Amos
Introduction

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Injustice
Cruelty and Violence
Absurdities
Intolerance
Science and History
Contradictions
Prophecy
Women
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Amos: Cruelty and Violence

  1. The divine pyromaniac threatens to "send fire unto" Hazael, Gaza, Tyrus, Teman, Rabbah, Moab, and Judah. 1:4, 7, 10, 12, 14; 2:2, 5

  2. "I will ... cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven ... and the people of Syria shall go into captivity." 1:5

  3. "I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD." 1:8

  4. God will "slay all the princes" of Moab.2:3

  5. God destroyed the Amorites who were a race of giants as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks. 2:9

  6. God's creative ways of kiilling people and breaking things. 3:12-15

  7. God afflicted the Israelites with "cleanness of teeth" (famine,) drought, blasting, and mildew. He killed them with pestilence, slaughtered them with the sword, and "made the stink of their camps come up into their noses." Destroyed them like they were from Sodom and Gomorrah. And yet they still didn't return to him. What is wrong with people? 4:6-11

  8. "Therefore thus will I do unto thee .... Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel." 4:12

  9. "For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten." 5:3

  10. "Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it." 5:6

  11. When there is wailing and mourning, you'll know God's been there. 5:16-17

  12. God says, "If there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die." 6:9

  13. "The LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts."
    (God will destroy people's houses.) 6:11

  14. Next God sends a fire that consumes both land and sea. 7:4

  15. God will kill the house of Jeroboam with the sword. 7:9-11

  16. Amos tells Amaziah that his wife will become a whore, his children will be killed, and he'll die in a pagan country. 7:17

  17. "The songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place." 8:3

  18. God will kill so many people that dead bodies will lay everywhere. 8:3

  19. "I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day." 8:10

  20. "In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst." 8:13

  21. They shall fall, and never rise up again." 8:14

  22. God will "cut them in the head" and "slay the last of them with the sword." Any that try to escape by diving to the bottom of the sea will be bitten, at God's command, by a sea-serpent. God will set his "eyes upon them for evil, not for good." 9:1-4

  23. God will melt the land with his touch and then drown it in a flood. 9:5

  24. God will destroy the "the sinful kingdom" and "all the sinners" among his people. 9:8-10