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Yep, I think we outdid ourselves here, but this topic comes straight out of last Wednesday’s discussion. I have more questions than answers myself, and anyone I’ve talked to about it has vacillated between a yes and no before my eyes (much as I’ve been doing myself).

Things to consider:

  • The commandment not to kill in Exodus
  • God commanding Joshua to conquer the Canaanites and the numerous battles that ensue with God’s support (everyone remember the story of Jericho?)
  • God kills nearly everyone on earth with the flood.
  • Jesus speaks out quite strongly against murder during the Sermon on the Mount

It seems to me that the commandments of Jesus and of the Ten Commandments are a little less general than they sound. I’ve got a few ideas, but am very interested in your thoughts on the matter.

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