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But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:3 not a God in Israel. King Ahaziah, son of Ahab and Jezebel, reigned only two years, following in the pagan idolatry of his parents. Although he certainly knew about the total defeat of the priests of Baal by Elijah at Carmel, as well as his father’s death as predicted by the prophet Micaiah, he nevertheless chose to seek help from a heathen prophet instead of the God of Israel. The sin of modern Christendom is much greater even than this, as two thousand years of Christian witness are being everywhere rejected in deference to the evolutionism and occultism of the ancient pagan gods.

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