Review of Nahum

The book of Nahum was a very short book in the Bible consisting of only three chapters. Nahum is a minor prophet in the Bible and tells the story of God coming back to protect the people of invading armies. Of course, God could step in and provide peace at any time, but he doesn’t. He allows harm to take place.

The book of Nahum is the perfect example of one ‘saving the day’ by putting out the fire the same one intentionally started. God has brought war and destruction to the land by his hand and now says he’s going to bring peace. Sorry God, too little, too late. Along the way of bringing this ‘peace’, innocent children and babies are killed. This book directly states that babies were dashed to pieces on the streets.

A moral God? Nope. Not in the least.

Nahum – Chapter 3: Woe to Nineveh

Today we take a look at the third chapter in Nahum. Thus far in the first two chapters we’ve seen an angry God that says he will put out the fires he intentionally started. Sure.

“Many casualties, piles of dead, bodies without number, people stumbling over the corpses—” – Nahum 3:3

God has the ability to bring peace, but doesn’t.

“…all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nation, by her prostitution, and peoples by her witchcraft.” – Nahum 3:4

Um, sure. Let’s blame women. Fuck God.

“Her infants were dashed to pieces at every street corner.” – Nahum 3:10

God killing babies.

Sigh. God can bring peace, but this chapter is nothing but the destruction God causes. Babies are dashed to pieces in the streets for crying out loud!

And thus ends the book of Nahum.

Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 22: The Book of the Law Found

Nahum – Chapter 2: Nineveh to Fall

Thus far God is an angry and jealous god in the book of Nahum. Let’s see if his anger continues in the second chapter.

“The Lord will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines.” – Nahum 2:2

God is going to fix what he allowed to be destroyed in the first place. Hero? Savior? Nope, just a jackass.

“Her female slaves moan like doves and beat on their breasts.” – Nahum 2:7

God allows slaves. Doesn’t stop it.

“‘I am against you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” – Nahum 2:13

Great, but God wasn’t against them before. This is too little, too late from this worthless god.

This chapter shows us that God is now fixing what he caused to happen in the first place. It’s like calling the fire department for the fire you intentionally started.

Coming Soon: Nahum – Chapter 3: Woe to Nineveh

Nahum – Chapter 1: The Lord’s Anger Against Nineveh

Today we kick off the first chapter in a new book, Nahum, and God is pissed off once again.

“The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.” – Nahum 1:2

Give the Bible credit for being right for once. This is a jealous and angry god. Not perfect or loving by any means.

“The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.” – Nahum 1:3

Slow to anger? Hardly. We see time and time again in the Bible that God is quick to anger. On top of that, the guilty go unpunished all the time! Just look at today’s world where the uber rich in the world gain more and more control, and their actions are literally killing thousands to millions of people every year through pollution, poverty, lack of health care, climate change denial, etc.

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.” – Nahum 1:7

Bahahahahahahaha! Sure he is. LOL!

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be destroyed and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, Judah, I will afflict you no more.’” – Nahum 1:12

God admits he was not good to Judah. God’s anger controls him and the people suffer.

So what did we learn in the first chapter of Nahum? God is good, but he was afflicting the good and causing them pain, but now he’s decided not to, but we’ve seen before that he will likely turn back around and cause more pain to the people he was doing good to. In other words, one fucked up god.

Coming Soon: Nahum – Chapter 2: Nineveh to Fall

Introduction to Nahum

In two days I will have a post on the first chapter in the book of Nahum. The Bible is filled with prophets that are supposedly spreading the word of God. God doesn’t speak himself, but only through the voices of prophets, who are all men. Interesting. Let’s think about this for a second. If you were a group of men trying to control the masses, how convenient it is that your god doesn’t speak!

There are major and minor prophets. Nahum is one of the minor prophets, but apparently good enough to make it into the Bible. This book will contain more of the same. Prophets are spreading and sharing the word of God, which is almost always of the same for. God is good, the evil people are trying to destroy you. Listen to me, the prophet of God. If you do exactly as I say, God will protect you.

And today there is peace through all of the Middle East. Bahahahahahahahahaha!

Nahum 1:3-4

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday which means it’s time for some CRAZZZZYYYY in the Bible.  Today’s verses come from the book of Nahum.

“The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.  His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebukes the sea and dries it up; he makes all the rivers run dry.” – Nahum 1:3-4

So much to digest in these two verses.  The Lord is slow to anger?  ROFL!!!  We’ve seen over and over that God is easily angered.  He wiped out all of humanity in a flood for crying out loud!  I’d say he’s quite quick to anger.  He will not leave the guilty unpunished?  Hardly.  Ah yes, burning in hell forever…sure.  You aren’t going to convince me God punishes the guilty through an unobservable hell.  In fact, we see over and over that the INNOCENT are the ones God punishes most frequently!

Whirlwinds, storms, clouds of dust, drying seas, and drying rivers?  It’s called weather and climate change.  Science tells us why these things happen.  A god is not needed to explain natural catastrophes.  And that flood that killed all of humanity?  No scientific evidence exists to support it.

In my view the craziest part of these two verses is the slow to anger part.  The entire Bible contradicts this!