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Of God, The Bears and Bald Heads


Today, we are gonna read from the book of (2 Kings 2:23-25).

Read with me >>> 23. Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!” 24. When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number. 25. And he went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.

I want to address two or three issues that your pastor may have forgotten to mention, with regard to this obnoxious story. The first item regards Elishas bald head. When the the young lads came to Elisha and mocked him, about his bald head, i actually thought that was a simple matter, that one would ignore. Young men always do this stupid things of mocking older men. In any case baldness is a genetic condition. And God knows it, if not Elisha. So why curse the boys? Just dismiss them! But Elisha kinda gets worked up and curses the two innocent boys in the name of the LORD.

This curse results in two bears, obviously brought by the Lord, to tear up 42 lads. This looks barbaric, too reactionary from people that have Gods spirit. See what am saying? We can not accept and worship a God who lacks a sense of maturity, a sense of pardon for the young and restless. And what does this say about baldness, is it a bad thing? Why did Elisha get offended, a great prophet of God? I find bald men sexy ( am not gay). Surely, we need to examine the bible more closely, and we need to accept facts when they are facts.

I am telling Kenyans not to trust this kind of God, the Christian God. He is as barbaric as it gets! Become free from religious indoctrination.

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One comment on “Of God, The Bears and Bald Heads

  1. Cary Fuller
    March 11, 2016

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for your effort and for your considered engagement with this passage in the Word of God. It’s certainly not an easy one. Your efforts to dissuade others might even – by some – be considered honorable in some contexts. However, you must realise that you are by your actions coming against the ‘chief-cornerstone’ of the faith (Isaiah 26:16-18; 1 Peter 2:6). Inevitably this will only cause you to stumble and to be to your dishonor as your actions attempt to stay the hand of Holy and righteous God who is building his church in human temples not made with hands.

    No doubt you are aware that some of God’s ways are beyond knowing but in this instance its seems clear that the reason is for disrespect towards God. I personally would be more interested to know if these lads had the common sense thereafter to change their ways. I wonder how their lives turned out after this encounter.

    We need to understand that this was a large group over 42 young misguided and disrespectful youths. They are not just taunting God’s prophet but are directly mocking the prophet, God and if the comment about ‘go on up’ refers to being taken to heaven then they mock God’s power also. Either ways it is a direct disrespect to God and these youths had certainly gathered to confront him. Maybe they had planned in their hearts to begin stoning the prophet to death we just don’t know! Certainly, this is not to justify God and this would serve only to take the free will of humanity away if God intervened every time bad things were to happened. This He does sometimes and at others allows his own to be glorified through their death. His Kingdom is not of this world. God sometimes delivers from trouble and sometimes allows it even on is people I.e. His saints and other prophets were killed but this is always according to His time. So this has I sense little to do with God seeing the lads future and intervening per-say but is rather a rebuke and a warning to them and God showing forth of the power of God.

    This event is serious it represents a bombastic arrogance and disrespect before a living righteous God. To verbally dishonor God and behave in this way towards Elijah was taken with extreme seriousness by God as in this culture of honour and dishonor -these youth are insolent and disrespectful towards God, His power and his word. This attack as – others have suggested – is not simply about taunting of a bald man. Understanding the deeper context we sense this was an attack on the very character of God. You may find some of the explanations further helpful at http://www.gotquestions.org/Elisha-baldhead.html.

    Disagreeing and judging God is born within us naturally and it takes considerable effort to restrain from assuming our wisdom can bring a charge against God. But he is still building his church and we will all inevitably one day realize that our human wisdom stumbles on God. We all struggle with perceptions regarding the righteousness of God. At first God can seem like a ruling malevolent and a hateful tyrant and yet we must in the end like all humans be silenced by the King of Kings and Lord of Lord in His loving, merciful and yet just application of inevitable appropriate judgement.

    God bless

    Sincerely

    Cary Fuller.

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