Why did God tell the Israelites to slaughter people?

When God brought the Israelites to Canaan, he instructed them to annihilate the people who lived there. Why did God do this? Does God condone holy war? How is the conquest of Canaan any different than the crusades or jihad? How do we explain this part of the Bible?

Our final Summer Bible Study will tackle these questions. Come join us -- Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 pm at the ACC office (35-20 Broadway, 4th floor). Pastor Jeffrey will be teaching.

Our summer Bible study series will be focusing on various topics or questions suggested by the ACC congregation. To see the schedule of upcoming studies click here.

"This Present Time" J. David Ellis

25:30 minutes (23.36 MB)

Sermon Date: 08/14/2016