Thursday, April 14, 2016

40 Old Testament Stories: Elijah vs. Baal's prophets

This was one of my favorite Bible stories when I was growing up.

I love that Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to a duel of gods.

I love that he makes it hard on his God.  I love that he mocks the prophets when their god doesn't respond.

It probably says quite a lot about me that I like these things about the story.

The point of the story, of course, is that the God of Israel, is a true God capable of acting in the world while Baal, the idol is just that, and idol, with no power to help his people.

Of course, we are told not to put God to the test, but that is exactly what Elijah does, he tests God against the god of his adversaries and God wins.

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