Friday, July 13, 2007

Elijah calls down fire from heaven to kill 102 men

2 Kings 1:9-12 Then he sent to Elijah a captain with his company of fifty men. The captain went up to Elijah, who was sitting on the top of a hill, and said to him, "Man of God, the king says, 'Come down!' " Elijah answered the captain, "If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!" Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men. At this the king sent to Elijah another captain with his fifty men. The captain said to him, "Man of God, this is what the king says, 'Come down at once!' " "If I am a man of God," Elijah replied, "may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!" Then the fire of God fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

Couldn't Elijah use a more humane sign to prove that he's a man of God?

9 comments:

tiny tim said...

God didn't have a problem with it :)

Anonymous said...

God has alot of power!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD

Anonymous said...

The Bible. It's something like 45 authors producing 66 books over 14-1500 years. If you give it a serious read, you will find the answers for all who have sought wisdom. The complexity and interconnectedness of these works is beautifully surreal; they produce one story. The story of the redemption of humanity.

No real science, archeology, history, unfulfilled prophecy or any other source can bring question to the veracity of the Bible...creation and our conscience confirm it's God's Word.

If the Bible is our sourcebook for truth, then the crowning event within human history is the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. I believe you must ask yourself who is Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Seems harsh yes, but the reality is, they didn't have a fear of God and thus served as an example for everyone reading the holy word. You'll notice the third captain decided to show respect, sadly enough it takes destroying a 100 or so people with fire to get some respect from some people. Besides, people who have lived rightously have died more horribly then they, probably younger too. Jesus Christ was crucified, the prophet Isiah was cut in half, Stephen the first christian martyr was stoned to death preaching salvation to his murderer's and he even said "Lord forgive them." Before he died. Would you bemoan if God killed those (if unrepentent) murderer's with fire...?

Alta5656 said...

The fire who consumed the captains and their fifties was from God. God showed them that they were not treating Elijah they way a man of God was supposed to be treated. Had they not been discourteous God's wrath will not consume them. The third captain did the right thing, humbled himself. Thus God spared his life with his men.

Anonymous said...

Could it be that the "fire from heaven" was the same as in Job and that Elijah was only asking God to do His strange act, that is, to stop protecting them since they didn't want God anyway?

The Good Seminarian said...

Bigger thought, why did the king think it would take 50 soldiers to bring in one person?

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