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?