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Atheists also waged war. Examples: Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot.
The difference is that atheism doesn't have a rule book commanding us to
wage genocide like Jews and Christians do.
The issue is war, jackass, not genocide.If you do it, you are guilty of it.
How can you be guilty of doing what God tells you to do?
"And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt
smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with
them, nor shew mercy unto them." (Deuteronomy 7:2)
Who was God instructing the Israelites to "utterly destroy"?
Amalek, which God commanded the Israelites to attack from generation to
generation, without end.
No. That is wrong. Deuteronomy 7:1 reads, "When the LORD thy God shall
bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out
many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the
and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites,
seven nations greater and mightier than thou...". (Taken from the King James
Version, obviously your favorite translation of Holy Writ.)
Amalek, or rather the Amalekites, are not even mentioned.
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Why was God instructing the Israelites to "utterly destroy" them?
Because he's an unforgiving bastard.
Do you have anything that will irrefutably prove that, or is that just your
Do you believe that God actually exists, and that he is an unforgiving God?
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Are Christians expected to follow those instructions here and now in the
Jesus said even the smallest stroke of the Law will not pass away before
heaven and earth pass away.
No. That is totally irrelevant. The instructions of God for the Israelites
to destroy those seven nations were not included in, nor were they a part
of the Mosaic Law.
Furthermore, Christians are not under the Mosaic Law.
"For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law,
but under grace." (Romans 6:14)
"Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how
that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the
woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so
long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law
of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to
another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be
dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she
be married to another man.
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body
of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised
from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For when we
were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in
our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered
from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve
in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known
sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said,
Thou shalt not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment,
wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was
dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment
came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained
to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the
commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Wherefore the law is holy,
and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin,
that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good;
that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know
that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin." (Romans 7)
"For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it
is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which
are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is
justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall
live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them
shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that
hangeth on a tree." (Galatians 3:10-13)
"Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we
might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer
under a schoolmaster." (Galatians 3:24-25)
"Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified
by the law; ye are fallen from grace." (Galatians 5:4)
(All passages above were quoted from your beloved KJV.)