[On God ordering the complete destruction Caananite people]
Your assumption that God would "torture, maim, or kill any man, woman, or child without a just cause" is the weakness of your case. You have grossly overestimated the goodness of man. God acts in judgement because man is evil. There is no one who is good. What God did to the Canaanites is what we all deserve. It is only by his grace that we live even one day. The cause of God is just. [...]
The God of the Bible is a God who is all good. It is only our own wickedness that prevents us from seeing this. When God acts in judgement it is good. One day, God will destroy the earth and everything in it. In doing so he will be completely just.
Only a fool asks God for justice. Seek mercy.
dbaeder, Theology Web 3 Comments
[7/19/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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