2 Chronicles – Chapter 7: The Dedication of the Temple

The story of Solomon building a temple for God continues in 2 Chronicles 7.

When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.” – 2 Chronicles 7:1

Sure it did. More likely a priest snuck in a torch and lit the sacrifice pile on fire when no one was looking.

“The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it.”  2 Chronicles 7:2

LOL! Of course this all happens when no one was in the temple to verify!

And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats.” – 2 Chronicles 7:5

All while the people go hungry.

“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command…” – 2 Chronicles 7:17

This is God speaking to Solomon, basically saying you’d better murdered those babies when I tell you to!

This is followed by a few more verses on all the things God will do if the Israelites don’t listen. Christians describe God as this all-loving creator, but the Bible describes a different god. It describes an angry, jealous god, that sets up rules with the full intent to make it impossible for the Israelites to follow, thus creating a justification to create more blood shed.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 136: Untitled

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