By Gary DeVaney
Was Solomon God’s Wisest of Men?
I Kings 2:20-25 Bathsheba, King Solomon’s mother, asked him for Abishag to become Adonijah’s wife. Solomon said: I will not refuse you. Solomon lied to his mother and he had (his brother) Adonijah murdered.
I Kings 2:29 Solomon ordered Joab, (his father, David’s Captain) murdered.
I Kings 3:1 Solomon married the daughter of the Pharaoh, King of Egypt.
I Kings 3:4 Solomon offered 1,000 burnt offerings “holocausts” (sacrifices).
I Kings 3:25 Solomon’s decision was to divide (cut up) the child, equally.
Solomon gambled and won that the real mother would save the child by giving it to the other woman. What if the 2 women had agreed to cutting up the child?
I Kings 8:63 Solomon sacrificed to God 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. KJV
I Kings 9:20 Solomon conscripted all non-Israelites as forced laborers (slaves).
I Kings 10:1-13 The Queen of Sheba was indeed impressed with Solomon’s wisdom. They exchanged gifts and she gave Solomon much Gold.
Ah, Solomon, the gigolo!
I Kings 10:23 Solomon surpassed in riches and wisdom all the Kings on Earth.
Matthew 19:24 Jesus said: It’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter Heaven?
I Kings 11:3 Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
Wow! Solomon the stud! But, behold God’s commands concerning wives, gold and silver in:
Deuteronomy 17:14-18 You may set a King over you that God will choose; one among your brethren not a foreigner. He shall not multiply for himself wives nor gold and silver.
Solomon did not obey the unchanging, omnipotent Biblical God’s rules.
1.7% Of Solomon’s Wives & Concubines
I Kings 11:4 When Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart to strange Gods. His heart was not entirely with the Lord.
Solomon ended up worshipping other gods. I view that Solomon’s wisdom took. God chose Solomon – didn’t He? Solomon was not a warring King. Do you like Solomon?
I Kings 11:6 Solomon did Evil.
I Kings 11:9-12 God was angry at Solomon. God won’t deprive Solomon, but will take it out on his son.
What? Here it is, AGAIN! God does punish the son for the sins of the father, C&V. Can you spell Biblical c-o-n-t-r-a-d-i-c-t-i-o-n?
I Kings 11:11 Solomon failed to keep God’s statutes.
Solomon wrote the Book of Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and some other parts of the Bible. Solomon obviously did not make Heaven as after God gave him “wisdom”, he ended up serving other gods. Solomon’s wisdom obviously was brilliant – as this God proved to be heinous.
Solomon Wrote Portions Of The Bible
I Kings 11:42 Solomon reigned over all Israel 40 years and died.
God proved to favor Solomon in spite of all his sins. God murdered others for much less offenses. Does this again prove that God is not just or fair? God plays favorites!
Holman Bible Dictionary: Solomon’s politically-motivated marriages brought many other gods and their worship into Jerusalem: I Kings 11:1-8.
How is humanity any better off because of what God has done to mankind? Are we better off in this God’s creation of inter-parasitical survival? Every living thing lives off other living things. For something to live, things must die. For something to live well, more things must die. What a “creation” this “God of Love” has provided.
Is the Biblical God “the missing link” in man’s evolution?
Can you hold faith and doubt simultaneously? Can you explain the technique? Do they amount to mere EMOTIONS (“do wants” / “don’t wants” – and their intensities)?
Which does God ask for more – love or obedience? Can you successfully be ordered to love? If you were to describe your love for God, would it come across mostly as fear?
If God didn’t care about His holocaust of the flood where almost everybody in the world died why would He care about 6 million Jews or the 50 million total dead as the result of WWII? Why would God really care if your daughter was hit by a truck, was a suffering cripple for 50 years and then died?
Another War Causality?
Is God saying: If you like what I like, you are moral. If you don’t like what I like, you are immoral? Want what I want. Don’t want what I don’t want? Love Me. Support my feelings and agendas – or else?
Jeremiah shouted at God: Why do you treat me like this? You’ve abused me.
During a televised debate a religious authority on the panel announced: You know, God talks to me all the time, and ghosts visit me in my bedroom. A complete invisible world is more real to me than intellect and reason.
When faith, ghosts and other fantasies are introduced, has the quality and integrity of the debate digressed or diminished in any manner? Nonsense can never be explained.
Ghost (Never To Be Explained) Stonehenge
Questions? Corrections? Comments?