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Wrestling with the Old Testament Holy Wars

In his sermon this morning, Ryan briefly talked about God’s command for the Israelites to destroy the Canaanites upon their entrance to the Promised Land. If you’d like to read more about how to understand this difficult and sobering chapter of biblical history, I’d invite you to look at a short series of articles I wrote a few years ago called “Wrestling with the Old Testament Holy Wars.”

Part 1 deals with a challenge to Christianity from a well-known atheist regarding this episode, while part 2 and part 3 discuss several biblical considerations we need to keep in mind as we process God’s command.