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According to the Christian Bible, what's the most violent thing God has ever done?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    He continually sends billions of people to hell in an everlasting fire just for not being convinced of his validity.

    Being an omnipotent God, he would have foreseen this. Why didn't he just choose not to create us in the first place?

  • 1 decade ago

    OHHHHH this is a good one. Well, the pretty popular answer would be "the flood" because most people consider the 'wiping out all life on earth' aspect pretty powerful. However, I would argue that this may have been the LARGEST wrath, it is not neccessarily the most violent. I would propose that his wrath poured out onto the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. I say this because of the context surrounding the incident. In the book of Genesis, God informs Abraham that he will destroy the city of Sodom because of gross imorality. Abraham begs god not to, and god says he won't do it if Abraham can find 50 righeous people in the city.

    then 45

    then 30

    then 20

    then 10

    in the end, gods angels only found 1... Lot and his family. So, long story short, he allowed lot and his family to escape and destroyed the city.

    YES, a city destroyex /> World destroyed. But the one other thing surrounding this is that NOT ONLY did God destroy the city, but they were told "Save yourself with all haste. look not behind you." They were warned that not only was the city to be destroyed, but if you were to turn around and SEE the destruction, you were also to be destroyed. Lots wife, Edith (Ildeth) chose to turn and see, and was turned into a pilar of salt. All arguments aside of what "Turned to a pilar of salt" really meant, the point is that not only was the city completely torched, but the wrath was such that If you were to watch wat was happeneing, you would be destroyed.

    Didn't see anybody die on the Ark for watching the flood.

    -Kohvu

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Adam was sentenced to death because he and eve ate the apple

    the punishment of sin is death

    Sin means transgression against Gods law and at that point in human history, the only thing god said not to do was eat the apple,

    Oh about the 10 plauges, There was a first born who didnt die in Egypt

    Araon was Moses adopted brother he was the real first born son of his mother and because of his mothers kindness towards baby Moses, Aaron was spared. God punished Egypt with the last plauge as for the fact that The Pharoh ordered all the jews 1st born earlier, thats why moses was hidden in the reads anyway (moses means Reeds)

    (My bad, i made an error Arron was Moses real brother , The person Im refering to ended up as one of the captians in pharohs army.....I can't find his name.... I would have edited it out but my answers been here a while so sorry for the wrong info)

    But, Back to Adam

    Adam would have died anyway. Lucifer lied to Eve

    You and I could never be like God. The apple was an obidiance test in which we failed, God found out two things, Man Is a Lyer and He wants to be like God

    I think if Adam and Eve didnt eat the Apple they would have lived forever but I don't think that God would have left the rest of us alone without some test too

    Sodom and Gommorah were destroyed cuz when the angels when to visit the some of the people tried to have sex with them

    Lot and his Family were told not to look at the blast cuz the Angels ????(mabye they were green)?????? were packin nukes

  • While I understand that this has not happened in a linear time sense, God has already decided that it is going to happen, and I feel comfortable saying this is fairly violent.

    Revelation 14:17-20

    17 Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

    18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” 19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.

    **one thousand six hundred furlongs is about 200 miles. Just picture the state of Ohio covered in blood so deep that even the horse's back would be wet.

    Considering that blood makes up about 7% of human body weight, or about 5 liters, or just over 1.3 gallons, and a 2 gallon container is less than 1ft cubed, we are talking over 33 billion people.

    Another one is from 2nd Peter 3:10-13

    10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.[a] 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

    God is going to set EVERYTHING of fire, so hot that the very elements of which things are made will melt from the heat.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Or will do?... The complete destruction of a wicked civilization is on it's way soon enough. So I do suppose that would count as the most violent thing God is "going" to do.....I'm wondering how many humans were on Earth when God flooded it though. Perhaps as many as a 100 million...Not counting Nephlim and Fallen Angels.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've always been appalled by the deaths of the first-born sons of Egypt, the final of the plagues.

    I am not a fan of any innocent person dying or suffering a loss for things they took no part in.

    There's no shortage of violent acts to choose from, though.

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  • Destoryed the 1st earth age in Genesis 1:2 with a great flood.

    Noahs flood was puny compared to the one in Genesis1:2

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kill All of Babylon

    "Go up, my warriors, against the land of Merathaim and against the people of Pekod. Yes, march against Babylon, the land of rebels, a land that I will judge! Pursue, kill, and completely destroy them, as I have commanded you," says the LORD. "Let the battle cry be heard in the land, a shout of great destruction". (Jeremiah 50:21-22 NLT)

    Finally, if there's any doubt about the fanatical nature of the faith, it should be dispelled with this chilling passage: "Happy shall they be who take your little ones [babies] and dash them against the rock." (This quote is actually from the Psalms, 137:9, when the exiled Israelites dream of revenge against Babylon.)

    More Rape and Baby Killing

    Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword. Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes. For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off. The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children. (Isaiah 13:15-18 NLT)

    The Angel of Death

    That night the angel of the Lord went forth and struck down one hundred and eighty five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. Early the next morning, there they were, all the corpuses of the dead. (2 Kings 19:35 NAB)

    kill followers of Other Religions

    While the Israelites were camped at Acacia, some of the men defiled themselves by sleeping with the local Moabite women. These women invited them to attend sacrifices to their gods, and soon the Israelites were feasting with them and worshiping the gods of Moab. Before long Israel was joining in the worship of Baal of Peor, causing the LORD's anger to blaze against his people. The LORD issued the following command to Moses: "Seize all the ringleaders and execute them before the LORD in broad daylight, so his fierce anger will turn away from the people of Israel." So Moses ordered Israel's judges to execute everyone who had joined in worshiping Baal of Peor. Just then one of the Israelite men brought a Midianite woman into the camp, right before the eyes of Moses and all the people, as they were weeping at the entrance of the Tabernacle. When Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest saw this, he jumped up and left the assembly. Then he took a spear and rushed after the man into his tent. Phinehas thrust the spear all the way through the man's body and into the woman's stomach. So the plague against the Israelites was stopped, but not before 24,000 people had died. (Numbers 25:1-9 NLT)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The one where he kept the sun from setting so that the Israelites could wrap up their genocide was a pretty rough one.

  • 1 decade ago

    In Bible history Jehovah's judgment is perfect and everyone is subject for it. He is Omnipotent to time indefinite.

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