Hello I have a few questions about my faith which are really disturbing me nowadays:
1- Jesus says: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:”, than how do we explain Tribunal Justice Courts? How do we explain that Jesus did not want thieves and others to be judged?
2- Why God ordered the destruction of other people in the New Testament such as the Canaanites? I can understand that they were bad guys, but there were babies amidst them, you can see that God ordered the destruction of everybody of the canaanites, Including… Babies. That’s the part which really bothers me, weren’t they innocent? (Please, I want better answers than just: Even babies are not innocent, God knows inside of everyone, i want an explanation better than that, please.")
3 - The Spanish Inquisition is an issue that really bothers me, it kind of embarassing to Catholics, i had listened that it killed 350,000 people, is this true? I had seen some pictures of protestant and other people been burned, and it really shocked me that the church had done all this. Anyone can recommend me some Good books (with serious historical information) about the Spanish Inquisition?
4- If God wants all to be saved why he was not clear about his own church? Why Jesus was not clear about his own church? Jesus could end the protestantism from the beggining if he only just could say: “There will be only one church, and everyone outside of it will not be saved.” But he allowed protestantism to happen, he allowed by not stating clear about his own church in the scripture, how is that?
Basically is this what I’ve been struggling at the moment, anyone could help me? Please.s