Malachi
Introduction

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Contradictions
Injustice
Absurdities
Cruelty and Violence
Intolerance
Good Stuff
Family Values
Language
Prophecy
Interpretation
Science and History
Women

Cruelty and Violence in Malachi

  1. God continues to demand animal sacrifices. And not just any animals will do. He is insulted when blind, lame, or sick animals are killed for him. 1:7-14

  2. God will burn "the wicked" and the "righteous" will walk around on their ashes. 4:1-3

  3. The Old Testament ends fittingly with these words: "lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." 4:6