Does God kill?-Part 2
In Part 1, I have explained that the scriptures are from Genesis to Malachi. I say that the scriptures contain mysteries and the epistles explain the scriptures. The epistles are the rightly divided word of God. They are the final authority in forming doctrine. I also said that Moses and the prophets of the Old Testament had partial revelation or knowledge about God and satan. Most times they were wrong in their attempt to give interpretation to their experiences. I can give an example of how they recorded that God took Elijah to heaven but when Jesus came he made an emphatic statement to correct their interpretation of that experience. John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. Therefore, I can know that though that experience took place, it wasn't heaven that Elijah went. It wasn't a rapture. They wrongly attributed many things done by satan, wicked men etc. to God. In 1 Samuel 16 we read of Samuel writing that an evil spirit from God came to torment Saul but by the doctrine of Christ, we know that God has no evil spirit. God is NOT a distributor of evil spirits! I can also cite an example of Job, where he said it was God who destroyed his properties but after reading we know that it was the devil who tormented Job. James told us that, it was God who rather was merciful and had pity on Job in James 5:11 "Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy". We also have the record of Elijah calling down fire from heaven for which Jesus disciples wanted to emulate but they were rebuked by Jesus. This gives an indication that what Elijah did wasn't from God or approved by God.
Luke 9:54 - Luke 9:56 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. Moses attributed all his encounters as God speaking to him and also recorded many events as God who did it. Moses recorded in the book of Exodus that it was God who gave him the law on Mount Sinai. However in the revelation of the epistles we know that encounter Moses had was not with God but angels. Act 7:52 — Act 7:53 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; Acts 7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: You see how wrong Moses was, the giving and execution of all killings under the law was by angels but because Moses didn't know much, he attributed all things to God. It was not God killing by the plagues in Egypt. It was not God killing on the wilderness. It was not God killing the enemies of Israel, though Moses and the prophets recorded that it was God. The killings were done by angels, Satan or men. Any record or encounter with God in relation to killings and destruction should be investigated. Sodom and Gomorrah, the flood in Noah's time were all not by God. However Moses attributed every act and encounter to God. We also read how Satan destroyed the properties of Job by fire and wind. This means Satan can also destroy supernaturally by fire, wind or water. It was recorded by Moses that it was God executing death to the Israelites when they sinned in the wilderness but in the epistles we know that Moses was wrong, it was the destroyer the devil. 1Corinthians 10:9 -10 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Anytime people in the Old Testament sinned so much and withdraw themselves from God, the devil brought destruction on them and such were wrongly recorded by Moses or the prophets as the work of God. The destroyer is always the devil. He has been the murderer from the beginning or Genesis. John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. So, we can clearly see that supernatural destructions were done by the destroyer the devil or angels or men. The question people will ask is, are not angels under the instructions of God? Not all activities of angels are under the instructions of God. Angels were made for men not God. Not that there also fallen angels that followed the devil. Hebrews 1:13-14 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Heirs of salvation are men. Angels have their will and sometimes operates by the will and wishes of men. Angels will be judged by men. 1 Corinthians 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? Anytime you see destruction and salvation, God's role is always salvation not the destruction. God cannot be destroying and fighting himself by saving at the same time. Somebody must be destroying for God to be saving. John made a great emphatic statement. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. James also made another emphatic statement, James 1:16-17 Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: Jesus who is the express image of God on earth was full of grace, he went about doing good. Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Jesus said, he only did what he saw his Father doing. John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. Jesus said he does not destroy, therefore the Father does not destroy. Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. God is always seen in his graciousness. He is full of light and goodness. Any record of evil, killing and destruction attributed to God was wrongly recorded because they didn't know much and assumed God was responsible for all things. The people of the Old Testament didn't know much about God's character. God is accurately known in Christ. Jesus came to make God known and to correct the wrong impressions people have about God. Not everything stated in the Old Testament is a statement of TRUTH especially if the writings contradict what Jesus said. They have to be verified by the epistles( the interpretation of the Old Testament). # Defending the Character of God.