He led them to war before they had a king. He led them to war with Joshua who was not a king. With Moses and he wasn't a king. He led them to war with Debra, Samson, Gideon who was not a king.
Originally Posted by jewel4Christ
As you said, he doesn't change. So if he commanded war in the past, then in his heart, he doesn't see war as wrong. For he will not command men to sin.
Agreed. But not all in war are innocent.
It is an abomination to the Lord to shed innocent blood.
If it was an abomination then, it is now...
When God commanded Saul to destroy all of the Amalekites, how much innocent blood did he command them to destroy? None. But all were killed. IOW, they weren't innocent.
and, look at every war...on this earth, how much innocent blood has been shed?
They now call it colateral damage.....
..with the children and woman, and perhaps, God already knew where the governments of men, would end up, with their weapons of MASS destruction, and, that is why He abhors it all.
Same with Joshua and how many folks he killed. Like the verses I quoted above, he killed those in the city.
That will be fine.
Have a good say, I am not going to say anymore in this thread.
"May the Lamb that was slain receive the just reward for His sufferings." A quote by Moravian missionary that sold himself (along with a friend) into slavery to reach those that the slave owner prevented from hearing the gospel.
May I live for Him and not for me.