God commanded that the various tribes and peoples…

God commanded that the various tribes and peoples of the Canaanites be exterminated. If God is love, how can this be? If God is just, why did He command this? I am here to affirm God is love and God is just. Moreover, God was just in what He commanded in regard to the Canaanites. Over four hundred years before, God refused to depopulate Canaan and as He explained to Abraham, “the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” Don’t think for a moment that the Canaanites did not have ample time or encouragement to repent and to change the course of history. We are not told everything, but we are told enough to know that God offered them opportunity and pleaded for their souls, but they rejected God’s offer. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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