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1 Kings 18:27 It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them...

is right because later Elijah said he only did what God told him

do you agree?
 
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Right or wrong (prophets often throw in some of their own stuff in with their message from God), some deviations are allowed by God (as in not punishing the prophet), as long as the message remains the same. We were made with brains and free will and often the messages God gives us is a general messages that are given drama so to speak, to make the message more listenable. Not sure its right, but I have seen it happen.
 
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One will reap what one does. Amen
So they tried to make a mockery of God and God show them who is mocked.
 
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"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. " Psalm 2:1-4

And so when a man is a man of God and he is speaking what God puts in his mouth, how could it be wrong? Did Elijah add anything to what God gave him to say on that day? Perhaps later if it pleases God we will know for certain...
 
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One thing is sure, one chasing after God's own heart will take a reproach, re prove or rebuke in complete silence. Amen

The Lord sometimes uses us to chastise a fallen soldier; His sheep know His voice. And His voice comes forth through many water's all flowing in and out of the river of life, Father God. Amen
 
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1 Kings 18:27 It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them...

is right because later Elijah said he only did what God told him

do you agree?
In Elijah's defense, he was not insulting 'them' but rather their dead god.

1 Kings 18:27 It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.”
 
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At times the evil that men do needs to be mocked, but we need be certainly that it is time to mock. Only God knows the when and the whom. If we really do know it is because God told us and that may be the case with Elijah. Only God always knows the time to speak and the time to be silent and those to whom He has spoken. We do need to be always hearing His voice, but we do hear other voices. We do need to recognize the difference.

As to insulting a dead god, while that may be so, men also without God are also effectively dead in the eyes of God even they are still walking around in the flesh and talking in the flesh. The question then to ask is do we have the eyes of God always?
 
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careful bro you don't become deceived the "tolerance" agenda
Agreed. We should not tolerate evil. I am just harping on the ''mocking them''. I don't think there is evidence of anyone in the bible mocking someone personally. We have to draw a clear line on that.

When I read your OP, Jesus talking to the Pharisees immediately came to mind. We must properly discern how Jesus spoke to them. Jesus mocked their deeds, not them. It is important to understand that Elijah is mocking their dead god and not them.

The kind of wording Elijah uses hits his point home immediately. Very effective speaking style. There are many lines from Jesus where He is borderline sarcastic too.
 
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What would it mean for us if Elijah overstepped the mark here? He was human like the rest of us, and, like us, his best efforts bore the marks of his humanity.
 
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