Category Archives: Violence and Atrocities

Why does God tell us to love our enemies?

In Matthew 5:43-44, Jesus tells His hearers to love their enemies: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who … Continue reading

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How could you love a God who told father Abraham to kill his son?

Here is the passage referred to: And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only … Continue reading

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How can anyone love a God who killed all those people at the Flood?

Your question is tying unlike concepts together. That’s like saying, “How could anyone love a guy who holds up a umbrella in the rain?” The man was not holding up the umbrella in a love context; the action was not … Continue reading

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Why would the law put a child to death for hitting or cursing his parents?

Here are the two verses: And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 21:15, 17) Remember that … Continue reading

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Why did an angry God kill everyone at the Flood? (with video slideshow)

Here is what the Bible actually says: And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that … Continue reading

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Why did God tell Moses to kill children?

Here is the passage: “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man intimately. But keep alive for yourselves all the young girls who have not known a man intimately” (Numbers … Continue reading

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Why would God command violence toward the Israelites in the Old Testament?

Do keep the violence in perspective. God made a covenant with the people of ancient Israel. The covenant through Moses stated that God would bless them with his protection and provision if they obeyed him, and visit them with war, … Continue reading

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If God is pro-life, why did he command the slaughter of infants and children in the OT?

If we believe in freedom, why do we imprison our own citizens? If we believe in freedom of speech, why do people sue others for slander? If we believe in equal opportunity employment for all, then why would Democrats refuse … Continue reading

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How could God accept slavery?

What comes to mind when you think of the word slavery? Plantations. Back-breaking labor under the hot sun. Harriet Tubman. Whippings. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Slave auctions. The Civil War. Abraham Lincoln and the Proclamation of Emancipation. Frederick Douglass. Chattel. Slave … Continue reading

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