Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Does bible support children killing?

I ask question from muslim to christian. explain verse 1 Samuel 15:3

1 Samuel 15:3

"3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy[a] all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”

14 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, definitely and explicitly.


    Exodus 21:15 “Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death". 

    and Exodus 21:17

    “Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death".

    It's a very sick book.

  • 1 month ago

    That's the Old Testament, the faith of the Jews, NOT Christians. Christianity and Judaism are irreconcilable. Jesus Christ is not the God of the racist, murdering, and perverted Jews of the Ancient Near East like Moses and Saul.

    There is a theory that probably is true, that this language was hyperbole, what sounds like genocide was simply saying to fight the Amalekites and drive them out or kill them so they would not fight. Even so, the Jewish text itself says not all of them were killed, and that is true, or else I as a German would not exist.

  • 1 month ago

    Did God Order the Killing of Babies?

  • 1 month ago

    No one deserves one single breath, because we are all born in sin.  There is no such thing as a child or infant that is without sin.

    God commanded the execution of capital punishment against idolaters and rebels against Him.  He is under no obligation to save anyone at all, regardless of age, yet, the amazing thing is that He saves anyone at all.

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  • 1 month ago

    The Amalekites had often attacked the Hebrews without being provoked. They were given multiple warnings which they ignored and continued to be a thorn the the Hebrew people’s side. It was not genocide, it was war.

  • 1 month ago

    According to the Bible, God authorized mass killing of innocent children several times.

  • 1 month ago

    Just go to the book  of Judges and read about Jabesh-Gilead where the Judeo-Christian 'god' told his people to invade, kill all of the men, male children, and non-virgin women, and then take the virgin girls as wives.

    And when they ran out of virgins, he told them to go on to the next village and repeat.

  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Interesting question coming from a Muslim.

    In the Arabic translation of the Bible, God's title of Allah is used, so in Arabic it is Allah who commands the death of infants at 1 Samuel 15:3.

    Even your prophet says the 'Holy Book' is correct, only the 'Children of the Book' are wrong.

    Thus for a Muslim, 1 Samuel 15:3 is inspired of Allah and is the truth. So how do you explain it?

    According to some Muslims, an earthquake in the middle east was sent by God to punish the unfaithful who lived in that town, killing several infants.

    So how do you explain it?


  • 1 month ago

    The whole earth belongs to God. Entertain the possibility God is real. If God had delivered the Amalekites who were a very wicked society and antisemitic towards the Jewish people to annihilate them and heard about God's power but didn't fear God into our hands to destroy them do you feel sorry for them? God made an example out of them so that other nations would fear His Chosen People and God and would bless us and make peace. 

    The children were like Hitler's Nazi youth. Brainwashed into doing evil and very wicked. They could not be introduced into the Jewish people because they would destroy us spiritually and not assimilate with our people. God gave orders not to accept them but destroy them so they may not destroy us...while we had God on our side to prevail. Who would raise the babies? Could the Jewish people feel all of them with breast milk and should they nurse their enemies children? No. 

    Since babies don't know what is going on killing them is no different to killing an snimal. I love babies by the way snd would NEVER want to kill a baby Palestinian or German...😭

    But that is reality. So toddlers? A difficult age group under puberty. Many of those were corrupted. In fact many child murderers have been exposed in Britain. They picked up bad habits and eventually will grow up into psychopathic killers. Sure they weren't age 13 to know right or wrong but God knew most of them would grow up wicked. That was a one off event. Your fight is with God not us. In all other situations except when God commanded us to destroy the enemy completely we spared the enemies women and children. 

    Source(s): Orthodox Jew
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There are eight words that mean "kill" in ancient Hebrew. One was used specifically for times of battle. Another was for self-defence. Only one meant 'unauthorized' killing: that's the one used in the Ten Commandments.

    When barbarians roamed the earth, strategic targeted destruction of certain people groups by the Israelites (in times of war) was, indeed, AUTHORIZED. 

    Why? To terrify the nations. This little nomad tribe of Egyptian slaves were freed by the mighty hand of God; and He would use them as an axe to cut down all the nations of the wicked and make a name for Himself. Just like He's using ME to write this as a warning to you.

    You're next, boo boo.... unless you repent. 

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