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- May 22, 2010
I don't want to hijack the coronavirus thread here. Doc made an observation I thought was worth looking at.
I wonder if that's true, here is just one out of many references I found. Near the bottom I highlight what I think is a plague.You should know that God doesn't visit plagues upon Man any more. In fact, never did... ignorant people just blamed Him for it and then due to fear of that imaginary place of torment, excused the plagues as a form of deserved punishment. But the real explanation is simpler, and we can thank Forrest Gump for this dramatically clear statement on the reason for bad things: S H I T H A P P E N S.
God is very vengeful in the old testament.Jeremiah 24
The Good and the Bad Figs
24 After King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had deported Jeconiah† son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, the officials of Judah, and the craftsmen and metalsmiths† from Jerusalem and had brought them to Babylon, the Lord showed me two baskets of figs† placed in front of the temple of the Lord. 2 One basket contained very good figs, like early figs,† but the other basket contained very bad figs, so bad they were inedible. 3 The Lord said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah? ”
I said, “Figs! The good figs are very good, but the bad figs are extremely bad, so bad they are inedible.”
4 The word of the Lord came to me: 5 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Like these good figs, so I regard as good the exiles from Judah I sent away from this place to the land of the Chaldeans. 6 I will keep my eyes on them for their good† and will return them to this land. I will build them up and not demolish them; I will plant them and not uproot them.† 7 I will give them a heart to know me,† that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God because they will return to me with all their heart.†
8 “But as for the bad figs, so bad they are inedible,† this is what the Lord says: In this way I will deal with King Zedekiah of Judah, his officials, and the remnant of Jerusalem — those remaining in this land or living in the land of Egypt.† 9 I will make them an object of horror† and a disaster to all the kingdoms of the earth, an example for disgrace, scorn, ridicule,† and cursing, wherever I have banished them.† 10 I will send the sword, famine, and plague† against them until they have perished from the land I gave to them and their ancestors.”