Numerous skeptics have challenged the goodness of God by pointing to His command in the Old Testament to exterminate the Canaanites, including the women and children. Christians have also wondered how to understand those passages of Scripture. In this lecture, Dr. Derek Thomas explains the meaning of Old Testament Holy War in light of redemptive history, showing that it is fully consistent with the holy and good character of God.
According to the rules of war established by God, Joshua and the army of Israel were ordered to leave no survivors in Jericho. What was the purpose of the absolute destruction of the people of Jericho? Dr. Sproul addresses this question in this message, explaining the reason God called Joshua to conquer Jericho.