Jeremiah 48: Concerning Moab: This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ...
Concerning Moab: This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of
Israel, says: ...A curse on him who is lax in doing the Lord's
work! A curse on him who keeps his sword from bloodshed! (Here
Yahweh does not simply command to kill, he says that anyone who
does not kill will be cursed. It is not surprising that an
occasional modern mental case goes on a killing rampage with
the justification that "God told me to kill these people."
This is entirely consistent with the personality of Yahweh
as displayed in the bible.)
2 Kings (10:18):
Then Jehu brought all the people together and said to them,
"Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much. Now summon
all the prophets of Baal, all His ministers and all his priests.
See that no one is missing, because I am going to hold a great
sacrifice for Baal. Anyone who fails to come will no longer live."
But Jehu was acting deceptively in order to destroy the ministers
Jehu said, "Call an assembly in honor of Baal." So they proclaimed
it. Then he sent word throughtout Israel, and all the ministers of
Baal came; not one stayed away. They crowded into the temple of
Baal until it was full from one end to the other. And Jehu said
to the keeper of the wardrobe, "Bring robes for all the minsters
of Baal." So he brought out robes for them.
Then Jehu and Jehonadab sone of Recab went into the temple of Baal.
Jehu said to the ministers of Baal, "Look around and see that no
servants of the Lord are here with you--only ministers of Baal."
So they went in to make sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu
and posted eighty men outside with this warning: "If one of you
lets any one the men I am placing in your hands escape, if will
be your life for his life."
As soon as Jehu had finished making the burnt offerings, he ordered
the guards and officers, "Go in and kill them; let no one escape.
So they cut them down with the sword. The guards and officers threw
the bodies out...
(That was a perfect justification for all future cold-blooded murder
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said,
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his
wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own
life--he cannot be my disciple."
(All extracts from New International Version.)
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