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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Answer He loves everyone but not what they do. If they should pray and ask for forgivness, they will recieve. It depends - if they repent and accept Jesus into their heart, then they can go to heaven too. Read about it:
Rehoboam has dozens of siblings, both brothers and sisters. Hisfather was Solomon who had dozens of wives and many concubines.
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 guilt 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. (MORE)
The punishment of Cain is found in Genesis 4:11-12. 12 When you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth. 13 And Cain said to the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, you have dri…ven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your face shall I be hid ; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that finds me shall slay me. 15 And the LORD said to him, Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark on Cain , The discription of the mark put upon Cain is found not in the King James Bible but in another ancient manuscript. This is confirmed by the Apocalypse of Elijah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_of_Elijah ; Chr 3 vs 14,15, "For behold I will tell you his sign so that you might know him. He is a . . (words missing) . .of a skinny-legged young lad, having a tuft of gray hair at the front of his bald head." The word translated as "mark" in Gen. 4:15 is 'owth , which could mean a sign, an omen, a warning, or a remembrance. In the Torah , the same word is used to describe the stars as signs or omens, the rainbow as the sign of the flood (Gen. 9:12), circumcision as a token of God's covenant with Abraham , and the miracles performed by Moses before the Pharaoh . Thus, the text of the Bible only explicitly describes how the mark was to function as a sign or warning. (MORE)
Every person is accountable for their actions; good or bad. It isour deeds that will make us either good in the eyes of others orbad. Hence no deed is ever overlooked by the great God. As for thebad deeds, some of them may be forgiven. Some of them one will bepunished for in this present life. And t…he rest be punished for inthe hereafter. It's the will of God entirely. There for one shoulforever keep seeking forgiveness and guidance to improve from Him.And if someone's right has not been given, God will simply notoverlook that. (MORE)
We have to understand and accept the theory of reincarnation and law of karma to answer this question in a manner that is satisfying to both head and heart. These two philosophical concepts are common to all the eastern religions - Hinduism, Buddhism etc. The main points are:. God does not punish a…nyone. We punish ourselves through our own actions. . God, the Lord, is a compassionate and kind God. . Every action we perform - if performed with a desire - results in good or bad karma depending on the action. . Good karma leads to happiness . Bad karma leads to suffering of various types. . Karma - both good and bad - are carried over from one incarnation to the next. . A person may not have performed bad actions in the present life, but he may still have to suffer because of bad karma done in the past. . Similarly, an evil person may appear to be successful because he may be reaping the fruits of good karma performed in the past. . In the ultimate sense, both good and bad karma are binding and keep us enchained to this world of delusion, resulting in repeated births and deaths. . The only way to remove suffering permanently is to banish all desires and attain supreme contentment and happiness in the consciousness of God. . This is achieved by right living, meditation, following the instructions of a Guru. . You can get more on this from wikipedia (MORE)
He told Solomon that part of the kingdom would break away (as later happened); and Hadad the Edomite was sent to harass him (1 Kings 11:11-14).
The devil's purpose is to cause suffering and anguish. He wants everyone to be as miserable as he is.
Because they were generally uneducated and superstitious, and they had no real information as to what the cause of their suffering actually was.
Answer: A number of Bible passages indicates that God has allotted man a period of time (a 6000 year "work-week" followed by a thousand year Sabbath "day of rest" - II Peter 3:8) to rule himself and chose for himself whether or not he will obey the laws which God has laid down for the administrati…on of proper behavior and governance. For the most part... God has a "hands-off" policy regarding the affairs of men. And men benefit or suffer in accordance with the right and wrong choices they make. The Creator has, however, called out a race of people who have preserved and brought His Word down through the centuries... the descendants of Abraham through Isaac... whom the world calls the "Jews." "...This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.' He was in the assembly in the desert, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received Living Words to pass on to us ." (Acts 7:37-38) Like the rest of the world... the "Jews" remained as human as everyone else and sinned (transgressed God's law - I John 3:4)... just like everyone else. And like the rest of the world, they, for the most part, remain ignorant of the Truth that man's Creator is presently in the business of "reconciliation"... of bringing man back... of justifying man to a condition of "innocence" before God, regarding his sins. God is not in the "punishment business." Satan's various false religions and all of the diverse gods that men have chosen to rule over him and the nations of the world, have misled men into thinking that "God is out to get us!" When the Truth is: "...This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and REPENTANCE and FORGIVENESS OF SINS will be preached in His name to all nations..." (Luke 24:46-47 NIV). The laws of God are "spiritual" (Rom.7:14). They are as "automatic" as any of the laws of nature which God has set into motion in the beginning. Laws like gravity, inertia, etc. Infractions and transgressions against any of these laws can sometimes result in severe and deadly consequences. The same is true regarding our (or the Jews') transgressions against God's Ten Commandments (sinning). God doesn't reach down with His "invisible hand" and strike people down for sinning. The invisible laws which He set in motion exact automatic results that depend upon whether or not those laws were obeyed or disobeyed. It's a learning process for all nations... including the Jews... during this "allotted time" we have been given. "Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of Me, declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty." (Jer.2:19 NIV) God isn't punishing the Jews. We all punish ourselves through our own disobedience to our Creator's laws. "...Do you think... (the Jews) are... worse sinners than all the other... (nations in the world)... because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish." (Luke 13:2-3 NIV) (MORE)
Moses was not permitted to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land or enter it himself.
Mythology tales are usually divided into two categories. Those of love and those of punishment or revenge. So it isn't too hard to find many, many examples of punishment by the Gods.. I think in some of mythology you will find that a punishment by a God often fit the crime. For instance a person's …vanity might be the crime so the person would be turned into some terrible creature or be hidden away from the world to see their beauty.. Other punishments were just out of revenge for humiliating the Gods. Prometheus, for instance, tricked the Gods into eating bones and stole the sacred fire from the Gods so Zeus had him chained and every day a vulture would come and eat his liver and every night the liver would grow back so that the punishment was endless.. I think you will find that most of the punishment dealt in endless human suffereing. (MORE)
There is a twofold answer to this question. First, it is believed that Satan was cast out of heaven for his pride, taking 1/3 of the angels with him. The second part of his punishment has not happened yet. According to the book of Revelation, he will be cast into the lake of fire (hell), where h…e will be tormented eternally with all those who rejected the salvation of the Lord Jesus. Answer: God sent Satan to the bottomless pit. Answer: Satan and his demons have not received their punishment, yet. At the present time, they are merely "restrained" from exercising their full power. "...For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (tartarus- a condition of restraint, imprisonment or incarceration), and delivered them into chains of darkness, TO BE RESERVED UNTO JUDGMENT ... the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the Day of Judgment to be punished ..." (II Peter 2:4-9). "...the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the Judgment of the Great Day ." (Jude 1:6) As a matter of biblical fact... God is going to allow His saints to decide the punishment of Satan and his angels at the Last Day. " Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world ?... Know ye not that WE SHALL JUDGE ANGELS? " (I Cor.6:2-3) God's plan isn't done, yet. He is presently using the restrained angels that sinned to teach man all about evil... so that man might appreciate the everlasting mercy of God that's coming at the Last Day. God's annual holy Day of Atonement points to the day when Jesus returns to "lay the sins of the world on Satan's head," that He has been carrying for His special creation, man, all this time. Jesus: "...shall lay both His hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of... (the world)... and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited..." (Lev.16:21-22). "And I saw angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the Dragon, that old Serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years..." (Rev.20:1-2). The Judgment... and the punishment... is reserved for the Last Day. (MORE)
Odysseus hurt the Cyclopes, son of Posiedon. Polyphemus cursed Odysseus upon his exit from the island. Posiedon then proceeded to punish Odysseus for his hurting of his son.
People, being people, will think dark thoughts. God will not punish you for experiencing these thoughts that pop into your head, but may punish you because of what you do with them.. Do you dispose of the thoughts? That's good! Or do you hang onto them, keeping them around? That's not as good.
16 To the woman he said, "I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." 17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about w…hich I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." Genesis 3:16-19 God also punished Adam and Eve by not letting them take the fruit from the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:22), and by banishing them out of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23-24). (MORE)
Although Athene, Artemis, and Apollo are called upon in this Ode to help the people of Thebes, it is ultimately Zeus who is called upon to slay the murderer of King Laius. Father Zeus, whose hand Doth wield the lightning brand, Slay him beneath thy levin bold, we pray, Slay him, O slay!
To understand why god was upset at Israel for worshiping Idols you must first understand why Israel was attracted to Idol worship in the first place. God commanded Israel to be pure and virtuous. Idol worship involved setting up "Groves". These were places where the children of Israel would gather… and take place in pagan style worship. This involved things such as orgies and other immoral behaviour. Basically this was the olden day version of porno, and this was why Israel kept forsaking God in order to justify their desire to engage in "Idol worship". God was not jealous that Israel were worshiping statues. He was angry that they were breaking his commandment that they keep themselves pure and virtuous. (MORE)
Nemesis was the Greek goddess of punishment or retribution. Her name means 'distributes' or 'gives out'. She was thought to deal out retribution, especially for those who seemed to be going unpunished for their misdeeds. So if someone didn't get their punishment from men, she was thought of as a …'sweeper' who picked up any who had got through the net! She could not be overcome. So we have the saying 'He met his nemesis', something he could not overcome. (MORE)
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.
Punishment does not equate to hatred or anything of the sort. Because God loves us, He punishes us for the evil or wrong we have committed; sometimes in this lifetime, and if not, in the next. An example, on a smaller scale, of how punishment shows that God does care would be ones parents. Say …a child decides they'll skip school and hang with friends because they see it as being a lot more fun. The child's parents finds out about it and choose to... Either not punish them, and so the child sees nothing wrong with what they are doing by not getting an education. Eventually, they have a harder road to go down in life and have a harder time pursuing any career because they are not properly educated. Or they choose to punish them by grounding them and taking away certain privileges until the child behaves. The child may be unhappy with the punishment, but because they don't want it to happen again, they stop skipping school and, in turn, get an education which helps them in the long run of life. So, although punishment isn't pleasant, it does serve a purpose and does not take away from the love God has for us, but in fact, shows how much He does love us because He doesn't want us hurting ourselves or others in the end. (MORE)
Yes , Creon will be punished by the gods in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.). Specifically, the chorus warns that nothing so vast such as the gods enters a human life without cause for alarm. They indicate by their references to other events in and stories about ancient Greece that… the gods are not the friends of humans. They conclude that irreverence to the gods is the biggest mistake that a human can make. Creon can be accused of deliberate irreverence and indeed is being led away for sentencing in the near future. (MORE)
Does your faith teach that God is love? If so, why would God oppose love between faithful persons? If God is One, then God is the same regardless of the religious tradition by which one approaches God. God is greater than any single faith. God is big enough to embrace interfaith marriages.
In the bible Rehoboam was a king of Israel and he was also the son of king Solomon and he succeed Solomon as king.
he was punished because he was on the opposing team of Zeus in the in the great war. instead of throwing atlas into tartaras, Zeus gave atlas the special punishment of holding the sky.
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.
" Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee "
If you were a God, and your "followers and children" were worshipping idols, how would YOU feel. Disgusted, hurt and angry.
He invited the gods to a feast and fed them his children. They found out, and Zeus cursed him so every time he tried to grab food, it would move away from him.
lightning bolts.mostly curses, deprnding on a dog, or turn a person in to a animal and then run'em over
A: Some people do claim to know the mind of God, but I doubt it. The possible reasons God does not hate gay people: . God does not exist; . God understands gay people and does not believe they are doing wrong; . God realises that, as creator, the existence of gays is his own responsibility; . … God is forgiving. (MORE)
If you mean "How did God punish Solomon for having many wives and allowing worship of other gods in Israel" then this is the answer. He took half the kingdom away from his son. God didn't tear the kingdom away from Solomon because he had promised King David that his son (Solomon) would would ru…le Israel. So when Solomon died Jesus divided Israel into two parts. North and South. Jeroboam was given 10 tribes and Rehoboam (Solomons son) was given the tribe of Judah. The tribe of Levi remained spread throughout both sides of the nation. I hope that is right, and answers your question. Assuming that Ecclesiastes was written by Solomon, he seems to be a man who still cannot find happiness despite his wealth. (MORE)
No why would he even expect you to believe in him let alone be mad if you dont go to church...did he tell you to go to church, no your guardians influenced you to so why would he punish you for something we have 0% fact on besides the stories in the bible...but theres also many stories in many other… bibles that sound justg as believable or even more believable. it all depends on where you are born and who your guardians are. I mean its sound just as crazy as the story of santa clause or the story behind the mormom relegion, etc. (MORE)
In Greek myth, more often then not, Hebe aided the gods and goddesses of Olympus. In fact there is not one myth where she "punishes" anyone - mortal or immortal!
A: . According to the Bible, Rehoboam was succeeded by Abijah, who ruled Judah for two years. Some scholars believe that both Rehoboam and Abijah might have been purely legendary, as they say Judah probably did not have kings at such an early stage in its history..
Greek answer: Nemesis was the Greek goddess of retribution and indignation,punishing evil deeds and undeserved good fortune. Islamic answer: In accordance with Islam, there 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 pleasure 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 a…nd 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) (MORE)
God's punishment of?.. If referring to the old testament no. He is a righteous and just God and judges as one.
Why does a father punish his child? Because he is just and loving. Prov 3:11-12 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Hope that helps! :)
The punishment of Cain is found in Genesis 4:11-12. 12 When you till the ground, it shall not from now on yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth. 13 And Cain said to the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, you have driven… me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your face shall I be hid ; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that finds me shall slay me. 15 And the LORD said to him, Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark on Cain. (MORE)
All the Prophets mentioned in the Scriptures - Torah, Bible, Quran and those of the Baha'i Faith teach the worship of only one God.
Since the assigned category is "The Bible"... we'll assume "Israel" is the " they " in question. " You , LORD , have abandoned your people , the descendants of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and embrace pagan customs. The land is… full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots. Their land is full of idols ; they bow down to the work of their hands , to what their fingers have made . So people will be brought low and everyone humbled -- DO NOT FORGIVE THEM ." (Isa.2:6-9 NIV) God's "physical" punishment for Israel's sins against Him was, that they " ceased to be a nation!" This question is also sub-categorized under "Christianity"... which brings to bear the " Spiritual " aspect of idolatry , sins... and punishment. Jesus reveals that man's " physical acts " of sin [idolatry, adultery, murder, theft, lying, etc - Matt.5:21-28] begin with a THOUGHT [which is SPIRITUAL ]. The thought then, when nurtured and fed, leads to the act. Most of Paul's writings were directed at the "Gentile" churches that he was commissioned by God to establish. Gentiles are people REARED, not in the ways and laws of God, but in idol worship [a worship that can entail ANYTHING made by man's hands; children, toys, cars, houses, high-tech electronics, etc. -- that men revere above, and distract them from their Creator]. Jesus Christ... the Creator God of the Old Testament [John 1:3] doesn't change. He still demands -- "THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME." And no man can "serve two masters." Those who would profess Christ [Gentile or Jew] must put away their "idols"... or they are simply worshiping a different master: "Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry . I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?... Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? Do I mean that food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that the idol is anything ? NO , but the sacrifices of the pagans ARE OFFERED TO DEMONS , not to God , and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You CANNOT drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you CANNOT have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons..." (I Cor.10:14-21 NIV). The Bible reveals that the ancient unrepentant mortal tribes of Israel lost their citizenship as God's nation through their idolatry. And they disappeared as a nation... scattered among the Gentile nations of the world. Christians who refuse to abandon their idols... are not truly Christ's unless repented of. And the Bible reveals that all who refuse to repent of idolatry and other sins will lose out on their "citizenship in the Nation [Kingdom] of God." "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My Son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and IDOLATERS , and all liars, shall have their part in the Lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the Second Death." (Rev.21:7-8) The "works" [the acts] men do in their lives... their "labors"... EARN each of us a REWARD... or WAGES. And God reveals to us that our "works of sin" [our transgressions; breaking, of His Commandments -- I John 3:4 - our failure to love one another] earns men the "wages of DEATH" [Rom.6:23]. Further study reveals that the " first death " that's " appointed " to all men [Heb.9:27] isn't the final "wages" we earn for our "works"... but that there is a " Second Death " coming on the world that can be avoided, overcome and defeated through Jesus Christ. " Punishment " is intended as a " TEMPORARY " corrective measure and " reward " for improper behavior... to bring the one punished around to a "right way of thinking and acting." To purge them of their evil thoughts and acts. But, in the coming Judgment of all mankind at the "Last Great Day"... all will have the Spirit of God's Truth revealed to them. And all who then refuse to repent... and refuse God's Forgiveness, Grace and Mercy will be punished with the " PERMANENT REWARD " of the Second Death [Rev.20:14]. "And, behold, I come quickly; and MY REWARD IS WITH ME , to give every man according as his work shall be." (Rev.22:12) The " punishment " the ancient scattered Israelites received for their "evil works" [idolatry; and other things] in direct opposition against God with Whom they had a "marriage [covenant] agreement"... was a TEMPORARY MEASURE ... until the Last Day, Judgment Day, when it will be revealed whether or not they have learned their lesson. Which Paul prophesys will yield a favorable outcome: "I don't want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED . As it is written: The Deliverer will come from Zion; He will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins." (Rom.11:25-27 NIV) And, while on the subject of " they "... any nation that professes Christ would do well to pay heed to the lesson of God's " national punishment " for idolatry. It's recorded for the end time generations of man for a reason. (MORE)
There are various reasons given in the Bible for suffering eg: man's sin - Gen 3:16-17 God's discipline/training of man - Heb 12:5-11 punish for sin. - 1 Sam 12:9-12 teach dependence on God - Deut 8:2-6 purify our faith. - 1 Peter 1:5-8 produce strong character. - James 1:2-3 The cl…assic example is the story of Job. Job lost his children, his possessions and underwent terrible physical suffering. But God said there is none as righteous as Job in all the world. So this suffering was not because of some sin of Job's the purpose of the suffering was to show that his faith was genuine We can conclude these sorts of experiences are not abnormal Christian experiences. The important thing about any suffering or hardship a christian may go through is what is your response? Job's wife counseled him to curse God and die (Job 2:9). Job said to his wife shouldn't we accept good and bad from God? (Job 2:10). Job's attitude was: even if God kills me I will still trust in Him (Job 13:15). So yes sometimes suffering/hard times are a result of sin in a Christian's life and sometimes God uses such things to improve our walk with Him and to refine our character. (MORE)
All Greek gods and goddesses if wronged showed their wrath to"sinners." However, Hades ruled the Underworld. The Underworld wasdivided up into areas, and some parts were similar to heaven andhell. For instance, heroes would go to the Asphodel Meadows. It wasfull of flowers and pleasant landscapes. T…artarus was an abyss oftorture and misery. (MORE)
The only thing upon which any one will be accountable for thepunsihment either in this world or the hereafter is doing evilconsciously. Besides of commiting sins, no one will be punished foranything.
A: Cane toads are an introduced species that, in its native environment, is in harmony with nature. That it has become a disaster in Australia is solely the result of human stupidity in introducing a species without testing its potential impact on the environment. This has nothing to do with the s…upernatural. (MORE)
It was Prometheus, not Promethean, the Greek Titan god of forethought, and he wanted to give humans better lives. He was ultimately punished because he stole fire from the Gods and shared it with humans.
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 Allah (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. (MORE)
The baby that Bathsheba board to David died and then David sisterwas raped by her brother and sister incestuously
These are historical facts, not belief alone. The destruction ofthe First Temple was because of those Israelites who worshipedidols (2 Kings ch.17).