The historical record reveals that the men, women, children, old and young of the Canaanite cities captured by the Israelites were to be reduced to complete destruction. (Num. 21:1-3, 34, 35; Josh 6:20-21; 8:21-27; 10:26-40; 11:10-14) This has rightly brought about concern from Christians that the Hebrew Old Testament seems to be inundated with a sense of cruelty and senseless slaughter. How would you answer?
“Satan is irrelevant and has been since the resurrection. If I’m tempted, God is tempting me for a reason. … Didn’t Satan first need permission from God to tempt Job? Does he not need the same permission to tempt me? So if I am being tempted I can reasonably draw the conclusion that God allowed that temptation for a reason.”
Is This True? …
2 Kings 2:11
Then they [Elijah and Elisha] were walking, talking as they went. Suddenly a fiery chariot with horses of fire appeared and separated between the two of them. Elijah went up in the windstorm to the heavens
If we are going to rightly answer this Bible difficulty question biblically, we must first lay a foundation, certain Bible facts.
Was the original sin of Adam and Eve “sexual relations,” “knowledge,” “disobedience,” or “rebellion” against God’s sovereignty?
Exodus 3:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of
Exodus 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the