First, let's get a good grasp of the Sixth Commandment...
"Ratsach", like many other words, has a wide range of meaning, and thus its meaning in a particular verse must be determined from both the immediate and remoter contexts. Thankfully, the Bible has a lot to say about murder, manslaughter, the execution of criminals and killing in war, and it is easy to tell by studying all the verses on the subject that the Sixth Commandment means not to take a life unjustly.
Sixth Commandment was not a prohibition against all killing, only unauthorized killing. The Lord authorized on a lot of circumstances. "You shall not murder" or "You shall not kill unjustly" would be a better translation. Ratsach means to... Murder, Kill, Avenger, Accidental, Premeditated, Assassinate.
Murder... The Merriam Webster Definition for Murder is: The crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought... Focus on "unlawful", "aforethought/premeditated" and "malice".
And Remember what God Jesus said, Whoever hates his brother in his heart committed murder in his heart. The hate, the jealousy, the bloodlust is murder.
Avenger... Because it is not for Self-Defense reasoning, but because of hatred and desire for revenge.
Premeditated... Also out of revenge/hatred most of the time since premeditated murder is plotted before ahead of time. Suicide is also thought about before it is done, hating oneself and ones life. This goes the same for Assassination since plotted ahead of time and usually is for money. God hates the love of money. 1 Timothy 6:10.
Accidental... A quick study of news and the history of mankind will clearly show that a lot of "accidental deaths" could have been prevented if people had cared more about their own lives and the lives of others. Accidental deaths for example could be a drug overdose or speeding.
Let's now go through the verses where God is accused of genocide...
1.) The Promised Land conquered by genocide
Deuteronomy 7:1-2 "When the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are about to enter and occupy, and he clears away many nations before you—the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations mightier and more numerous than you— and when the Lord your God gives them over to you and you defeat them, then you must utterly destroy them. Make no covenant with them and show them no mercy."
Answer: These Tribes that were destroyed were Pagan, Idolaters. Much bigger Nations, as well, they could easily destroy the Israelites. Or if the Israelites would have lived among these Pagans, they would have corrupted the Israelites with their Idolatry, because these Tribes would kill anyone who wasn't Polytheistic.
2.) Dear God, please let us slaughter them all
Numbers 21:2-3 "Then Israel made a vow to the Lord and said, 'If you will indeed give this people into our hands, then we will utterly destroy their towns.' The Lord listened to the voice of Israel, and handed over the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their towns; so the place was called Hormah." ("Hormah" means "Destruction.")
Answer: Canaanites again, a demon-possessed, hard-hearted, unredeemable people. Who would only kill Israelites, as it says in Verse 1 that you conveniently left out. When the King of the Canaanites heard Israel was approaching in their travels, he fought against Israel and took some of them prisoner.
Numbers 21:1 ~ And [when] king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took [some] of them prisoners.
Taking them as prisoners when just passing through, yeah, I'd label that as Self-Defense. If your loved-one traveled through somewhere, wouldn't you fight against the kidnapper?
3.) If they don't surrender, annihilate them
Deuteronomy 20:10-19 "When you draw near to a town to fight against it, offer it terms of peace. If it accepts your terms of peace and surrenders to you, then all the people in it shall serve you at forced labor. If it does not submit to you peacefully, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it; And when the Lord your God gives it into your hand, you shall put all its males to the sword. You may, however, take as your booty the women, the children, livestock, and everything else in the town, all its spoil. You may enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the Lord your God has given you. Thus you shall treat all the towns that are very far from you, which are not towns of the nations here. But as for the towns of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes remain alive. You shall annihilate them—the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites—just as the Lord your God has commanded . . . If you besiege a town for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you must not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them. Although you may take food from them, you must not cut them down. Are trees in the field human beings that they should come under siege from you? (Kill all the people but not the poor trees! "Are the trees human?")
Answer: Once again the Pagan tribes of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites... Who would attack and kill the Israelites because of their strange beliefs of Monotheism. Israelites suffered persecution, so... The Lord said to offer these tribes a peace treaty first, if they don't want peace, defend yourselves.
As for the trees, they are not human (says so in Verse 19) but they are living. If you are going to war with another Nation to besiege it, why kill the trees that would be your source of food? Stupid and reckless to kill resources, that is what God said in Verse 19 and 20. Only trees that do not bear produce may be taken down. Common sense.
19 If you besiege a city for a long time while attempting to capture it, you must not chop down its trees, for you may eat fruit from them and should not cut them down. A tree in the field is not human that you should besiege it!
20 Only the trees which thou knowest that they [be] not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee, until it be subdued.
4.) Not a single survivor
Deuteronomy 2:32-34 "So when Sihon came out against us, he and all his people for battle at Jahaz, the Lord our God gave him over to us; and we struck him down, along with his offspring and all his people. At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women, and children. We left not a single survivor."
Answer: Again... I love how you conveniently kept Verse 26 out, offering peace treaty before engagement. 26 ~ "And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,"
They wanted peace, to pass by but King of Heshbon had a hardened heart against the monotheist Israelites. Sihon came out against Israel, not the other way around, it was an act of Self-Defense on Israel's part. But why women and children? They were polytheistic as well, you do not stop someone from devout practices that have been tradition, idolatry is a generational curse a lot of the time and these women and children would only plot revenge for the murder of their father's and husband's if left alive, the emotional pain would only attract demons. God knows when people's souls are redeemable.
5.) 20 million people killed
Genesis 6:6-8 "And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, 'I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created—people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.' But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord."
Answer: The Worldwide Flood... Now we know that the majority of this world was wicked... Bloodthirsty, sexually immoral, raping, stealing, baby sacrificing, etc. They only made the world corrupt and unhappy to live in. The majority population was unredeemable, they had sold their souls to their demon gods, a polytheistic religion and had forgotten God. YHVH was fair, He could have destroyed everyone to put an end to this heartache, but Noah was righteous, so God was fair and just.
I'd like to point out two things through my study of Eastern Philosophy, Spiritual Law and Science... There are studies by Dr. Emoto... This is Science through observation and repeated experiments... The Rice Experiment is just one of similar experiments of study of energy is emotion, the study conducts of saying negative things to one jar of rice and positive things to another jar of rice... The rice with negative things said to it rotted quicker. Proving such a thing as "vibes" energy affecting a person. Now think about this experiment on a much bigger scale... If a lot of negative emotion/energy or sin builds up in the world... Could this be a result of a Worldwide Flood, a Spiritual Defense Mechanism Earth has to purify herself automatically.
To add, even other polytheistic Pagan religions do not deny a Worldwide Flood in their History. A Worldwide Flood has been recorded not only by the Israelites, but as well as... Chinese, Hawaiian, Mayan, etc.
6.) The Lord handed them over for utter destruction
Deuteronomy 3:3-6 "So the Lord our God also handed over to us King Og of Bashan and all his people. We struck him down until not a single survivor was left. At that time we captured all his towns; there was no citadel that we did not take from them—sixty towns, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these were fortress towns with high walls, double gates, and bars, besides a great many villages. And we utterly destroyed them, as we had done to King Sihon of Heshbon, in each city utterly destroying men, women, and children. But all the livestock and the plunder of the towns we kept as spoil for ourselves."
Answer: First let's see who King Og is... Verse 11~ "For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead [was] a bedstead of iron; [is] it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits [was] the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man."
He's a giant, a Nephilim. Half-human, half-demon... Yeah, a partial demon is safe to be assumed is unredeemable. All his towns were giant territory.
7.) Amalekites cursed . . .
Deuteronomy 25:17-19 "Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey out of Egypt, how he attacked you on the way, when you were faint and weary, and struck down all who lagged behind you; he did not fear God. Therefore when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies on every hand, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; do not forget."
1 Samuel 15:7-8 "Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt. He took King Agag of the Amalekites alive, but utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword."
Answer: The Amalekites were Pagan, and as it reads they attacked Israel in their journey, and so they would be attacked. Their unjust action coming back on them is called "karma" or "reaping what they sow." This wouldn't have happened to them if they were peaceable.
8.) Near-complete genocide, keeping young virgins as "war booty."
Numbers 31:7-40 "They did battle against Midian, as the Lord had commanded Moses, and killed every male. . . . The Israelites took the women of Midian and their little ones captive; and they took all their cattle, their flocks, and all their goods as booty. . . . Moses said to them, "Have you allowed all the women to live? . . . Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man by sleeping with him. But all the young girls who have not known a man by sleeping with him, keep alive for yourselves. . . . Then Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord had commanded Moses: The booty remaining from the spoil that the troops had taken totaled six hundred seventy-five thousand sheep, seventy-two thousand oxen, sixty-one thousand donkeys, and thirty-two thousand persons in all, women who had not known a man by sleeping with him. The half-share, the portion of those who had gone out to war, was . . . sixteen thousand, of which the Lord's tribute was thirty-two persons."
Answer: Usually, these women who were to be the Lord's Tribute were to remain virgins the rest of their lives. As this is a common sacrifice Kings made, celibacy of their daughters. We see this in... Judges 11:35-39. Jephthah sacrificed his daughter's virginity.
As for the Midianites, Pagan and were the ones who sold Joseph to Egypt. They have been coming against Israel, so it was a Self-Defense action.
9.) Seven genocides in 13 verses
Joshua 10:28-40 "Joshua took Makkedah on that day, and struck it and its king with the edge of the sword; he utterly destroyed every person in it; he left no one remaining. . . . Then Joshua passed on from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, to Libnah, and fought against Libnah. The Lord gave it also and its king into the hand of Israel; and he struck it with the edge of the sword, and every person in it; he left no one remaining in it; . . . Next Joshua passed on from Libnah, and all Israel with him, to Lachish, and laid siege to it, and assaulted it. The Lord gave Lachish into the hand of Israel, and he took it on the second day, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and every person in it, as he had done to Libnah. Then King Horam of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua struck him and his people, leaving him no survivors. From Lachish Joshua passed on with all Israel to Eglon; and they laid siege to it, and assaulted it; and they took it that day, and struck it with the edge of the sword; and every person in it he utterly destroyed that day, as he had done to Lachish. Then Joshua went up with all Israel from Eglon to Hebron; they assaulted it, and took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and its king and its towns, and every person in it; he left no one remaining, just as he had done to Eglon, and utterly destroyed it with every person in it. Then Joshua, with all Israel, turned back to Debir and assaulted it, and he took it with its king and all its towns; they struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed every person in it; he left no one remaining; . . . So Joshua defeated the whole land, the hill country and the Negeb and the lowland and the slopes, and all their kings; he left no one remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded."
Answer: Let's go back a few verses... Joshua 10:3-4 ~ "Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying, 4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel."
Wow, would you look at that, a Self-Defense act. These kings were plotting and attacking Israel first... Joshua was just defending himself and his people, these were Pagan nations plotting against Israel.
10.) Death to Babylon
Jeremiah 50:18-27 "Go up to the land of Merathaim; go up against her, and attack the inhabitants of Pekod and utterly destroy the last of them, says the Lord; do all that I have commanded you."
Answer: Seriously? Babylon was a notorious evil Pagan city. Whore of Babylon, which is in truth referring to the Catholic Church, but all Pagan practices originated in Babylon. This city came against Israel all throughout Old Testament and especially in Jeremiah's time.
11.) Utterly destroy the "scoundrels" who worship other gods
Deuteronomy 13:12-15 "If you hear it said about one of the towns that the Lord your God is giving you to live in, that scoundrels from among you have gone out and led the inhabitants of the town astray, saying, 'Let us go and worship other gods,' whom you have not known, then you shall inquire and make a thorough investigation. If the charge is established that such an abhorrent thing has been done among you, you shall put the inhabitants of that town to the sword, utterly destroying it and everything in it—even putting its livestock to the sword."
Answer: "And led the inhabitants of the town astray..." Made the people fall into sin, and sin kills the soul. So these scoundrels killed the Israelites first.
12.) "Drink the blood"
Ezekiel 39:17-18 "As for you, mortal, thus says the Lord God: Speak to the birds of every kind and to all the wild animals: Assemble and come, gather from all around to the sacrificial feast that I am preparing for you, a great sacrificial feast on the mountains of Israel, and you shall eat flesh and drink blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth—of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan."
Answer: This is why lack of Spiritual understanding is dangerous... What did Jesus say in Matthew 25:25-28? To eat the bread, His body. And to drink the wine, His blood. This is not literal. This is a reference in receiving Spiritual nourishment, Jesus' Spirit is nourishment to our souls like food. Jesus is God, Jesus is the Prince of Peace and Jesus is the Lamb.
13.) His sword is soaked with blood
Isaiah 34:5-7 "When my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens, lo, it will descend upon Edom, upon the people I have doomed to judgment. The Lord has a sword; it is sated with blood, it is gorged with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom. Wild oxen shall fall with them, and young steers with the mighty bulls. Their land shall be soaked with blood, and their soil made rich with fat.
Answer: Remember God's sword is His Holy Word, the Bible as it states in Ephesians 6:17. Edomites were wicked, demon possessed people and God was ridding them of their demons to be judged. Demons only terrorize this world. Self-Defense, God was protecting His people from the Edomites.
14.) "My arrows are drunk with blood." Praise God!
Deuteronomy 32:39-43 "See now that I, even I, am he; there is no god besides me. I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; . . . I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh—with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired enemy. Praise, O heavens, his people, worship him, all you gods!"
Answer: "With the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired enemy. The blood of the slaughtered and captured, the chief of the enemy's leaders. Who could this be? Satan, Satan is the leader and Satan will be destroyed out of Self-Defense to protect God's people. Any of Satan's followers will go with him. They reap what they sow. God wishes for no one to perish, but some choose death.
15.) Blood required at your hand
Ezekiel 3:16,20 "At the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: . . . Again, if the righteous turn from their righteousness and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before them, they shall die; because you have not warned them, they shall die for their sin, and their righteous deeds that they have done shall not be remembered; but their blood I will require at your hand."
Answer: Thank you for this verse... They shall die for their sin, go to Hell because that is the second death. Wages of sin is Death. So if a Christian doesn't warn them they will die if they don't repent... Then the Christian is guilty, their blood is on our hands because didn't try to save them from sin. Ezekiel 3:18-19. Nice try taking it out of context.
16.) Blood shall pursue you
Ezekiel 35: 5-6 "Because you cherished an ancient enmity, and gave over the people of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of their final punishment; therefore, as I live, says the Lord God, I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed shall pursue you."
Answer: Since you did not hate bloodshed... So when God gave power to the Israelites to take down their enemies out of Self-Defense, the Israelites did not hate shedding blood, they loved it which they shouldn't have. Even if killing is unavoidable when trying to protect your own life, you should not enjoy killing. This is what God hates, blood-thirst.
17.) Incest blood
Leviticus 20:11-12 "'If a man has sexual relations with his father's wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads. If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads."
Leviticus 20:13 "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
Leviticus 20:16 "If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
Leviticus 20:27 "A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads."
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Leviticus 20:9 "Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head."
Answer: Let's remember Ezekiel 3:18-19... how if you don't stop sinning you have your own blood on your hands, spiritual suicide. And let's remember Romans 6:23... Wages of sin is death and all these verses above is talking about death to sinners. All these are sins and their soul's will die in Hell. If Israel took it literally that is their shortcoming... If God wanted sinners to be stoned, why did God stop the Pharisees from stoning the Adulterous woman in John 8:7...?
18.) King David's last words, spoken to his son Solomon
1 Kings 2:9 "But now, do not consider him innocent. You are a man of wisdom; you will know what to do to him. Bring his gray head down to the grave in blood."
Answer: First of all this is David speaking and second of all out of context... Who is he talking about? Let's read back a bit...
1 Kings 2:5 ~ "You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me - how he murdered two commanders of the Israelite armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. During peacetime he struck them down like he would in battle; when he shed their blood as if in battle, he stained his own belt and the sandals on his feet."
Attacking while in peacetime...
1 Kings 2:8 ~ "Note well, you still have to contend with Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, who tried to call down upon me a horrible judgment when I went to Mahanaim. He came down and met me at the Jordan, and I solemnly promised him by the LORD, 'I will not strike you down with the sword.'"
He doesn't sound nice either... So, this is David speaking and only God knows if David was speaking out of a revengeful heart or merely out of Self-Defense and concern for his Kingdom and his son.
19.) Slaughter without mercy
Lamentation 2:17-22 "The Lord has done what he purposed, he has carried out his threat; as he ordained long ago, he has demolished without pity . . . The young and the old are lying on the ground in the streets; my young women and my young men have fallen by the sword; in the day of your anger you have killed them, slaughtering without mercy. You invited my enemies from all around as if for a day of festival; and on the day of the anger of the Lord no one escaped or survived."
Answer: And what was Israel doing to anger God? Killing their own souls by worshipping other gods, raping, baby sacrifice, etc. they had taken on Pagan practices that were damaging their own souls and that makes God hurt because He doesn't want to see His children hurting themselves. They were unredeemable, it's like shooting a rabid dog. Hopeless.
20.) Death for hitting your parents
Exodus 21:15 "Whoever strikes father or mother shall be put to death."
Death for fornication
Leviticus 21:9 "When the daughter of a priest profanes herself through prostitution, she profanes her father; she shall be burned to death."
Death for adultery
Leviticus 20:10 "If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death."
Death for disobeying the clergy
Deuteronomy 17:12 "As for anyone who presumes to disobey the priest appointed to minister there to the Lord your God, or the judge, that person shall die. So you shall purge the evil from Israel."
Death to nonbelievers
2 Chronicles 15:13 "Whoever would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman."
Death to other religious followers
Exodus 22:20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the Lord alone, shall be devoted to destruction."
Death for blasphemy
Leviticus 24:13-14 "The Lord said to Moses, saying: Take the blasphemer outside the camp; and let all who were within hearing lay their hands on his head, and let the whole congregation stone him."
Death to false prophets
Deuteronomy 18:20 "But any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, or who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak—that prophet shall die."
Death to any non-Levite who approaches the Tabernacle
Numbers 1:51 "When the tabernacle is to set out, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up. And any outsider who comes near shall be put to death."
Death to any woman who is not a virgin on her wedding night
Deuteronomy 22:20-21 "If, however, this charge is true, that evidence of the young woman's virginity was not found, then they shall bring the young woman out to the entrance of her father's house and the men of her town shall stone her to death, because she committed a disgraceful act in Israel by prostituting herself in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst."
Death to children of those hostile to God
Leviticus 26:21-22 "If you continue hostile to me, and will not obey me, I will continue to plague you sevenfold for your sins. I will let loose wild animals against you, and they shall bereave you of your children and destroy your livestock; they shall make you few in number, and your roads shall be deserted."
Death to a whole town that worships another god
Deuteronomy 13:12-16 "If you hear it said about one of the towns that the Lord your God is giving you to live in, that scoundrels from among you have gone out and led the inhabitants of the town astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods," whom you have not known, then you shall inquire and make a thorough investigation. If the charge is established that such an abhorrent thing has been done among you, you shall put the inhabitants of that town to the sword, utterly destroying it and everything in it—even putting its livestock to the sword. All of its spoil you shall gather into its public square; then burn the town and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God. It shall remain a perpetual ruin, never to be rebuilt."
Death to Babylon
Jeremiah 50:18-27 "Therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: I am going to punish the king of Babylon and his land . . . Go up to the land of Merathaim; go up against her, and attack the inhabitants of Pekod and utterly destroy the last of them, says the Lord; do all that I have commanded you. The noise of battle is in the land, and great destruction! . . . The Lord has opened his armory, and brought out the weapons of his wrath . . . pile her up like heaps of grain, and destroy her utterly; let nothing be left of her. . . . Alas for them, their day has come, the time of their punishment!"
Death to the Assyrians
2 Kings 19:35 "That very night the angel of the Lord set out and struck down one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians; when morning dawned, they were all dead bodies."
Death to the prophets of Baal
1 Kings 18:39-40 "When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, 'The Lord indeed is God; the Lord indeed is God.' Elijah said to them, 'Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape.' Then they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Wadi Kishon, and killed them there."
Answer: I'm just going to repeat my answer from earlier... Answer: Let's remember Ezekiel 3:18-19... how if you don't stop sinning you have your own blood on your hands, spiritual suicide. And let's remember Romans 6:23... Wages of sin is death and all these verses above is talking about death to sinners. All these are sins and their soul's will die in Hell. If Israel took it literally that is their shortcoming... If God wanted sinners to be stoned why did God stop the Pharisees from stoning the Adulterous woman in John 8:7...?
Do you even realize who Baal is? He is a high ranking demon of Hell, Babylon worshipped him and brought more sin into the world. Destruction. And as for going close to Tabernacle... Just like with Ark of the Covenant... This had a very Holy presence of God... His spiritual or presence is so great it can destroy the human body.
21.) Death in the streets
Ezekiel 9:5-6 "To the others he [God] said in my hearing, 'Pass through the city after him, and kill; your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity. Cut down old men, young men and young women, little children and women, but touch no one who has the mark'."
Answer: Touch no one who has the mark... Hmmm... Mark of the Beast? 666? Probably, spiritual mark. Tells us they serve Satan.
22.) Kill your brothers and friends to get a blessing
Exodus 32:27-29 "He [Moses] said to them, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, "Put your sword on your side, each of you! Go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and each of you kill your brother, your friend, and your neighbor".' The sons of Levi did as Moses commanded, and about three thousand of the people fell on that day. Moses said, 'Today you have ordained yourselves for the service of the Lord, each one at the cost of a son or a brother, and so have brought a blessing on yourselves this day'."
Answer: Matthew 10:36-37 ~ "And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me."
Meaning... When you refuse to celebrate Christmas or Easter because they are in truth, Pagan Holidays and your family gets angry and tries to pressure you... You still choose Christ, not to celebrate. When you go out on the street to Preach the Gospel like the Apostles and your family discourages you and tells you to stay home with them and sin... You choose Christ and go out and save souls. And if ever you choose family, friends to make them happy by sinning with them... You are not worthy of Christ.
23.) Death by impalement to those who happen to worship the wrong god
Numbers 25:4-5 "The Lord said to Moses, 'Take all the chiefs of the people, and impale them in the sun before the Lord, in order that the fierce anger of the Lord may turn away from Israel.' And Moses said to the judges of Israel, 'Each of you shall kill any of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor'."
Answer: If you were yoked with Baal, who is a very high ranking Babylonian demon-god then most likely they were already unredeemable. They would sacrifice babies to Baal. Not ideal neighbors.
24.) Kill man, woman, child and infant
1 Samuel 15:3 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, 'I will punish the Amalekites for what they did in opposing the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey'."
Answer: So this referring to children... The children attacked, killed in the enemy Pagan Nations destroyed by Israel... What would have become of these children if they were allowed to live? They would have continued to practice Pagan rituals that are demonic, destroying their own souls and they would have wished to seek revenge against Israel for the death of their fathers. So... Kill these children when they grow into adults would be worst because they will grow up to follow demonic traditions guaranteed... Ending themselves up in Hell. But if killed young while they are innocent... They can go to Heaven.
25.) Ezekiel 5:10 "Surely, parents shall eat their children in your midst, and children shall eat their parents; I will execute judgments on you, and any of you who survive I will scatter to every wind."
Answer: Let's get something straight... God isn't commanding them to eat their own children, but on the contrary is rebuking them for it. Cannibalism is obviously demonic, something extreme Pagans and Satanists would do... They are told if they continue down the path of the demonic that this is what will become of them, eating their own children.