Why give your power away, spending unnecessary time and needless money, giving tribute to a white bearded legendary old man (or whatever your image of him or her is) who appears to be a mass murderer? Instead, why not honor the high spiritual consciousness within yourself and be grateful for the peace, grace and tranquility always available there with some focus and concentration?
1. How many men did God kill because someone decided to peek into the ark of the Lord?
Correct Answer: B. (50,070) “And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the Lord, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the Lord had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter” (1 Samuel 6:19).
2. How many men did Moses kill in one day because they failed to say they supported God?
Correct Answer: D. (3,000) “Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men” (Exodus 32:26-28).
3. How many people did God kill in a plague before someone pleased God by ending a mixed marriage with the murder of the couple?
Correct Answer: C. (24,000) “And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israelinto the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand ” (Numbers 25:6-9).
4. How many animals did Solomon kill in a sacrifice to please the Lord?
Correct Answer: D. (120,000 sheep and 22,000 oxen) Correct Answer: D (120,000 sheep and 22,000 oxen) “And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offering, which he offered unto the Lord, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israeldedicated the house of the Lord” (1 Kings 8:63).
5. How many Israelites did God deliver to the people of Judah to slaughter?
Correct Answer: B. (Half a million) “Then the men of Judahgave a shout: and as the men of Judahshouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israelbefore Abijah and Judah. And the children of Israelfled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand. And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israelfive hundred thousand chosen men. Thus the children of Israelwere brought under at that time, and the children of Judahprevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers” (2 Chronicles 13:15-18).
6. Notwithstanding the above, how many people of Judah were once killed or enslaved because they didn’t give God his due?
Correct Answer: A. (120,000 valiant men were killed and 200,000 women and children were taken as slaves (not to mention the theft of property.)) “For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew inJudahan hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers. . . . And the children ofIsraelcarried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them.” (2 Chronicles 28:6-8).
7. How many Ethiopians did God kill for His chosen people?
Correct Answer: B. (One million) “And Asa had an army of men . . . And there came out against them Zera the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand . . . Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power, help us, O Lord our God . . . So the Lord smote the Ethiopians” (2 Chronicles 14:8-12).
8. Speaking of God’s chosen people, how many kings were maimed in God’s name?
Correct Answer: D. (70 had their thumbs and big toes cut off.) “And they found Abonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and Perizzites. But Abonibezek fled; and they pursued after him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. And Abonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me” (Judges 1:5-7).
9. How many soldiers did God burn to death with fire from Heaven because they confronted Elijah?
Correct Answer: D. (150 (three sets of 50)) “And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty. Again also he sent unto him another captain . . . And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty . . . And he sent again a captain of the third fifty . . . Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties ” (2 Chronicles1:10-14).
10. By the time God gets through with his killing spree, how many dead will there be?
Correct Answer: D. (Enough to cover the entire surface of the Earth.) “And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried, they shall be dung upon the ground ” (Jeremiah 25:33).
Could it be that all organized religion is an addiction, and like a fishnet, and once the fishnet is over you, and you get involved, it is hard to break free?
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