one other thing God kinda makes it obvious in Deuteronomy when he says. THOU SHALL NOT KILL, and the killing of innocent human beings would fit under that.
You make this so easy.
"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 first born of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle." (Exodus 12:29)
"Now therefore, kill
every male among the little ones, and kill
very woman who has known man by lying with him. But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
(Moses - Numbers 31:17)
"And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons,
and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destoyed the men, and the women, and the little ones,
of every city we left none to remain:" (Deuteronomy 2:33-34
"And the LORD said unto me, 'Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as
thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon'.......And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying
the men, women, and children,
of every city."
"This is what the LORD says: Now go and smite Amalek, andutterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill
both man and woman, infant
and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and arse ....'And Saul ... utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword."
(1 Samuel 15:3,7-8)
"Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be
dashed to pieces before their eyes;
their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
..... Their bows also shall dash the young men topieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye
shall not spare children.
" (Isaiah 13:15-18)
"Prepare slaughter for his children
for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities... For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts..."
"And the Lord said unto him,... And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children,
and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the
house." (Ezekiel 9:4-6)
"Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death
; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." (Jesus - Revelation 2:22-23)
And yet in the very same bible...lots of ordered hits by god.
So I guess its ok to cherry pick which innocents get whacked according to the bible.
This post was edited on 1/31 at 2:04 pm