Q: Why Did Elisha Curse Youths for Mocking Him?

After performing a miracle in Jericho, the prophet Elisha went to Bethel...
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4 thoughts on “Q: Why Did Elisha Curse Youths for Mocking Him?

  1. Wondered about that event. You brought clarity to it along with a warning to those who would mock the things of God.
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you for the clarity, although this story still bothers me. How do we reconcile this with what Jesus taught. Jesus said “For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” If we then are greater than John who according to Jesus is greater than Elisha, why are we instructed to …. Jesus teaches us that we are to love even our enemies. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ‘ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven”? We are not to curse or retaliate.

    Thank you! James

  3. Great to be back in touch with you guys again!! God did the work as He pleases, Elisha just spoke the words. I have to share this at midweek study!!!
    God grant you endurance in sharing the truth I’ve been reading for thirty years from your magazine. Also peace and grace with the critics!

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