Do Christians honestly believe that this god deserves to be worshiped? Why would he divinely ‘inspire’ such atrocities as these?…:
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters.
And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them.
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.
Samaria shall become desolate: for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
":And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.":
What can babies and children possibly do to deserve being slaughtered? For Christians that insist that this is ":out of context":, please justify the context by which murdering babies and ":ripping up": of pregnant women is justifiable behavior for a loving god. Thanks.
You’re mostly quoting prophecies, not commandments. By claiming that those prophecies are commands from God, you slander Him. If you’re doing that intentionally, you are from your own father, the Devil, the original liar and manslayer!
Families in Jerusalem really did eat there own dead children, in fulfillment of those prophecies, during the Roman siege: not because God commanded them to – because He didn’t – but because they were desperate, and they had already compromised the laws and principles that God had commanded them to obey, and compromised them even further, just to fill their own bellies.
In the one exception, Numbers 31, where God commanded Israel to slaughter the Midianites, it was because the Midianites had conspired with demons, to seduce the Israelites into fornication and Pagan worship, in defiance of Israel’s covenant with Jehovah.
Yes, I honestly believe God deserves to be worshiped and he did not inspire he commanded. As to why it is simple. He loved his chosen people and pronounced judgment on an evil race. Since he was going to wipe out the men, and women have already been shown to lead men astray the children would be left without mother or father so death was a better solution. Not to mention if they grew up under their parents instruction they would have died a second death and not just once. Those that died before the age of accountability get a free pass to Heaven, at least that is how I see it.
You will also note that when his people did not do as commanded those people were blessed by God never to be wiped out again and consequently became a thorn in the side of all the Israelites.
Finally, you are a human and think in the limited scope of your understanding. God is not human and his ways are not human or humane they are divine and holy. Furthermore had Adam and Eve remained pure or those after the Ark returned to God he would have returned to us. But they did not and many of us follow suit.
HE doesn’t kill the innocent it’s just that all those men and women are doing some evil sin so they will make their off spring to commit the same thing so God wipes them out.
I think G-d is nothing like the ":god": Christians worship. If we chose to believe them then we would expect G-d to be an angry, vengeful, murdering sadist…thankfully the real G-d is nothing like that.
I’ve been told all my life that this is for testing our faith. But these days, who knows?
Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you,saith the Lord of hosts.
I guess these people were like you and denied God.
You don’t know God. To know Him is to know that He is love.
god is pro choice
there is always a reason for what God does.we just don’t understand what the reasons are unfortunately.