Can anyone please direct me to a good short commentary or catholic answers apologetic’s posting on why God allowed people to be murdered for disobeying His laws… even children? An atheist or agnostic sent me the following verses and I do not have the best ability to defend our God, of the NT and OT… He isn’t the God of just the NT, as most like to think. Please help me.
The Person share the following verses with me:
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. Numbers 31:17-18
The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt because they rebelled against their god. They will be killed by an invading army, their little ones dashed to death against the ground, their pregnant women ripped open by swords.Hosea 13:16