I went to this play last night about the Prince of Egypt and I kept pondering why would God strike down upon the Egyptians (Red Sea) if the Pharaoh did not free his people? Why would God take lives to save others? Same with the killing of the 1st born sons (unless you put the sacrificed lamb blood on your door)... Thus the "passover".
I have a hard time with him also sacrificing his own son but mainly want your thoughts on God in the story of Moses.
I am tempted to ask the next Preacher I meet but would appreciate what Christians and Jewish people are taught about God's actions.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:59 PM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Religious Debate
Answer by DreainCO at 6:03 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by MaryWolfe at 6:09 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by nicolemstacy at 6:10 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 6:22 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
It says right in he bible that God hardened Pharaoh's heart- so the man couldn't let the people go even if he wanted to. It's like he took away his free will and used him to prove how great and powerful he is. IMO, there is nothing loving and kind about the God of the bible- but people see what they want I guess.
Answer by IhartU at 6:26 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:27 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:33 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by nicolemstacy at 6:36 PM on Aug. 20, 2010