Ask a Pastor Column
October 7, 2021
Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions
Q: How could a loving God command genocide? God told Israel to kill all of the Canaanites, men women and children!
Part One: The first question I would have to ask this person is whether they are accusing God of injustice or inconsistency? In order to accuse God of injustice we would have to know more about justice than God does and be powerful enough to hold Him to our point of view. I don’t see that happening any time soon.
If our wish is to reconcile God’s love and goodness with his sterner commands in the Bible, then we must begin...