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    Default Question about Aaron and the golden calf

    Why wasn't Aaron punished for making the golden calf?

    Did he "give in" to the people's urgings? Was that a weakness, or was there something else behind his making of the calf?

    Did he fear the people more than he feared God?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annette
    Did he "give in" to the people's urgings? Was that a weakness, or was there something else behind his making of the calf?
    I would say this is a LEADERSHIP deficiency and a valuable object lesson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annette
    Why wasn't Aaron punished for making the golden calf?
    He did, God killed him.

    Did he "give in" to the people's urgings? Was that a weakness, or was there something else behind his making of the calf?
    He wimped out.

    Did he fear the people more than he feared God?
    Looks that way to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Cathlo-Baptist View Post
    So, you're saying the context negates what the verse clearly and plainly teaches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invictus
    He did, God killed him.

    He wimped out.

    Looks that way to me.
    When did God kill him? It wasn't right away, was it?
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    Aaron does not die (until Numbers 20) until just prior to the final campaigns against Sihon and Og and entrance into the promised land.

    And why did Aaron and ALL of the men of that generation (save Joshua and Caleb) die? "Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah."

    It was punishment for the sin at Meribah, not the golden bull.
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    I am sure that GOD did not punish Aaron openly. I beleive Aaron was truly repentant. I am gonna have to watch the 10 commandments again and then get back with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annette
    When did God kill him? It wasn't right away, was it?
    God rarely kills anybody right away, but to give you a little idea of what the Lord was going to do to Aaron for building the calf, check this out...

    Deut 9:[20] And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
    [21] And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.

    Now upon further review God killed Aaron for the strife of the water at Meribah, so I stand corrected. God was going to wipe Aaron out for the calf, but Moses used some intercessory prayer and God over looked it.

    When Moses and Aaron failed to sanctify God in the eyes of the people at the waters of Meribah and Moses smote the rock, God was angry at them and they both lost their ticket to the promised land. God took Aaron up to mount Hor where he died and Moses went up to mount Nebo where he died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Cathlo-Baptist View Post
    So, you're saying the context negates what the verse clearly and plainly teaches?
    Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invictus
    God rarely kills anybody right away, but to give you a little idea of what the Lord was going to do to Aaron for building the calf, check this out...

    Deut 9:[20] And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
    [21] And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.

    Now upon further review God killed Aaron for the strife of the water at Meribah, so I stand corrected. God was going to wipe Aaron out for the calf, but Moses used some intercessory prayer and God over looked it.

    When Moses and Aaron failed to sanctify God in the eyes of the people at the waters of Meribah and Moses smote the rock, God was angry at them and they both lost their ticket to the promised land. God took Aaron up to mount Hor where he died and Moses went up to mount Nebo where he died.
    Thanks for posting that Scripture. That helped me understand better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bob Griffin
    Aaron does not die (until Numbers 20) until just prior to the final campaigns against Sihon and Og and entrance into the promised land.

    And why did Aaron and ALL of the men of that generation (save Joshua and Caleb) die? "Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah."

    It was punishment for the sin at Meribah, not the golden bull.
    I caught it while I was posting some verses and corrected myself, but a good catch on you part in any event.

    Question for you...

    Num.20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

    Now we know that Moses smote the rock, but who is the "he" that said "Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

    Did Aaron say that and then Moses smote the rock or did Moses say that and then smite the rock? It seems to me after looking at this again that Aaron made the statement and Moses hit the rock, whereas before I thought Moses made the statement and hit the rock.

    What do you say?
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    OT: So every action is decreed by God, right? The rape of a 3-year-old...
    Mick: Yes

    Infants that are not elect go to hell to be punished justly for their sin.~Squirrel

    God wants sin to occur. - Bloviating Theologian

    God in his sovereignty can and does use some pedophiles in positions of leadership in gospel preaching churches to advance the gospel- Stephen

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Cathlo-Baptist View Post
    So, you're saying the context negates what the verse clearly and plainly teaches?
    Please.

 

 

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