Well here we have God who is not even strong enough to prevent his Ark being taken.
1Sa 4:10-11 And
the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every
man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell
of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
He did manage to play some simple tricks on the Idol of the enemy
When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house
of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.
More slaughter in the name of the Lord. Don't you just love the way he specifies that even babies young enough to be breastfed must be killed too. I wonder if the soldiers enjoyed that? I doubt it since most people share an instinct to protect the very young. Except for some very sick individuals and God himself.
Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king
over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice
of the words of the LORD.
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