How did god punish rehoboam when he promoted idol-worship?
Rehoboam was the king of the two tribe kingdom of Judah and Benjamin. For a time Rehoboam walked closely to the laws of Jehovah the Universal Sovereign. However, when his kingship was firmly established he abandoned Jehovah's worship and led Judah in the practice of detestable sex and idol worship (1Kings 14:22-24; 2Chronicles 12:1). This in turn provoked Jehovah's anger and in expression of it he raised up the king of Egypt, Shishak who together with his allies overran the land and captured a number of cities in Judah in the fifth year of Rehoboam's reign. However, because of Rehoboam's and his princes humbled themsleves in repentance, Jerusalem was spared. Nonetheless, the treasures of the temple in Jerusalem and the king's house, including the gold shields that Solomon had made, were taken by Shishak as his spoil 1Kings 14:25-28; 2Chronicles 12:2-12 (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures). Other translations can be found at JW.ORG.
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Punishments from God varied. Some were minor, especially if aperson's sin (or transgression) was small and not intentional;those who committed these offences could bring a gui…lt or sinoffering to the high priest and apologize to God for the sin. Butsome punishments were more severe. For example, in the Hebrew Bible(Old Testament), we are told that Aaron had two sons who weresupposed to be of priestly lineage (Aaron was a high priest and thebrother of Moses). But when they disobeyed God and offered sacredfire that they had not been asked to offer (some sources say theyoffered worship to pagan gods, rather than to the One God), theywere immediately killed as punishment for their disobedience.Moses, as great a leader as he was, lost his temper with theIsraelites and angrily struck a rock, disobeying God's commandmentto speak gently so that water would flow from it. As punishment,Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. It should be noted that the Bible is filled with stories of peoplewho sinned but were not killed; some were punished with a tragedy(King David committed adultery, and was punished with the death ofhis little son); or given an illness (Miriam questioned Mosesmarrying a Cushite woman, and Miriam was punished with a skindisease that is often incorrectly translated as leprosy); orstigmatized in their community until the person repented andpublicly apologized for having sinned. The emphasis of most Biblestories was that the Lord was a forgiving God: He demandedfaithfulness and dedication, but if people sinned, they needed tosincerely repent. Those who truly showed remorse and repentancecould earn His forgiveness, rather than His punishment. Answer: This can be split into two questions. 1) Punishments in this world 2) Punishments in the afterlife. 1) The Torah gives authority to the Sanhedrin (Jewish court) topunish certain types of crimes. They are bound by procedure, theymust have two witnesses, and the perpetrator must be warned beforehe sins - otherwise he is not punished by the Sanhedrin. Also, theSanhedrin is enjoined to make a concerted effort to seek evidencethat could exonerate the defendant. This means that they must bebalanced and circumspect, no matter what the crime. Their role isnot intended to be one of vengeance. Since shortly before the destruction of the Second Temple, capitalcases were no longer judged, because the increased persecutions ofthe Romans, and the onset of the present Exile, made it impossibleto fully maintain the level of scholarship and expertise needed forthe Torah-procedures of the Sanhedrin. Since then, the power ofJewish courts has been greatly diminished and is now limited toimposing fines, if anything. 2) Does Judaism believe in the existence of hell? The name anddetails are probably different than in other religions, but theshort answer is yes. "And they shall go forth, and look upon thecarcasses of the men that have rebelled against Me; for their wormshall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched" (Isaiah66:24). One of the central beliefs of Judaism, as codified byRambam (Maimonides, 1135-1204), is that the soul continues to existafter death and is treated in accordance with the person's actionswhile he/she was alive. All outstanding accounts are settled afterthis life. Some cases illustrate this point, since this entireworld wouldn't be enough to reward a Moses or punish a Hitler. The afterlife is discussed at length in the Talmud, though theexact nature of the rewards and punishments is generally not givensince it would be like describing the colors of a sunrise tosomeone who was blind from birth. See for example the Talmud, RoshHashanah 17a, for a few details. It is important to note that Judaism is a rare case in that it doesnot condemn non-adherents to eternal damnation. Worthy non-Jews areable to merit the rewards in the afterlife without conversion. Another important point is the efficacy of repentance, which canchange one's spiritual "balance" relatively easily. See for exampleDeuteronomy 30:1-10 for one of the Tanakh's many passages on thistopic.
The devil's purpose is to cause suffering and anguish. He wants everyone to be as miserable as he is.
no pregnancy is a gift from god
If you mean in the sense that punishment in this lifetime, then no. It is the same for all theists and atheists, and has no dependency on a god.
In Judaism, there is no account of God ever being punished for any reason.
Now, see, a punishment is for offenses against God for something you did wrong. A test of Faith is just that, a test, too see how strong you are in your faith.
God cursed, and punished Cain for killing his brother Abel.
Greek answer: Nemesis was the Greek goddess of retribution and indignation,punishing evil deeds and undeserved good fortune. Islamic answer: In accordance with Islam, ther…e is only one God Allah. He is boththe most Merciful and the One who punishes for commiting evil.
God is not a punishing God. there are many reasons from the Bible to prove and support this fact. 1. God is Love (1John 4:8,16) a God of Love cannot at the same time take ple…asure in punishing people. 2.God is excellent in wisdom (Job 12:13, Romans 11:33, 1 Corinthians 2:7) God is a God of wisdom and understanding. 3.God is just and exercises justice (Deuteronomy 32:4, psalms 37:28) he is loyal and will not leave his righteous servants. Ezekiel 33:10-19, pay close attention to verse 11, it shows that Jehovah does not delight in the death of the wicked but that if he will actually turn back from his wicked ways so to keep living. Jehovah want humans to obey him and keep living, he is a merciful and forgiving God but he will not give exemption from punishment those who continue to disobey him. A good example was the case of Eli 's children in 1samuel 3:14.(please read)
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All the Prophets mentioned in the Scriptures - Torah, Bible, Quran and those of the Baha'i Faith teach the worship of only one God.
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islam is one religion who is forbidden to worship idols. islamworships only one god but do not worship idols and do not have anidol of their good. in islam no one knows how Al…lah (their god )looks like. Answer 2 In Judaism, no image is allowed to be used in worship, and it isforbidden to attempt to represent God through images, statuary etc.
These are historical facts, not belief alone. The destruction ofthe First Temple was because of those Israelites who worshipedidols (2 Kings ch.17).