Religion: Jehu and the Seventy Sons of Ahab

SamSword

Jehu slaughters Ahab's sons

I was reading recently in the book of I and II Kings and had an epiphany. Toward the end of chapter 10 in the second book, I came to an abrupt halt when I read about the slaughter of the 70 sons of Ahab, his confidants, friends and even acquaintances. Anyone remotely related to him and any connection to the worship of Baal was annihilated by Jehu and his men.

My initial response was if that happened today, if all the people around the world were slaughtered who were connected to idol worship and the dark force that pretends to be light, few would be left standing. There are do many things connected with such idolatry. Media. Sports. Music. Movies. Institutions great and small. School systems. Social systems. And, yes, even churches.

I shuddered at the thought, composed myself, and read on.

To begin with, the seventy sons had their…

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