There are 3 questions in this category.
Does that Orthodox Church have a position on Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias? I have listened to many of his talks and have benefitted greatly from them.
I have a Egyptian friend who believes that God did not create the earth and believes In the Big Bang theory. How can I prove that the theory in wrong?
Why does the Old Testament seem to be filled with violence and atrocities?
The death of the first born: Does God condone the killing of children?
The annihilation of entire cities such as Jericho?
1 Samuel 6:19 – “
Then He struck the men of Beth Shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD. He struck fifty thousand and seventy men of the people, and the people lamented because the LORD had struck the people with a great slaughter.
Deuteronomy 13:15 – “
You shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock—with the edge of the sword.
Deuteronomy 3:6-7 – “
And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city. But all the livestock and the spoil of the cities we took as booty for ourselves.
And much more…. This is especially pertinent when discussing the atrocities of Islam and the use of the sword. Some of our youth look at the use of the sword by God in the Old Testament as a losing argument with Muslims.
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