An Enemy Called Violence


Even though the Hebrews believe God to be loving, he is not found pleasant in
all situations.God is helpful, rewarding, and caring in the Bible toward the people who
have faith in him; and is also known to be devastating, and at times overwhelming to
his opponents when God inflicts forces of violence. The force of violence plays a
major roll in Genesis and Exodus.Three main events in Genesis/Exodus come to mind
when discussing the privileges of God's followers or the violence against God's
opponents.God regrets his creation of mankind and exercises force against the
wicked and evil people by creating a flood to cover up his error.This error shows how
God relates to humans by making mistakes.God, however, finds Noah to be faithful
and spares his life to reward him.Joseph also finds favor in God's eyes and is kept
safe through his hardship.The force is inflicted by Joseph's brothers because they are
jealous of Joseph and it would be beneficial for them if he was out of the way.God
exercises force a second time in Exodus against the Pharaoh and Egypt, because God
cares about his faithful people and wishes to free them from the Pharaoh.His
intentions are also to show Egypt that he is real and is also extremely powerful.
One of thefirst forces of violence in biblical history is when God decides to
create a flood to destroy all of mankind to eliminate his error.It is believed that he
creates the flood by releasing the window of the heavens.He decides that the people
he created are evil and wicked, which originated in the Garden of Eden with Adam and
Eve.The people are not faithful and do not have a relationship with God.He regrets
created mankind, because they are the reason for corruption in his new world (Genesis
Noah and his family are the only humans that God wants to survive.God favors
Noah because he has proved himself to be a ritous man …

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