=SnakeMauler;6657683]You said that God had to ween (wean) the Israelites out of their sick ways, why not wean the other tribes out of their sick ways? Wouldn’t it show how awesome God is to convert the pagans rather than to genocide them?
^^ Some guy said that to me. What should I say?
Because God who can be describes as “all good things perfected” MUST by His own Divine Nature be JUST and Fair.
By virtue of the fact that God has endowed humanity with a mind, intellct, freewill and soul; all Spiritual Things; precisely so we can Know God and chose good and avoid evil. If humanity then chooses to deny God by chosing evil over good; there in Justice MUST BE a price to pay.
God promised the Jewish nation certain lands that were occupied by heathen idol worshipers… BECAUSE GOD BY VIRTUE OF THIS SAME DEVINE JUSTICE MORALLY OBLIGATES HIMSELF TO MAKE SUFFICIENT GRACE AVAILABLE TO EVERY HUMAN PERSON; we can know that God did attempt to convert them and they freely chose to deny Yahweh God and continue there pagan ways.
**Isa.45: 9 **"Woe to him who strives with his Maker,an earthen vessel with the potter!
Does the clay say to him who fashions it,
What are you making'? or Your work has no handles’?
God is the “Potter” and His obligation is to ONLY ofer sufficient grace; there is no obligation for Him to do all He did for the Jewish nation; or for that matter all that He has done and is doing for us. We frind are “just caly” in the Potters hands.
Love and prayers,