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THE BIBLE AND GENOCIDE

BIBLE QUOTES CONCERNING GENOCIDE

Atrocities by white Christian imperialists against native peoples in Latin America.


We have read all the major holy books of the world.   More than any other such book, the Christian Bible contains very specific endorsements of the most violent and bloody campaigns of genocide.  We certainly don't suggest that all Christians today favor genocide but the problems with the Bible remain.  These quotes were directly used by Christians in history for both the slave trade against Africans and the conquest of North and South America by white Christians.


DIVINE MASTER PLAN FOR GENOCIDE

"You must destroy all the peoples the LORD your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you." Deuteronomy 7:16.

"The LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally.  Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy." Deuteronomy 7:2

"When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the desert where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it. Twelve thousand men and women fell that day—all the people of Ai. For Joshua did not draw back the hand that held out his javelin until he had destroyed all who lived in Ai. But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and plunder of this city, as the LORD had instructed Joshua." Joshua 8:24-28

""Follow me," he ordered, "for the LORD has given Moab, your enemy, into your hands." So they followed him down and, taking possession of the fords of the Jordan that led to Moab, they allowed no one to cross over. At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not a man escaped." Judges 3:28-29

"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt.  Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys." 1 Samuel 15:2-3

DIVINE MANDATE FOR IMPERIALISM

"On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates,  the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites," Genesis 15:18-20

"The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father's household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, 'To your offspring  I will give this land'." Genesis 24:7

"Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: 'The LORD your God is giving you rest and has granted you this land." Joshua 1:13

"I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run" Exodus 23:27.

"This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you." Deuteronomy 2:25.