(((And no, I’m not going to link to his blog. Its not cowardice as has been charged. The idea presented is more important than the person who presented it. That and he says constantly that he doesn’t and won’t read here anyway. -kia)))
Very interesting proposition
“If one searches the Scriptures they will find no examples of God killing innocent people. In fact, compared to God’s holiness, there is no such thing as an innocent person at all. As the Bible says, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), and the wages of sin are death (Romans 6:23a).” -Another Amateur Internet Apologist
James, would you consider the newborn baby in 2 Samuel 12 to have been guilty of sin and thus worthy of God’s judgement in torturing it for seven days before killing it shortly after birth?
“And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord . And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.” –2Samuel 12:13-14 KJV
Please tell us how the Just action was to Forgive without penalty or atonement David, the rapist of Bathsheba, and adulterous killer of Uriah, and yet kill the newborn child.
“And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.” –Genesis 7:21-23 KJV
“All flesh”, I guess that would include all the animals that didn’t make it in the Ark (which are sinless even by Christian theology), all the children and babies under the ‘age of accountability’.
“And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.” –Exodus 12:29-30 KJV
And I suppose all the children and beasts (animals) of Egypt were guilty of grave sin just for having been firstborn?
No examples of God killing the Innocent in the entire Bible? Puhlese! Either you are not reading your Bible or you are redefining the definition of guilt and innocence. James, you’re kidding yourself and lying to your readers. The God of the Bible kills anyone, anytime, for anything He chooses at that particular moment or juncture to kill. Anytime, for any reason.
It’s a very good thing He’s a fictional character in a Horror story called the Bible. But it’s not True, it’s not Reality. It’s just more Astounding Bulls#!t from the Bible and those who defend this monster described in its pages.