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Amorite America: Iniquity and Judgment « Latter Times News

Dr. Mike Johnston

Those with a superficial understanding of Scripture often accuse God of being cruel and intolerant for ordering Israel to destroy the inhabitants of the Promised Land. While at first glance this criticism may appear to be justified, a deeper study reveals Almighty God as a merciful, all-powerful, all-knowing Lord who above all else loved Israel (Deut. 7:7-8) and wanted to protect her from the encroaching influence of the evil Amorites (aka the Canaanites) whose heinous lifestyles had defiled the land (Lev. 18:27).

God, Sovereign Creator of all (Gen. 1:1), made a covenant with Abram that included title deed to the land of Canaan (Gen. 12:1, 7; 13:15; 15:7; 13, 18, etc). However, God told him before his family could receive their inheritance they would need to reside 400 years in a foreign land (Gen. 15:13) because the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full (Gen. 15:16).

The Abominations of the Amorites

And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel (1 Kings 14:24) . . . And wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child (2 Kings 8:12) . . . But (Ahaz, King of Judah) . . . made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen (2 Kings 16:3; see Lev. 18:21).

On baked clay tablets at Ras Shamra in Syria, [1] two Amorite abominations are pictured desecrating the human body: abortion and homosexuality. While much could be said about either of these despicable sins, both are proud, defiant acts of rebellion against God’s first recorded commandment: God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth . . . (Genesis 1:28).

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