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Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
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Submitted by Nate (United States), Mar 22, 2007 at 05:04

Mr. Bertha, in my post that you replied to, I attempted to make the argument that 1. There is an injustice taking place in the occupied territories and 2. God's hand is NOT behind that injustice. I conceded the fact that those who disagree with me could point to the Old Testament and offer instances where God sanctioned "atrocities" did occur. Interestingly, you disagreed with me on this, so I will site a few of the many Old Testament passages to which I was referring:

In 1st Samuel 15:3, God tells King Saul, "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass". Perhaps you recall how King Saul did just as the Lord asked except, he decided to spare some of the most fattened cattle to offer as a sacrifice. The Lord did not take this transgression lightly and King Saul was informed that "Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king".

In the book of Joshua 6:21 we are informed that the Israelites "…utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword…"

Another example is in Joshua 10:37 "And they took Hebron, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and the souls that were therein; he left none remaining."

Mr. Bertha, I understand that you agree with the dispensationalist viewpoint and that you believe that God wants only Jews to live in Israel. My point is that MOST Jesus worshipping, Bible studying Christians, do not agree with you. They do not agree with you BECAUSE they study their Bibles! You are entitled to your interpretation of the scriptures, but please concede that your view is a minority view among CHRISTIANS.

My suspicion is that you and most of the dispensationalist posters here have only been exposed to one eschatological viewpoint and are not familiar with the sound Biblical arguments against that viewpoint. Have you ever considered that perhaps your understanding of Bible prophecy is not correct?

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