured over them;
they sank like a rock in the deep blue sea.
6Your strong right hand, GOD, shimmers with power;
your strong right hand shatters the enemy.
7In your mighty majesty
you smash your upstart enemies,
You let loose your hot anger
and burn them to a crisp. (Exodus 15:1-7)
Sadistic huh? People worship this guy today, and still think he is wonderful.