The difficulties of holy war passages in the Old Testament [Christians & War – Deuteronomy 20, part 3]

In part 1 and part 2 of this series on Deuteronomy 20, we learned that Israel’s priests and army officers are to address the army before battle. Now God gives them some instructions about how to carry out battle. If you aren’t aware of these passages of Scripture, brace yourselves, as they can be shocking.Continue reading “The difficulties of holy war passages in the Old Testament [Christians & War – Deuteronomy 20, part 3]”

If God told you to kill children, would you do it? (Two Thoughts on those Holy War passages in the Old Testament)

If God told you to kill children would you do it? Quite a question, isn’t it?  The answer should be an obvious “No”, right? We’re studying the biblical book of Deuteronomy on Sunday mornings at Faith Church, and we’ve come to some troubling passages where God commands the armies of Israel to kill children. InContinue reading “If God told you to kill children, would you do it? (Two Thoughts on those Holy War passages in the Old Testament)”