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Mar 1, 2011

01 Could an ordinary man be more moral than God

In the Old Testament, the book of 1 Kings has a little story in which God commands a fellow to strike a friend. But the fellow refuses to obey the command

So God sends a lion to kill the disobedient man for his act of rank insubordination

1 Kings 20:35 At the Lord's command a member of a group of prophets ordered his friend to hit him. But he refused, 36 so he said to him, "Because you have disobeyed the Lord's command, a lion will kill you as soon as you leave me." And as soon as he left, a lion came along and killed him.

Recap: A friend declines to wound a prophet even though God has ordered it. So God sends a lion to find and kill the disobedient guy that wouldn't clobber his friend. It simply didn't matter that the guy felt it wouldn't be right to injure the prophet. God had commanded him to do it. So that was that.

I suppose that the morality of the tale is that you're supposed to do what God tells you to do--however radical it may be. Do it or else.

My question: So, did anyone feel it was wrong for God to send the lion?

Look it up:
1 Kings 20:35

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