Why does God kill innocent people in the Old Testament?

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https://youtu.be/G3xhEwzUgDQ How can God order the genocide or the killing or the wiping out of a complete nation, including babies and women and seemingly innocent children. This idea comes from several passages in the Old Testament one of which is found in 1 Samuel 15:3 which reads “Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” There are several things here that we need to address. We need to understand that these nations were extremely wicked. They weret involved in things such as bestiality, incest, child sacrifice, sacrificing their children in the fire and so God knew that these nations were very wicked. In his sovereignty, he…
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Are Allah and the God of Christianity the Same?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0jDTFyHluw Hey guys. It's Nabeel Qureshi. I get a lot of questions about Islam and Christianity and I'm hoping to answer a few the most common ones today. One of the most common questions I get is whether Allah and the God of Christianity are the same? It's an interesting question because we believe as monotheists that there is only one God and so the one God who exists, who created all people is listening to all people when they pray. He knows who they are by name. He designed them and so when people pray, no matter to whom they're praying, there is one God who is listening. But is that one God the Islamic conception or the Christian conception? Here's the point that I want to make. The…
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Is ANTHROPOMORPHISM in the Bible?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdWX6sw8IAw Today we're going to look at the word “anthropomorphism”. What is anthropomorphism and why is it a church word? Let's first define what it means. To start, let's look at the origin of the word. The prefix comes from the Greek word “anthropos” which means “human” and the root comes from the Greek word “morphe” which means “form”. So what does this word actually mean? Webster's Dictionary describes anthropomorphism as an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics. Here's an example. Let's look at my favorite video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. He's a hedgehog right? But what's different about him from normal hedgehogs, besides the fact that he's blue, he has more human-like arms and legs, human hands and feet…
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The Trinity in the New Testament

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https://youtu.be/OaXjVU05odE Many skeptics are constantly telling me that there is no teaching of the Trinity in the New Testament. And as a Christian when I hear this, I just roll my eyes. Saying the Trinity is not in the Bible is like saying your car doesn't have an engine. Just open it up and you'll see that it's in there. So in this video I'm going to point out the obvious. There are a few objections made by Unitarians that the Trinity is not in a New Testament. The biggest objection I hear from Unitarians is that the Bible never says the word “Trinity”. Well the Bible never says the word “omnipresent” either but no one claims that means the Bible says God isn't. The Bible never says the word…
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What’s wrong with Oneness Pentecostalism?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USMFRcJ7X5w The Bible teaches that God exists in multiple Persons. Gen 19:24 Then the Lord (Yahweh) rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord (Yahweh) out of the heavens. Both Persons have the name Yahweh. Gen 3: 22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. The phrase “one of us” makes no sense if God is only one Person. John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Two distinct Persons referred to as God. Matt 3:16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove…
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There is no God because God would never allow suffering

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https://youtu.be/Ar4LfuOtrmI Transcript of the above video Related articles If God is good, why is there suffering and evil? Where is God when it hurts? Why didn't God destroy Satan at the very beginning? Why does God allow natural disasters? Did God create sicknesses? Why do bad things happen to good people? There is no God because God would never allow suffering Who is responsible for suffering? We must first bear in mind that it is not God, but rather sin that is responsible for the suffering in the world. Before man sinned, everything was in a perfect state. Man sinned and as a result death and suffering came into the world. Romans 5:12 (NIV) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in…
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Christian “Trinity” Explained in 3 Minutes

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https://youtu.be/AQkFlzFJ3kA Related articles Does the Bible teach the doctrine of trinity? Is the doctrine of trinity illogical? Did anyone believe in the Trinity before Nicea? Transcript of the above video In the Trinity there is said to be three distinct persons the Father Son and Holy Spirit and each of the persons is fully God. Now stopping there it would appear that Christians actually worship three gods. However nowhere in the Bible or Christian tradition does the Trinitarian concept become a "tri-theism" meaning three gods. God has always declared as one which turns this doctrine into quite a mind bender. The Father the Son and the Holy Spirit are sent to share one nature but the father is not the same person as the son who is not the same…
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Why is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHutQ04SSbs Today’s question is, “Why is God so different in the Old Testament than He is in the New Testament?” In this video I’ll answer that question from a biblical perspective. At the very heart of this question lies a fundamental misunderstanding of what both the Old and New Testaments reveal about the nature of God. Another way of expressing this same basic thought is when people say, “The God of the Old Testament is a God of wrath while the God of the New Testament is a God of love.” The fact that the Bible is God’s progressive revelation of Himself to us through historical events and through His relationship with people throughout history might contribute to misconceptions about what God is like in the Old Testament as compared…
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Why does God allow natural disasters?

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https://youtu.be/iNp7tARkEjw Well they were talking about natural disasters, things like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes. Why does God allow something. Like he could stop it, why does he allow it to happen? Well let's just start because it's so interesting whenever these things hit insurance companies, what do they call this? They they say we don't insure against acts of God. Isn't this shame that we we blame god for hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters that happen? Well let me just start by saying this. Let's acknowledge a few things. There was a flood in genesis 7 that covered the whole earth. That was an act of God for sure. There was an earthquake in numbers 16 that affected the sons of Korah. That was an act of God for sure.…
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How can a loving God send someone to hell?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7n99WNb87M How can a God of love send people to hell? How many of you have heard this one? Now here's the interesting thing. People have a hard time with the idea of a God of love sending people to hell but yet they do believe there is a hell. Most people believe in a hell. Having said that most people don't believe they're going to hell. They think their neighbors may be going but they don't think they're going. And I think the reason we all believe in a hell even before we're even Christians is because we want to somehow believe that somewhere there is a final Court of Arbitration out there for those that perhaps have escaped the long arm of the law. We know that there…
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