As a Christian, what is your opinion on child-killing? Is it sometimes justified, and even necessary, like in the case of the Amalekites?
In Samuel 15:3, God's instruction was:
"Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys."
- EverardLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Christers will forgive bibel-god anything and everything.
It's typical Stockholm Syndrome.
- PhillipLv 61 month ago
Amalek did the same to them. Deuteronomy 25:17-19.
- Other sheepLv 41 month ago
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
Abortion is sometimes justified and necessary, as the Bible tells us. Infanticide, however, is not.
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- Fred XX00 ILv 71 month ago
This is long ago before Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins now Jesus sacrifice for our sin is enough because as Jesus Christ says “It Is FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!
- PaulLv 71 month ago
It is never and never was justified. The Bible records many of the ungodly practices of various peoples in Old Testament times.
- Anonymous1 month ago
First of all let's not cloud the issue with outdated OT scriptures. That was Gods command to the ancient Hebrews - his sole chosen people at that time. All others had abandoned God to worship idols. God commanded it for their own benefit. The Amalekites were the Hebrews bitter enemies. They constantly attacked Gods people the Hebrews. God looks after his people - and destroys all others. So God commanded them to wipe them out - children included because children grow up to be adults. And evil ungodly adults train their children in their evil ungodly ways.
Throughout both testaments, God blesses and saves his faithful people - and curses and destroys all others. We are his creation, we belong to him, and he can do with us as he pleases. This passage sums it up:
Eze 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Now then, you will find no such mentions in the New Testament. Thats because we today are at a completely different point in Gods plan of salvation FOR ALL MEN OF FAITH IN GOD AND HIS WORD. The Old Testament is about a completely different people, time and place in history. The OT is "anachronistic."
-belonging to a period other than that being portrayed.
-belonging or appropriate to an earlier period in history, especially so as to seem conspicuously old-fashioned.