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Bishop Barron says Elijah was “fired” by God for slaying the prophets of Baal. Your thoughts?
Tony Smith
Modernist bullshit. How could Elias do such a thing without the power of God backing him up? After all it wasn't done by the power of Elias but by the power of God !
Liam Ronan
@Frauenthemen und Vanitas No miracle when God does not approve: 1 Kings 18: 36-40 "Elijah went near the altar. “Lord, you are the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel,” he prayed. “Prove that you are the God of Israel and that I am your servant. Show these people that you commanded me to do all these things. 37 Lord, answer my prayer so these people will know that you, Lord, are God and that you …More
@Frauenthemen und Vanitas No miracle when God does not approve: 1 Kings 18: 36-40 "Elijah went near the altar. “Lord, you are the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel,” he prayed. “Prove that you are the God of Israel and that I am your servant. Show these people that you commanded me to do all these things. 37 Lord, answer my prayer so these people will know that you, Lord, are God and that you will change their minds.”

38 Then fire from the Lord came down and burned the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, and the ground around the altar. It also dried up the water in the ditch. 39 When all the people saw this, they fell down to the ground, crying, “The Lord is God! The Lord is God!”

40 Then Elijah said, “Capture the prophets of Baal! Don’t let any of them run away!” The people captured all the prophets. Then Elijah led them down to the Kishon Valley, where he killed them.
Ivan Tomas
What are you talking about?
You agree with bp. Barron?
Liam Ronan
@Ivan Tomas Not at all. God would not have burned the sacrifice to confirm and witness to Elijah as His prophet and then 'fired' him for slaying the priests of Baal subsequently in consequence; as though God had no idea what Elijah would do to those pagan priests. Bp. Baron makes no sense.
Ivan Tomas
Ok. Good. Thank you. The begin of your writing before the quotation wasn't clear enough for me.
Liam Ronan
@Ivan Tomas Thanks. I could have expressed it more evenly.
Hound of Heaven
My Bible appears to be bowdlerized; it seems to be missing the "Blessed are the pompous, for they are like a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal signifying nothing" verse (St Paul and Shakespeare clearly cribbed parts of this.
mccallansteve
He comes across as totally full of himself. Thank God I don't listen to a word he says.
John A Cassani
This is definitely a bit of eisagesis, which any good Scripture prof warns against.
Boanerges Boanerges
Barron, could it be that you are fired for not slaying thousands of prophets of Baal infesting Our Church today? Could that be it? Maybe it's just me, but I don't remember Bible being critical of Elijah, quite contrary, together with Moses he is the greatest prophet of the Old Testament, appearing next to Jesus on the mountain of transfiguration.
Simon North
@Boanerges Boanerges He IS one of the prophets of Baal.
Orthocat
These modernists are always re-interpreting Scripture to suit their errors. Today at Mass (N.O.) we had the Gospel about the Syro-Phonecian woman. The homilist gave that stupid reading that Jesus Christ - Son of God, the 2nd Person of the Trinity - was schooled by that sassy woman about his prejudice!