But are these criticisms valid? Is the God of the Old Testament a “moral monster” who arbitrarily commands genocide against innocent men, women, and children? Was His reaction to the sins of the Canaanites and the Amalekites a vicious form of "ethnic cleansing" no different from atrocities committed by the Nazis? Or is it possible that God could have had morally sufficient reasons for ordering the destruction of these nations?
Sige bakit hindi nga natin tignan kung morally sufficient ang ginawa ng "diyos" mo.
God accomplished several things in commanding the Israelite attack on the Canaanites. He first enacted a kind of corporate capital punishment on a people who were deserving of God’s judgment. This destruction was directed more at the Canaanite religion (Deuteronomy 7:3-5, 12:2-3) than it was against Canaanite people per se.
binangngit mo ang 2 verses dito unahin natin yung isa: "3 Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, 4 for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods, and the LORD’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you. 5 This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles[a] and burn their idols in the fire. " Deut. 7:3-5
Sa opinyon mo sa kadahilanan ng kanilang paraan ng pagsamba at pinaniniwalaan kailangan talagang iutos ng Diyos na i wipe out ang entire nation para lamang mabura ang religion nila? Do you think its morally sufficient?
pangalawa iqinoute mo:"2 Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains, on the hills and under every spreading tree, where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods. 3 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places." Deut. 12:2-3
Hindi ba't sapa't ng sirain ang mga bahay dalanginan nila para pigilan sila sa pagsamba sa kung kanino man?
It was not ethnically motivated. The Canaanites were known to engage in bestiality, incest, and even child sacrifice.
Pwede bang magbigay ka ng mga konkretong katibayan na ang mga canaanites ay nageengage sa mga nasabi mong crimes?
Deviant sexual acts were the norm. In addition, God was able to create the proper religious/historical context that would make sense of a coming Messiah. This Messiah would come to bring salvation to not only Israel, but also Israel’s enemies including Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and Philistia (Psalm 87:4-6; Isaiah 19:23-25).
sa pagdating pala ng sinasabi mong messiah kailangan patayin muna ng Diyos at linisin ang mundo sa kasamaang ginagawa ng tao?
When assessing these incidents, it is important to keep in mind the decadent behavior of the people Yahweh had intended for destruction. With reference to the Canaanites author Norman Geisler has commented, “This was a thoroughly evil culture, so much so that the Bible says it nauseated God. They were into brutality, cruelty, incest, bestiality, cultic prostitution, and even child sacrifice by fire. They were an aggressive culture that wanted to annihilate the Israelites.”
pakimention nga dito kung saan sa biblia na sinabing nauseated ang Diyos laban sa caananites? sino ba si normal geisler, isa siyang christian apologist. So what's new?
It must be remembered that God gave the Canaanite people more than sufficient time to repent of their evil ways—over 400 years (Genesis 15:13-16)! The Book of Hebrews tells us that the Canaanites were "disobedient," a phrase that implies moral culpability on their part (Hebrews 11:31).
Hindi ba't ang israeli din ay disobedient sa Diyos? Does it mean they are also morally culpable? Baka naman sabihin mo sa akin ay "siyempre iba yunkasi sila ang chosen people"?
But didn't God also command the Israelites to kill non-combatants? The biblical record is clear that He did. Here again, we must remember that while it is true the Canaanite women did not fight, this in no way means they were innocent, as their seductive behavior in Numbers 25 indicates (Numbers 25:1-3).
may na mention lang na mga kababaihan na nag seduce does it mean lahat ng babae nila ganun na? Pano kung sabihin ko na lahat ng babae ng kristianismo eh mga Þu+a din hindi ka ba papalag at ipatatanggol sila dahil sa katotohanan naman ay hindi naman lahat?
However, the question still remains: what about the children? This is not an easy question to answer but we must keep several things in mind. First, no human person (including infants) is truly innocent. The Scripture teaches that we are all born in sin (Psalm 51:5, 58:3). This implies that all people are morally culpable for Adam’s sin in some way. Infants are just as condemned from sin as adults are.
May God ako ang parang gustong masuka sa sinabi mo dito. Lubhang taliwas talaga ang pinaniniwalaan mo kaysa sa itinuro ng TUNAY na Diyos sa iyo. Sinabi niya naParents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin. Deut. 24:16
Second, God is sovereign over all of life and can take it whenever He sees fit. God, and God alone, can give life and God alone has the right to take it whenever He so chooses. In fact, He ultimately takes every person's life at death. It is not our life to begin with but God’s. While it is wrong for us to take a life, this does not mean that it is wrong for God to do so
God can take away everything He wants, and yet God is Just too. Hindi siya basta bumabawi dahil lang sa gusto Niya. hindi kumikilos ang Diyos ng walang sapat, malinaw, at makatarungang dahilan. Ang Diyos ay hindi naniniwala sa "trip trip lang"
Finally, and most importantly, God may have provided for the salvation for those infants who would not have otherwise attained salvation if they had lived into adulthood. We must remember that the Canaanites were a barbarous and evil culture. If those infants and children had lived into adulthood, it is very likely they would have turned into something similar to their parents and been condemned to hell after they died. If all infants and young children who die before an age of moral accountability go straight to heaven (as we believe), then those children are in a far better place than if God had allowed them to live and grow to maturity in a depraved culture.
Para naman sinabi mong hindi alam ng Diyos kung ano ang kahihinatnat ng isang tao kapag siya ay nabuhay sa mundo? Ibig mo bang sabihin hinayaan lang ng Diyos na isilang ang mga muwang na sanggol para lamang patayin? ewan ko di ko alam kung anong Diyos meron ka
Surely the issue of God commanding violence in the Old Testament is difficult. However, we must remember that God sees things from an eternal perspective, and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). The Apostle Paul tells us that God is both kind and severe (Romans 11:22).
Sabi kamo ng pablo mo "God is both kind and severe"? Severe kung magparusa pero tandaan mo just ang Diyos. Hindi siya nagpaparusa ng severe kung walang katarungan