A quick lesson in religion
To the editor:
In response to a letter from a consistent writer, I would like to once again explain what they don’t seem to understand.
They say the Bible is a horrific story of mass murder and ethnic cleansing.
First of all, God created human beings, so I would accept what He says, even if we don’t immediately understand it. We should think we can comprehend the mind of the Creator? (Until you can prove how humans were made, you have no choice but to accept there must be a Creator.)
You brought up the fact that God commanded Saul to kill the Amalekites. Why would God do that?
In His infinite knowledge, He foresaw the future. God knew that someday, the sinful Amalekites would set out to destroy the Jewish nation before Jesus could be born.
Since Saul disobeyed God and spared an Amalekite. He later turned into a nation once again and about 100 years later, they tried again to destroy the Jewish people. Read the book of Esther.
God had to once again intervene and spare His people. That is why we celebrate Purim.
Fast forward 2,500 years, and an Amalekite once again rose to power to destroy the Jewish nation and his name was Hitler.
Don’t ever question God. Don’t ever question the Bible. It is the most documented piece of literature known to mankind, from not only the religious, but also from secular overseers.