God is a Killer

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In Leviticus 10:1-2, the two sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, were killed by God when they offered “strange fire.”

In Numbers 11:1-3, God sent fire and incinerated many people for their constant complaining.

In Numbers 11:31-33, because the Israelites complained about eating manna, God sent them great flocks of quail to eat. The people spent an entire night and day collecting them. However, in 11:33 we read, “the wrath of the LORD smote the people with a very great plague, and they died.”

In Numbers 14:12, because of Israel's unbelief and refusal to enter into the promised land, God said, “I will smite them with the pestilence.” In 14:36-37 we read,

And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing up a bad report about the land--the men who brought up a bad report of the land--died by plague before the LORD.

The remaining adults all died in the wilderness for their sin of unbelief.

In Numbers 16:31-34, God caused the earth to open up and swallow a man named Korah, his family and followers for their rebellion against Moses.

In Numbers 16:35, “fire from the Lord” came down and “consumed the two hundred and fifty men” who joined Korah's rebellion. I seriously doubt that any in that group deny the fact that God kills people.

In Numbers 16:41-49, God sent a plague on those who murmured about Korah and his family, and in a short time 14,700 people died.

In Numbers 21:4-6, while the children of Israel journeyed from Mount Hor, they “spake against God, and against Moses,” complaining about leaving Egypt and having to eat God's miracle bread. Verse 6 says, “And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died” (emphasis added).

In Numbers 22:22-23, we read that “God's angered was kindled” against Balaam because of his many acts of disobedience. Verse 33 states that the angel of the Lord would have killed him had he continued on his path of rebellion. His stubborn donkey saved his life.

In Numbers 25:1-9, once again “the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel” (25:3) for their idolatry and sexual sins. A plague was sent from God that killed 24,000 people.

In Deuteronomy 2:21-22, God destroyed an entire group of people.

In Joshua 10:10-11, God sent a strong hailstorm, killing hundreds of men in battle.

In Judges 20:35, “the Lord smote” the armies of Benjamin resulting in the death of 25,100 solders.

In 1 Samuel 2:6-7, Hannah prophesied,

“The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts” (emphasis added).

In 1 Samuel 5:6-9, the Lord struck the Philistines with tumors for stealing the ark of God. Verses 11-12 state,

They sent therefore and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, "Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, that it may not kill us and our people." For there was a deathly panic throughout the whole city. The hand of God was very heavy there. The men who did not die were struck with tumors, and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

In 1 Samuel 6:19, seventy men were killed for looking inside the ark of God.

In 1 Samuel 25:36-38, ungrateful Nabal's “heart died within him,” and ten days later “the Lord smote Nabal, so that he died.”

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