God says “do not kill”, yet we see Him commit genocide in the Bible. Why?

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Speaker 1

Yeah, I think that’s a good idea.

Speaker 2

All right. So Kyle says, how can God claim that he’s better than us when he rules us with a quote? Do as I say, not as I do. Quote policy setting us with the rule that we should not kill while indulging frequently in genocidal act.

Speaker 3

Hey, Kyle, I just want to say hey, thanks so much for joining us from Twitch. Glad you could join us. And it’s a great question because I know a lot of people struggle with this, and it’s understandable because there are a lot of Christians, lifelong Christians, who don’t understand this and really misrepresent God. And a lot of people also don’t even give up on the Old Testament, just say whatever. There’s two different gods, and I just believe the New Testament. But I guarantee you there’s one God of the entire Bible, and his love is seen throughout. And I think the most important verse, if you’re to read the Bible, is this one, one John 416. It says, and we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love. And he that dwells in love dwells in God, in God, in him. So God is love. And if we read anything else in the Bible to be contrary to that, I assure you we’re misunderstanding it. Now, does love mean never, ever kill? I like to use the example of the old movie Old Yeller, and if you’ve never seen it, go watch it.

Speaker 3

Very sad movie, but I’ll give you a spoiler alert. Right, spoiler alert if you haven’t watched it. But at the end of the movie, the dog, Old Yeller, saves this whole family. He’s the family’s dog, like the main dog, he saves them from a terrible rabid animal. And then, of course, because that animal had rabies, old Yeller gets rabies, and then he loses his mind, and it starts barking and threatening almost to kill the whole family. And the movie pretty much ends with the dad grabbing the shotgun, walks out and then hear the shot. How could a loving dad who loves the dog go and shoot the dog? But if you have to understand, though, that dog had rabies, he was not in his right mind, and he posed a threat to that dad’s family out of love. He had to put down that dog. And it’s the same exact thing with God when it comes to sin, god does not want to lose anybody, as the Bible says, Old Testament, why, oh Israel, will you die? Choose life. God wants you to choose life. Wants all of us to choose life. But he gives us a choice.

Speaker 3

He is not a dictator. He says, choose life or choose death. There’s two paths before you can pick them. But he cannot allow people to go on and continue on the path of sin. If you really understand God’s system, which is the most perfect system ever, you’ll start understanding why sin cannot be tolerated in the smallest amount, because even the smallest amount of sin will eventually trickle into a giant cascade of suffering of death, like everything we experience now in this world. That’s terrible. Yeah. All our health issues just wilting of plants. You see the birds and animals suffering, the illness going around right, that Manny mentioned. We’re dealing with all these things and it’s because of sin. And God wants to put an end to it. God can’t wait to rebuild the earth, rebuild everything, so that it’s back to being perfect like before. Adam and Eve. Sin. That’s what he wants. He wants nobody to die. The Bible says he doesn’t want to be any more death, no more sorrow, no more pain, no more suffering, no more stealing, no more killing. We could look these ten commands, for example, as being God, being unfair dictatorial, but the Bible also calls those the law of liberty, because if you’re going to say, oh, well, God’s restraining me, but he’s also putting restraints in on everybody else.

Speaker 3

And when we’re all acting under God’s law, it becomes the most perfect place ever. Ultimately, the entire law boils down to love everybody else. And to love, you must be willing to sacrifice a bit and put the interests of others first. They come first. And so if I’m watching out for Wendy, I’m watching out for Tina. Tina is watching out for Wendy, watching out for me. Wendy’s watching out for Tina and I Is anybody now left out? Is anybody being forgotten? Is anybody not getting their needs met? No. There’s no more stealing, no more killing, no more adultery, no more you go down the list, all these bad things that God wants to put an end with, we should want an end of those things too. If we like murder, if we like stealing, if we like adultery, the problem isn’t with God, and we shouldn’t be upset at God for wanting putting into those things again, out of love. God wants us to be happy. He wants us to have joy. He wants us to have peace. Just look at those words in the Bible, going to see it time and time and time again, because that’s how God wants us to be.

Speaker 3

He doesn’t want there to be depression, he doesn’t want there to be to be anxiety. He doesn’t want there to be sadness, sorrow, and he just wants us to be joy and peace and happy and to have those things. Sin must be abolished. I and want to give you a little bit more understanding too, about really how sin works. Let’s look at Romans 623. It says, for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of life sorry, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. Oh, Lord. Look at this. So it’s sin. It’s sin that repays you with death, and it’s God that gives you eternal life. And then we could choose, do we want to be with sin or do we want to be with God? God’s given us that choice. But God says, at some point in time, I am going to wipe out all sin. I’m going to wipe it out, I’m going to put it into it. And God again, doesn’t want to kill. Like, if you go back to the Old Testament, we often cited as the destruction of all those people that were in the land of Canaan.

Speaker 3

Here’s God’s original plan. Exodus 23 28, he says, and I will send hornets before you, which will drive out the canine, the hittite before you. God’s plan was sending out hornets, so he’s just going to sing them or scare them, push them out. And the Israelites were supposed to just march into Canaan. But it was the Israelites, their lack of faith, their disobedience to God that led to the slaughtering and the fighting and the battles and all these other problems God hoped to have avoided, that if his perfect will was carried out, there wouldn’t have been these battles that people rightfully don’t like and shouldn’t. And if we go down and look at, for example, Sodom and Gomorth, shouldn’t they have been destroyed? I mean, look at what state they were in. Genesis 19 four to five, it says, now before they refer to light, lot and the angels lay down the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people from every quarter surrounded the house. Why are they surrounding the house? That doesn’t sound like they’re going to be nice and just negotiate fairly. They surrounded the house and they called a lot and said to him, where are the men who came to you tonight?

Speaker 3

Bring them out to us that we may know them. Connolly so who’s trying to impose their will? Who’s trying to really take advantage of hurt and harm to other people? The whole city got to the point where this is what they were wanting to do under the gang rape, these two angels who were there, strangers. This is how wicked they came. They’re not even thinking about how evil they are that they shouldn’t do. They say, ignored Lot trying to stop them. This is why God says these people now got to the point they’re so dangerous, they’re so bad, the only merciful thing to do is to shoot them like Old Yeller, put them under mercifully. God didn’t make them suffer. He put them under and wipe them out just like God is going to do.

Speaker 1

Sorry.

Speaker 3

Yeah, no, please, go ahead.

Speaker 1

Sorry. Just to make the point, when it came to Sodom and Gomorrah and the wiping out of that city, god didn’t want to do it, and he told his servant Abraham about it. And you look at Genesis, chapter 18, and starting in verse 26, we see Abraham pleading with God, saying, don’t destroy the city. And he says, if I find something, 50 righteous people out of these thousands of people, if there’s just 50 righteous, then I will spare the place for their saints. And basically, God is like, okay, if you find 50 people, sure, let’s all spare the city. And he’s like, okay, what about 40? What about 30? And there were not any righteous in the city. There was nobody who was living in a righteous way. And when we say unrighteous, it’s like you’re saying they’re just wholly given over to evilness, like, of just hurting innocent people. And it wasn’t like they were just not doing things that don’t really hurt other people know? They were doing things that are malicious and very harmful to other people.

Speaker 2

It’s not that they lacked perfection or that they struggled with yeah. It was that they had fully given.

Speaker 3

Themselves over to evil, like being with rabies. They were the carnival in today’s.

Speaker 2

If we pick, like, more hot button topics in today’s culture, this is literally like a group of really perverted, violent rapists going into a school and harming innocent children. I mean, like, we would never allow that to happen. That’s how God is looking at the situation, and he’s saying, these are children.

Speaker 3

The apple of his eye.

Speaker 2

This is the apple of my eye, and I don’t want them to be harmed. And he is literally putting warnings up to these violent, evil people saying, don’t go there, don’t go there, don’t go there. And every time he says they don’t go there, they keep pushing that boundary further and further and further until they have fully giving themselves over to evil. And there is no end to their evilness. There is nothing that will stop them except destruction. That is the point where God steps in and says, look, I’ve tried to warn you. God is long suffering. He’s like, I have tried to warn you. I have sent this sign and this sign and this sign, this and you keep refusing to stop the evilness.

Speaker 3

And it’s not even a matter of punishment. It’s not about deterrence or punishment. It’s just like, as a matter of fact, for my other people to live and to survive and to enjoy life, you cannot exist.

Speaker 1

Yeah, it’s just for the protection of the innocent. And this with these people that God called to destroy the Amalekites, god said, you have to. Because the thing is, if any of them survived, they were going to bring in their evil ways. And if you look at what the evils that they were bringing in, look at Jeremiah, chapter 32. What they brought in was the worship of Baal and Moloch. And when you look at what that was, it says in verse 35, and they built the high places of Bail, which are in the valley of the sons of Hinum, to cause their sons and daughters to pass through the fire unto molec which I commanded them not neither it came into my mind that they should do this abomination and caused Judith to sin. So basically, these people that God said wipe them out is because they were bringing in child human sacrifice. And they were telling God’s people, hey, if you want our gods, these false gods of Baal and Molec, to bless you, you need to sacrifice your children. And that’s literally what God was like, so upset about what he was like, these people that I’m saying wipe them out is because he was trying to protect innocent babies and children.

Speaker 1

And so that’s what God was trying to do, was protect. Then you don’t see it as like, oh, God’s, just this nasty dad in the sky who just do as I say, not as I do. No, God is saying, hey, there comes a point where I have to protect the innocent and particularly innocent children, because I really do believe that there’s a special place in God’s heart. Four children. And so, yeah, when it got to wipe out people group, it wasn’t because he’s just mean. Again, these people were so entrenched as part of their culture to do human sacrifices, especially to children. It had to be put away with and done completely.

Speaker 3

He doesn’t like it. He wish he didn’t have to break his heart.

Speaker 1

He calls it his strange act. He doesn’t enjoy this at all.

Speaker 3

Isaiah 28 28 21 exactly. And Jesus says, if you love me, keep my commandments.

Speaker 1

Yeah.

Speaker 3

If you love them, do it. Yeah.

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