19 February 2010

God killed 27,000 Syrians with a falling wall

In his last killing, God killed the 100,000 Syrians for calling him a hill god. But some of the name-calling Syrians escaped. God took care of them by having a wall fall on them, killing 27,000.
But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. 1 Kings 20.30a
It was a really big wall.

Note: Benhadad (the king of Syria) somehow managed to escape the falling wall.
And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber. 1 Kings 20.30b
He asked Ahab to let him live, offering to restore the cities that Syria had previously taken from Israel.
Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live … And Ben-hadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. 1 Kings 20.32-34a
So Ahab made a treaty with Benhadad and let him live.
Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away. 1 Kings 20.34 b
God would later kill him and his family (see here, here, here, here, and here) for this act of mercy.


Matthew Blanchette said...

Somehow, I'm imagining that wall dropping down like a skyscraper on the Crimson Permanent Assurance building...

Baptist Joshua said...

You don't seem to like the thought of God being able to kill men. He is God, and God can kill men whether you think it is fair(to your standards) or not. If God always agreed with you, what would that make God? God did not kill the men for calling him a hill god. Some did deny that He was God over everything. There is a difference. Also, we were not there, so there may have been other circumstances that are not mentioned. I could be wrong, but you seem to mock by saying, "It was a really big wall." If I am wrong, I apologize. Gigantic walls existed back then. Just think of the one where 6 chariots alongside each other could race on the top! That is huge! You mention that Benhadad somehow managed to escape. You quote the first part of 1 Kings 20:30. The answer to how he escaped seems to be in the last part of that verse. While it is true that God had Ahab killed for letting this man go, when he was not supposed to, it is also true, if you simply read the story, that God killed him for various other reasons as well, which are documented. People go mad over God having the Israelis kill the inhabitants of Canaan, but have no problem with the Allies killing the Nazis and the Nazis were perhaps not as evil as these people in Canaan. One false god was worshipped by throwing your babies on a fired skillet and burning them alive like bacon. Now don't tell me that they don't deserve to die.

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