Question 544

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Why did God cause the offspring of animals to die in the 10 plagues?


The Egyptians BELIEVED that the First Born from human to animals had a “Spark of Divinity” in them therefore they regarded them as special, highly prized, and in most cases given god like status and worshiped as such.

Each of the Ten Plagues outlined in the Book of Exodus, starting in Chapter 7 and ending with the death of the First Born in Chapter 11 was an attack upon each and everything that the Egyptians worshiped as a god to prove that they were POWERLESS against the Creator of the Universe, the Almighty God of the Israelites.

The Lord declared in Deuteronomy 5:7, & Isaiah 46:9…

Deuteronomy 5:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.

Man HAS NOT changed, he has MANY gods that take many different forms today that he places ahead or values more then he does the Lord in the likes of…

– The god of money or Fortune.

– The god of Power, Authority, or Position.

– The god of Pleasure (sexual or otherwise).

– The god of Higher Learning (Academia), or Sports.

– The god of Materialism (acquirement of things).

– The god of Work or Social standing within the community.

In reality worship is… THE DEVOTION of Time, Energy, and Resources in whatever a person VALUES MOST.

In Conclusion:

I am not saying that Working, playing Sports, or gaining Higher Education etc, are evil for these are ALL COMMENDABLE when kept within there proper perspectives.

It is only when theses things are taken out and exploited beyond their God ordained boundries and abused for personal gain and satisfactions which in consequence devoids the Lord of OUR Time, Our Energy, and Our Resources that belong only to him.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23