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whiskeryron | 11:31 Tue 07th Oct 2014 | Religion & Spirituality
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// Five Kings War against Gibeon
…9So Joshua came upon them suddenly by marching all night from Gilgal. 10And the LORD confounded them before Israel, and He slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon and struck them as far as Azekah and Makkedah. 11As they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, the LORD threw large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.//

There are many tales in the Holy Books of God smiting the enemies of the good people. Why oh why is Our God not smiting the wicked & evil so called Islamic State ?

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I believe Jehovah was originally a war god of the Israelites. But now he is god of everyone he has had to broaden his appeal. It's a bit like David Cameron , spending the pre-election period smiting the heathen Labourites, then becoming PM and realising he is now their leader too and has to tone down the rhetoric a bit
11:38 Tue 07th Oct 2014
I think the implication is that his forces here on Earth did the smiting in his name.

Feel free to sign up and do some smiting in his name if you wish.
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so OG how did his forces here on earth manage the large hailstones trick ?
I believe Jehovah was originally a war god of the Israelites. But now he is god of everyone he has had to broaden his appeal. It's a bit like David Cameron , spending the pre-election period smiting the heathen Labourites, then becoming PM and realising he is now their leader too and has to tone down the rhetoric a bit
By exaggeration of course. Have to fool the faithful.

Probably a few folk with slingshots.

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Whoa jno, don't get giving DC Godlike properties, he's a little uncontrollable as it is.
Before being elevated in the ranks, Jehovah was originally a minor weather god, invoked to ensure the success of crops, etc. Once promoted to god of all, as Supreme Commander he was successful in eliminating the weak, but the strong proved to be rather beyond his capabilities, as this verse from the bible attests.

//And the LORD was with Judah, and he took possession of the hill country, but he could not drive out the inhabitants of the plain because they had chariots of iron. Judges 1:19//

The reason he’s not smiting anyone now - or saving anyone - is because he’s not there.

So Jehovah throwing the stones about could be a volcano, or an earthquake, lobbing stones around?

Don't forget - the God of the three Abrahamic religions is said to be the same God, just different ways of accessing him - who can't chuck things at IS if they too are his own people.....
LOL naomi, love it - promoted beyond his capabilities :-)
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Boxy, that’s the fellow. What a trouble-maker!

Divebuddy, the results are similar – but on a much more dangerous scale.
Perhaps we could give DC godlike qualities seeing as he also has been promoted beyond his capabilities.
Perhaps he's smiting people with the Ebola virus but finding it hard to send it in the right direction.
I don't remember god smiting the nazis when they were annihilating his chosen people.
Here is a quote, word for word, from Tom Chivers. Hope you like it :
" I can’t prove that god doesn’t exist, or that we won’t live forever. I can’t prove anything, down to and including my name and the existence of Leamington Spa. Eventually, you just have to admit that if it looks like the absence of a duck, walks like the absence of a duck, and quacks like the absence of a duck, the duck is probably absent. ”

A strange deed! A most unusual work! That is what Jehovah performed in behalf of his people in ancient times,But Jehovah always gave fair warning.

Why, then, should anyone think that Jehovah will not do something similar in our own time? The fact is, he will fulfill his purpose even though it seems strange and unusual to doubters.

But this time the object of his action will be Christendom, which, like ancient Judah, claims to worship God but has become hopelessly corrupt.

For many years Jehovah’s Witnesses have warned of this coming judgment act by Jehovah. They have pointed out that the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple in 607 B.C.E. and again in 70 C.E. were prophetic warnings of what is to happen to Christendom. Moreover, they have demonstrated that Christendom, because of her apostasy, has become a part of the world empire of false religion, Babylon the Great. Because of this, God’s judgments on Babylon the Great will especially be visited on Christendom, since she is the guiltiest part of that satanic conglomerate.—Revelation 19:1-3.
Alright, Goodlife, how long do we have to wait before the smiting starts ?
So far, despite its best efforts, his organisation has failed miserably in its many previous predictions. Nevertheless he, as a self-confessed 'true Christian' clings to the hope that some day the majority of the human race will be eradicated for eternity.
Well if is left to man no flesh would be save? (Psalms 1 – 7-8)
Not to worry. If he's so inclined, he can always make some more.
No,it comes as no surprise that the key to happiness is found in God’s Word,
(Revelation 1:3)

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