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8/12/13 at 09:43 PM 14 Comments

John Piper Explains: God Commanded People be Killed yet Ten Commandments Prohibits Murder

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Apologetics involves answering the hard questions, the questions that skeptics of the Bible will ask.

Today the Facebook page Stuff Christian Culture Likes shared a video of John Piper answering the following questions:

  • Why was it right for God to slaughter women and children in the Old Testament?
  • How can that ever be right?

The comments on Facebook are predictable. Piper is treated with contempt. Jeff Johnston writes, "If God is anything like Piper thinks he would start by killing Piper."

Piper says, "It's right for God to slaughter women and children anytime He pleases. God gives life and He takes life. Everybody who dies, dies because God wills that they die. So God is taking life everyday."

Obviously not a politically correct answer.

I think many people want God to tolerate, rather than punish sin. Is there something you would add or take away from what Piper said?

John Piper - What made it OK for God to kill women and children
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