It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse shows that God is not nice.
“Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the Lord has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years.” – 2 Kings 8:1
A famine that will last 7 years, eh? That’s not very nice and will likely lead to many people, including children and babies, to their death. If the people were not listening to God, there’s an easy thing God can do, given he’s God and all. If God is who Christians claim, God can make the people listen to him. Done. Simple. No killing. No innocent babies killed. But that’s not this god. This god demands death and bloodshed. Thus the people will now suffer hunger and starvation for the next 7 years.
Next time Christians tell you God loves you, point them to this verse and ask them if God really loves the people. A loving god doesn’t kill.