Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Is God the Destroyer?

1 Corinthians 10:10 And do not complain, as some of them did — and were killed by the destroyer.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY


In a previous reading we read that some were "Burnt to death by God for complaining." Is this what Paul was referring to here? If so, is he referring to God as "the destroyer?"

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will not be a apologist for God, because I ain't that smart. But I will say that to know the book you must know the author. You can read Hitlers book (mine kamp) whatever, if you read it without knowing the author it may even seem like good ideas, but knowing the author was a
fool and killer, do you see. Knowing the bibles author which is the Holy Spirit, that makes all the difference, things that seem totally outrageous become understandable. More so that my spelling.

turklestirmek said...

So if the bible was written by Hitler it was good...ehh ok.

Alex Ramos said...

If the author was God, we'd be in no better shape knowing about the author (since depending on the Bible for that would be circular). And if it was a bunch of ancient people, then we turn to scholarly endeavors to learn what we can about the nature of the author, though pinpointing a specific known person from history is usually impossible.

Jason said...

I will not say that God never killed anyone, but I will suggest that death is not finality with God and we do not know the fates of any of these people.

To clarify the passage of Cor. 10:10, we can look back at Exodus 12:23 in which the destroyer is identified as the angel who went through Egypt as part of the final plague. It is likely that this is the same destroyer.

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Anonymous said...

I realize this is old except for the viagra spam, but couldn't help pointing out the following:

Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. {Apollyon: that is to say, A destroyer}

While it is an angel, who might that angel be?

Apolluon, ap-ol-loo'-ohn
a destroyer (i.e. Satan):--Apollyon.

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