Quenching God’s Thirst for Blood

1) Capital Punishment Crimes: Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death.  Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT) Kill Witches You should not let a sorceress live. …

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The Old Testament and Iron Age Palestine

Let’s talk about the Old Testament and actual history for a second. We’re all familiar with the stories: The Israelite nation is descended from Abraham, a tent-dwelling herdsman to whom “God” promised the land of Canaan. In an attempt to escape famine, his grandson Jacob and his family traveled to Egypt, where their descendants were …

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Why God Is Not Omniscient (God v. Moses)

Many consider the Hebrew “God” to be omniscient; unfortunately this is not so. Omniscient is defined as 1: having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight; and 2: possessed of universal or complete knowledge. I will prove my point by simply quoting the book of Numbers, chapter 14 [one of my favorite Bible stories]: The Israelites, who …

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