In order to establish the logical principles that God exists and that He is in control of nature, God turned over the world (with the miracles of the exodus and Sinai).
In any case, your lack of appreciation for Hezekiah’s career and your exaggeration of Jesus’ career needs to be put in perspective. Assyria was the most powerful nation of the time. It was the scourge of the land.
Bible 819 has been commenting on this blog for a while now.
Shining Through In Exodus 35, Moses relays God’s commandment to build the tabernacle to Israel. Before Moses actually tells the people about the tabernacle he tells them about the Sabbath. He tells them that work is not to be done on Sabbath and that they cannot kindle fire on that holy day
To those Christians who find it outrageous to consider that the Jewish people have a special understanding of Torah, One of you, David I believe, misrepresented the Jewish position on this matter. He made the Jewish position out to be one of racial superiority. This misrepresentation is egregious and serves only to malign others, but David feels like this is justified
Annelise on Monotheism The wisdom of Judaism stands out among other religions, proclaiming that the soul owes its allegiance not to any finite thing, but to the Maker of all things and powers.
Order out of Chaos The Bible describes the creation of the world as a rectification process. First there was darkness and emptiness.
Annelise Responds to Answering Judaism
Power and Purpose Of all of the plagues with which God struck the Egyptians it is the smiting of the firstborn that is singled out for its own remembrance (Exodus 13:2). What is this remembrance
Devotion to a Distinct Personality by Annelise Sometimes the worshipers of Jesus who want to share their beliefs with others try to separate three ideas, which actually can’t stand independently in this conversation. First, that there can be an ‘incarnation’ of God; not just that He is working through something in creation but that He personally is standing in that place. Second, that God has ‘compound unity in Himself’ and relationship between Himself, somehow mystically (but knowable to humans through revelation)