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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 Two: Last week we addressed this question by recalling God’s absolute authority over creation and the fact we are all deserving of judgment even before we are born. There are a couple more points that pertain to this discussion: these are the differences between man and God, as well as the nature of the value of human life.

Actions such as genocide are forbidden to human beings because our wisdom, perspective and character are not sufficient to decide who lives and dies wit...


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