The Terrorism and Genocide in the Bible !!

1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.


It is important to point out that Christians believe that Jesus is God( Islam teaches that Jesus is NOT God, rather God’s Messenger). Christians also believe that God inspired the Bible. Therefore, if God = Jesus, then it was Jesus(God) who inspired this commands to go commit genocide against this nation of people as we read in 1 Sam 15:3. These are Jesus Christ’s words. What is even more demented, is that Jesus Christ ordered the killing of babies! There can be no explanation offered that could make sense of such commands.

What is important to point out here, is that Jesus Christ clearly sanctions genocide and terrorism (the indiscriminate targeting of innocent civilians) as legitimate tactics of war. The above verse is not the only passage where we find this, rather the Holy Bible is littered with commands and clear sanctions to commit genocide and terrorism against nations of people (Joshua 6:20-21, Joshua 8:1-29, Judges 20:48, Jeremiah 50:21-22, Judges 18:27-29, Deuteronomy 3:1-7, Isaiah 13:15-18, Ezekiel 9:4-6). What makes Jesus Christ unique from all other “Gods”… is his desire for the blood of babies. I am not aware of any other religious text on Earth, which glorifies genocide and terrorism more than the Bible.

In spite of the overwhelming evidence demonstrating that the Bible permits genocide and terrorism as legitimate tactics of war against your enemy, many Christians will continue to deny this fact. Therefore, for those who deny… I would kindly ask the following 3 deadly questions of them:

 

1.      Jesus Christ(God) approved genocide and terrorism as legitimate tactics of war, and encouraged his born again followers of Christ to commit terrorism and genocide against others. Considering this fact, why are you now saying that terrorism and genocide are evil and are sins against Jesus when Jesus himself approved of it?

 

2.      The Old Testament is a book which plays a dynamic role in the life of the Christian, they appeal to this book for guidance in their the daily affairs of life – to find out what is right and what is wrong. Everywhere from worship, friendship, marriage, parenting. Therefore, what is wrong with referring to Bible for spiritual guidance on how an army should conduct wars and tactics of warfare?

 

3.      2 Tim 3:16 states all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. Considering that all scripture is profitable, which one of these 4 categories listed in 2 Timothy 3:16 do genocide and terrorism(1 Samuel 15:3) fall in?

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3 Responses to “The Terrorism and Genocide in the Bible !!”

  1. TroyG Says:

    You wrote: “Jesus Christ(God) approved genocide and terrorism as legitimate tactics of war, and encouraged his born again followers of Christ to commit terrorism and genocide against others. Considering this fact, why are you now saying that terrorism and genocide are evil and are sins against Jesus when Jesus himself approved of it?”

    I reject this utterly. Up to now I respected you as a thoughtful person who took seriously their defence of Islam. But after this post I wonder. Have you not read “I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”? (Matthew 5:44)

    You need to learn the importance of context. Read Genesis to see why God commanded the slaughter of the Canannites. You seem to like reading and researching so I won’t give you any hints apart from “Canaanites”.

    Don’t forget Ezekiel 33: ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?’

    Yes, it’s referring to Israel, God’s people who He chose not because they were righteous but because they were to be an example of how God deals with normal people – like us. Their lifestyle – when they turned away from God – became worse than that of the pagan nations around them.

    God takes no pleasure in anyone’s death, even that of the wicked. But what would you not do – out of necessity – to protect the ones you love?

    You also need to be consistent. With one hand you reject the Old Testament as flawed and perverted by the hand of man and with the other you use it to support your own beliefs. Before you use a verse, imagine you’re a Christian: how would you respond to your own arguments.

    I hope after this you will resist using such specious arguments in future.

    TroyG

  2. Nora's Sensation Says:

    Hi,
    Let me tell you something, of course you heard many people saying “Islam is not a religion of peace” because of this verse “kill them wherever you find them”.. and they claim that the bible is a religion of peace, fair enough .. but have you read your owb bible ?! it is full of verses that say go and kill, do you know that Islam prohibited the killing of innocent non-believers?!! The bible didn’t , Islam prohibited the killing of women and children even if they are non-Muslims, but the bible allowed that ?!! you see the difference, my friend !! think about it ..

    Islam is the most misunderstood religion on the earth..just remember this..

    by the way I do hate post articles about Christianity and terrorism, but I found that many people love to attack Islam and spread lies about it, so I must defend my religion, and then remind them of what the bible says about wars..

    until now there’s no Christian missionary accepted to debate a Muslim about “Does the Bible promote terror”!! why ?? because they know that they will loss in this debate…

    I know your eagerness to defend Christianity, I don’t blame you.. but this is simply a response to the people who always claim that Islam promotes terror.. Islam came to confront and condemn that terrorism and genocide of biblical Christianity..

    and even if we look at the verse in its context, still the bible allows to kill the women and children even the infants!!

    and by the way, the Quran also says: “God DOES NOT forbid you from showing KINDNESS and dealing JUSTLY with those who have NOT fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers. (The Noble Quran, 60:8)”

    “…For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind…(The Noble Quran, 5:32)”

    In this Verse we clearly see that Allah Almighty honors all the innocent souls that He created. Killing any innocent soul is so hated by Allah Almighty that He considers it as a crime against all of Mankind.

    And about that verse love your enemy pray for them, so what ?! ..Satan is your enemy.. so do you love him?!

    btw, these three questions have been asked in a debate between islam and christianity.. and the christian was not able to answer them, he just ignored them !!

    And I’m so sorry if I offended you..but we must be fair.

    God bless you ..

  3. TroyG Says:

    Indeed we must be fair, and we must also use common sense, logic and faith when they are required. I suggest that you show your objections to Christianity to reputable Muslim scholars and see what they think. Your question, “Do I love Satan?” for example. Of course not: that is ridiculous! The immediate and broader literary context and common sense indicate that ‘enemies’ are humans.

    Of course I have read the Bible. Tell me, where are these verses that say “Go and kill”, and that apply to people today? As you seem to like research, find out about Ancient Near Eastern religion, especially Canaanite religion. How could a righteous God, having given these people about half a millennium to repent, not punish them? I doubt you would want such people as your neighbours!

    As for genocide, the Bible talks about what did happen and why: that isn’t a command that we should do the same.

    The Qur’an talks about God loving just dealers. The Bible talks about a just God becoming human, experiencing life as we know it, living perfectly and dying for those who were His enemies (all of us). Whether or not you believe it, which God would you prefer?

    There are many things I don’t like about Christianity, but that doesn’t mean I don’t believe that God said them.

    I do in fact know several Muslims who are peaceful, kind, friendly and hospitable. No doubt they are horrified by the acts that extremists do as well and reject such acts. I try not to attack any person; but as you say, we must examine whether our beliefs are true, and bring them into line with what God says.

    Thanks for your apology; I appreciate it. I have no objection to people defending what they believe – especially, as you say, when their beliefs are attacked – and I have no objection to people being passionate and “sensational”! All I ask is that, as you said before, that we are fair – this means that for each objection, imagine that you are a Christian and see if you can answer your own objections fairly, without stretching truth, logic or the evidence. That’s what I try to do; and it’s why I don’t use facile examples: like the Trinity analogy of one man being father, husband and brother. You were correct to point out the fallacy of that.

    Must off, lots to do,
    May the God of Abraham bless you too.


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