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Originally posted by Minori
reply to post by bloodreviara
Did it ever occur to you that "man" or the deceiver may have altered the words to justify their own actions???
Just a thought.
reply to post by lobotomizemecapin
Text So why does god get glorified for this? You could sit and blame the pharoah but how many of those children had anything to do with the events surrounding this story. Why does god get a free pass to murder children?
Originally posted by Akragon
The so called "God" in that story isn't actually the true Father of creation...
Originally posted by johngrissom
reply to post by lobotomizemecapin
You are judging a belief that isn't even yours. I believe that is called being ignorant...
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Maybe do research before you blow it up for your own benefit.......................................................
Originally posted by Def Youth
Another atheist conversion attempt. They're just as annoying as bible thumpers. Why do these people feel the need to force their crap on everyone? You believe? Good for you. You don't? Good for you. Get over yourselves.
Originally posted by jasonl1983
reply to post by Def Youth
Liars should not be exposed? Truth should not be uncovered? If somebody tries to recruit me into their cult my intelligence should not be insulted?
Context is everything in biblical interpretation. The ancient Egyptians served many false gods. The Plagues that were set upon the people of Egypt were relative to the gods of the land demonstrating that God was the true God and that their gods were weak, ineffective, and false.
Turning the Nile into blood, Exodus 7:14-25. Isis was the Egyptian god of the Nile. Khnum was the guardian of the Nile.
Frogs, Exodus 8:1-5. Heget was the goddess of birth and had the head of a frog.
Gnats, Exodus 8:16-19. Set was the god of the desert.
Flies, Exodus 8:20-32. Re was the sun god. Uatchit was a god possibly represented by the fly.
Death of Livestock, Exodus 9:1-7. Hathor, goddess with a cow's head. Apis was the bull god.
Boils, Exodus 9:8-12. Sekmet, goddess that had power over disease. Sunu, the god of pestilence.
Hail, Exodus 9:13-35. Nut, the goddess of the sky. Set, god of storms.
Locusts, Exodus 10:1-20. Osiris, god of crops.
Darkness, Exodus 10:21-29. Re, the sun god. Horus, a sun god. Hathor, sky goddess.
Death of firstborn, Exodus 11:1 - 12:30. Min, god of reproduction. Isis, goddess who protected children. Pharaoh, considered a god.
The death of the first-born (Exodus 12:29) was not only a final blow to Pharaoh and all of Egypt demonstrating the powerlessness of Pharaoh and the truth of God's Word, but it was also used as a prophetic typology. In the account of the death of the first-born, all who had the blood of a lamb placed on their door posts would escape the judgment of God on the households. This blood on the doorpost was representative of the actual blood of Christ who is called the Lamb of God. Therefore, God allowed the first-born to be killed as a judgment upon Pharaoh as a proof of God's superiority and as a prophetic representation of the death of His Son, Jesus. It was a representation of the gospel message that the true firstborn of God who would later die for the sins of the world and that all who are covered by the blood of Christ will be saved from their bondage to sin. It does not indicate that God is mean, especially if we realize that all have sinned (Rom. 3:23). It illustrates that God was arranging history to bear witness of the greatest act of love: the crucifixion.
I find it hypocritical and egotistical that the OP chastises Almighty God about killing children. Let's just think about this. In 2008, there were 1.21 million abortions alone. That is 1.21 million children who were killed (by man) because they were not wanted. The OP wants to say that God is a child murderer?
God kills because of judgment; man murders out of convenience.
So, let's keep child killing in context,
and focus on why the plagues occured in the first place. Did not the children of Egypt have the opportunity to be saved by their gods, gods who were powerless?
God is a righteous god who has the capacity of unimaginable love and unimaginable wrath. Why didn't Egypt's gods save them? Why did pharaoh (who claimed to be a god) not save his people from the god of Abraham? Warnings were given to change each time a plague occured. It was pharoah who would not relent to God. Pharoah who had the power to stop his peoples suffering but refused. God's judgment on Egypt was a just and righteous judgment. The plagues on Egypt were a representation of the main gods of the land. If the Egyptian gods were worthy, they would have prevented the plagues. None did, and could not stand against The Almighty.
Originally posted by lobotomizemecapin
Originally posted by sylent6
This is not definitive. I'm not sitting around pissed off because he had his purpose.
But if you want some concern, he will do it again and that's a promise.
he's giving people time to change and yes when he get rid of this current wicked system, there probably will be children dying but God will judge and examining every person heart before the destruction of things
What was so grand about his purpose? Retribution on some pharaoh? Doesnt sound very divine to me.
And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them;