God slew and Changed Minds for His Purposes

God Slew - Righteously!

There are points in the Bible that God intervened and people were killed.  Obviously it was justified and that is not the point of this topic.  Remember that God does deal with evil and always thank God for mercy but in the cases below there was an infraction that warranted the punishment. 

  1. Genesis 38:7 - But Er, Judah's first born was evil in the sight of the Lord so the Lord took his life.
    1 Chronicles 2:3 - Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight on the Lord, so He put him to death.
  2. Genesis 38:10 - But what he (Onan) did was displeasing (evil) in the sight of theLord, so He took his life also.
  3. Number 3:4 - Nadab and Abihu, however, died before the Lord when they made an offering with unauthorized fire before Him in the Desert of Sinai. They had no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron.
  4. Numbers 26:10 - and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Koran, when that company died, when the fire devoured 250 men, so they became warning.
  5. Jesus the Christ in an Old Testament as a Theophony fought the battle of Jericho.  In Jos 5:13, Joshua confront a "man" and Joshua is commanded to take off his shoes because the places Joshua's stands is holy.   Angels do not allow themselves to be worshipped.

God changes mankinds minds for His purposes

There are examples when mankind hardened their own hearts against God, given over to depravity, believe in falsehoods and do what God wills to their own distruction.  Note that in the case of Pharoh in the Exodus, God declared He would do it three times (Exo 4:21, 7:3 and 14:4) and the first six items is the scriptural reference saying it was done. 

1 Exo 9:12 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said to Moses.
2 Exo 10:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them,
3 Exo 10:20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go.
4 Exo 10:27 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he was not willing to let them go.
5 Exo 11:10 Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders before Pharaoh; yet the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go out of his land.
6 Exo 14:8 The LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he chased after the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly.
7 Rom 1:28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
8 2 The 2:11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,
9 Eze 38:4 Concerning Gog/Magog in the future: "I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords;"

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