posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 10:44 PM
Originally posted by XcLuciFer
reply to post by runetang
Wow, I see so your God is a Dictator and you are ok with that, I will never bow to any being that share the same Characteristics as a Hitler. You
don't mind being a slave, if you truely believe what you wrote and you are ok with that then thats exactly what you are a slave. Ok thats fine, how
can I argue with a believer, thats the probablem in our world today we have a whole lot of believers, and very few that know.
You partially right. But it is impossible to "know" until you die, so yes there are very few that know, make that none! Heheh.
I am not saying I like the fact that people were killed by the ancient Israelites in order to conquer the promised land. Yes, they were idolators and
wicked men in many other ways besides idolatry. So these that were slain, however unfortunate it is when people are slain, were according to the
Jewish religion and histor wicked people and that God had specific reasons for promising that land to the descendants of Jacob. Sure, he wanted a
place for the believers to be, but perhaps he also wanted the land removed of all Idolaters and wicked men? I mean, lets look at how angry/jealous God
became when the Israelite tribes themselves turned to Idolatry and wickedness, just as the inhabitants of the land before them that they drove out! So
they are conquered and exiled, just like they did to those before them. It is simply chronicled in the books of the Old Testament to tell the story of
the "rise and fall" of the tribes soto speak. It is like a lesson for believers not to fall into Idolatry, however sneaky or innocent it may be.
I'm not saying it was just God that motivated the Israelites to drive out the Idolaters. As I said, back then the rule of the day was the blade, and
killing and conquering was every day business for your average wicked human. If it is the norm already, it wouldnt be seen as too terribly wrong or
even bad of God to tell them to drive out the Idolaters and settle in the land. As I said, they didnt go on crusades across the middle east killing
Idolaters, they just cleared out the promised land for themselves. Had they not done it, some other power would've come along and done it.
Nowadays, things are a bit different. and likewise, God is going to treat humans appropriately based on the time in which we are living. Think of it
as dumbing yourself down to explain something to someone who has no idea what you are talking about. Well God has been dumbing himself down to our
level ever since we existed. If our level is random violence and killing, God knows he cant change that in a single day, to do so would be the removal
of free will, the most important/cherished gift of creation. God is going to speak to the people in their own language is what im trying to say. If
violence is unheard of, God is not going to suggest it. If the order of the day is to shout obsenities until the other person cries and leaves, then
that is how God would've instructed the Israelites to conquer the promised land.
[edit on 1/18/2008 by runetang]