Today we continue with the story of Elijah. In the last chapter he raped a boy’s corpse and God rewarded the raped corpse by bringing it back to life as a zombie. Seriously.
“After a long time, in the third year, the word of the Lord came to Elijah: ‘Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.’” – 1 Kings 18:1
The drought has lasted three years.
“Elijah went before the people and said, ‘How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.’” – 1 Kings 18:21
Given how awful God has been, I’d give Baal a try. Can’t possibly be worse.
“Get two bulls for us. Let Baal’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” – 1 Kings 18:23-24
Oh for fuck’s sake. If God is real, just come down and present yourself and make it absolutely clear. Stop with the easy trickery that any human can do to convince people that what is fake is reality.
“At noon Elijah began to taunt them. ‘Shout louder!’ he said. ‘Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.’” – 1 Kings 18:27
You mean how the god of the Bible has ignored the people throughout this three year drought?
“He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, ‘Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.’” – 1 Kings 18:33
And how easy would it be for Elijah to sneak oil or any other fire starter into the liquid? Very easy.
“Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.” – 1 Kings 18:38
Wow…what a surprise. What’s more likely? God coming down and starting the wood on fire, or Elijah sneaking in oil as a fire starter to start the fire. Hmmm….it’s quite obvious what happened here and it’s not the presence of God.
“Then Elijah commanded them, ‘Seize the prophets of Baal. Don’t let anyone get away!’ They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.” – 1 Kings 18:40
Okay, let’s say this really was God. If God shows himself, why aren’t the other prophets given the chance to covert? Does not a forgiving god want more converts? Apparently not as they are all murdered for worshipping another god even though there was no evidence for the god of the Bible.
“The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.” – 1 Kings 18:46
Or, you know, a standard rain storm came through.
Sheesh, what a bunch of bunk in this chapter. God never shows himself, but supposedly does through an easy trickery? Not buying it. Provide some real evidence if you want me to believe in the god of the Bible.
Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 19: Elijah Flees to Horeb