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Have you heard the story of Jonah? God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, the Assyrian capital and prophesy their destruction. [Spirituality & Religion]

Jonah didn't want to because he thought the Assyrians would kill him. The Assyrians tortured people who had a religion other than theirs, or another opinion. They would put hooks in their tongs and stake them to the ground, skin them alive, gouge out their eyes etc.

So Jonah ran from God. He jumped on a ship. God was angry with him and made a storm. Jonah realized that God was angry with him and he said "throw me overboard because its my fault that there is a storm." The men on the ship realized that God made the storm because He was angry, and that Jonahs God controlled the storm. They threw Jonah overboard and a big fish swallowed him. And then the storm quieted down. Jonah repented and told God that he would go to the Assyrians, even though he probably would get killed by them. He went and they repented.

God saved the city!
SimplyTracie · 22-25, F
Jonah? Was he swallowed by a whale?
Pfuzylogic · M
[@10970,SimplyTracie]
I am just saying God first period.
You will always have the poor.
SimplyTracie · 22-25, F
[@3118,Pfuzylogic] Hmmm
Carazaa · F
[@3118,Pfuzylogic] Good for you putting God first, wow. Not many do. If you are luke warm your prayers will have lukewarm answers. I wont take any chances. I want God to be happy with me, because he has feelings too. Even if I get no rewards or have none of my prayers answered I will still stick with God. But he answers our prayers if we are obedient, and have faith as much as a mustard seed. So how can we go wrong with God. I want God to bless my family. So far no evaquations or fires near my house praise God!

I hope you are ok and not near the fires, or disaster area?
Gaiia · F
It is one of the stories that show compassion of God in the old testament
And a good time was had by all...
Carazaa · F
[@327405,theoneyouwerewarnedabout] That's right!
I’ve always looked at it is more of lesson not literal. Like say face your fears. It might be difficult and it might not go your way but it’s the right thing to do.
No since I’m actually here. [@412486,Oosure]
Carazaa · F
[@412486,Oosure] I agree it is literal for the most part!
I’m saying I just worry about it. I just see the lesson. Some of doubtfully true.[@889684,Carazaa]
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
[quote]God saved the city![/quote]

From Himself! 😵
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
[@889684,Carazaa] They can't both be tyrants?

Why take Jonah annyway, knowing full well that the guy didn't want to go?
In His omnipotence, why not choose someone that says: "okay, let's do this?".
Why all the drama with the whale?

But again... great piece of literature! Really romantic! but for people that take things literally... I mean, seriously you guys and girls? Seriously?
Carazaa · F
[@421865,Kwek00] No they can't both be tyrants, you are right. The Assyrians were tyrants, and God makes the rules and standards for behavior. And "[b]the wages of sin is death"[/b] But because he loved them he sent Jonas to warn them of their destruction. Because their repentance (they fell to the ground, they were sorry for their behaviors, and begged God to save them. He had compassion on them.
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
[@889684,Carazaa] 🤦‍♂️
You forgot the rest of the book. It continues another chapter ...
Carazaa · F
[@280888,BridgeOvertroubledWaters] I summarized it. What would you add?
[@889684,Carazaa] The main point is in the last chapter ... you missed it completely

 
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