Holy War in Joshua: Texts of Terror?

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

"Jesus and the apostles clearly teach that this old covenant is 'obsolete' (Heb. 8:6, 13). That is why we are living in the new covenant era."
Addressing over a thousand Israeli school children, University of Tel Aviv professor George Tamarin told a story of "General Lin." Using religion as a pretext for "ethnic cleansing," the general, who presided over the Chinese kingdom three millennia ago, ordered a massacre of men, women, and children throughout China. When asked for their response, only 7 percent of the children listening to Professor Tamarin agreed that the general's actions were morally acceptable, while 75 percent disapproved of such violence. The story, however, was in fact taken from the book of Joshua, with only the ...

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