Thursday, September 26, 2013

Answering Moral Objections to the Bible


Before listing the links answering moral objections to the Bible, here are some blogposts that are related:

Why Obey God?
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/09/why-obey-god-rough-draft.html

God in Relation to Law: Ex Lex, Sub Lego or Sibi Ipsi Lex
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/05/god-in-relation-to-law-ex-lex-sub-lego.html



Audio/Video:

Richard Hess: Did God Command Joshua and Israel to Commit Genocide?
https://youtu.be/wI4d-6oqmNc

Answering Moral Objections to the Old Testament (videos) by Peter J. Williams
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2013/09/26/answering-moral-objections-to-the-old-testament/

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New Atheists & Old Testament by Peter J. Williams (during the Reasonable Faith Tour 2011)
http://youtu.be/ulCbh_1SlwE

Is the Old Testament Ethical? by Peter J. Williams
http://www.apologetics315.com/2009/08/is-old-testament-ethical-peter-williams.html

Short Audio/Visual materials by Peter J. Williams HERE

Is it reasonable to believe in Old Testament morality? by Peter S. Williams
http://youtu.be/QjaVuB51uHc

Is God a Moral Monster? by Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/1C3q3Zr_R8E

Is God a Moral Monster by Paul Copan (Tactical Faith Live Stream)
http://youtu.be/Ohz3Aa3wucs

Slavery and Genocide in the Bible? by Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/1yuEFfTCOhw

Did God Sanction Slavery in the Old Testament? by Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/CyLpygp4eSE

Questions & Answers by Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/EZuYOvdgNHs

Good God and Evil World by Paul Copan 
http://youtu.be/ORqzUTPvHOo

Talking with Paul Copan about Genocide in Old Testament
http://youtu.be/4lap_BdOJQo 

Is God a Moral Monster? Paul Copan Interview
http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/01/apologist-interview-paul-copan-is-god.html

God commands Abraham to kill his son by Dr. Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/0SCehNfyJaY

The killing of the Canaanite woman and children - Dr. Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/X1K8pEB2xic

Is God a Moral Monster? by Dr. Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/xWJ-raa3lOQ

The killing of the Canaanites in The Old Testament by Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/-F9RYE2G2SE

The penalty for Israel breaking laws in The Old Testament by Paul Copan
http://youtu.be/uQiRaqS8nHM

Old Testament God vs The New Atheists | Paul Copan, PhD
http://youtu.be/oHUIOBrGnYg

Making Sense of the Old Testament God (Paul Copan)
https://youtu.be/bksANxAv2JA

Old Testament Atrocities by William Lane Craig
http://youtu.be/k2kSST8O93Y

Did God Command Genocide In the Bible? by William Lane Craig
http://youtu.be/9FGv9aOCcyU

Did God Command Genocide in the Bible? - William Lane Craig vs. Richard Dawkins' Statements
http://youtu.be/gH0c_rWkang

The "Slaughter" of the Canaanite Tribes Revisited
https://youtu.be/DZt1giKdDpA

Did God Commit Atrocities in the Old Testament? by William Lane Craig (Podcast)
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/did-god-commit-atrocities-in-the-old-testament

Is God a Moral Monster? by Frank Turek
http://youtu.be/3sO087AjU08 

Q & A: God's Sovereignty and the Genocide of the Old Testament by Ravi Zacharias
http://youtu.be/avyEziBHEx4

Violence in the Old Testament: Seven Minute Seminary
Part 1 http://youtu.be/7hotJ7p0f9I
Part 2 http://youtu.be/pGVn1gaSsAs
Part 3 http://youtu.be/Tf2lX1nYkKw

God Behaving Badly: Author Interview of David Lamb
http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/06/author-interview-david-lamb-god.html

Though the Crusades happened after the writing of the Bible, atheists often cite the Crusades as examples of Christian hypocrisy or of the carrying out in practice the logical implications of Christianity. So, here are interviews of Clay Jones Crusades
Part 1 http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/01/clay-jones-interview-crusades-part-1.html
Part 2 http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/01/clay-jones-interview-crusades-part-2.html
Part 3 http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/02/clay-jones-interview-crusades-part-3.html

The Violence of The Old Testament by Richard Swinburne
http://youtu.be/QjbXwZMst9w
I hesitated to include this video of Swinburne because while his ultimate point is true, it skirts the issue of the inspiration of the Old Testament texts that were gathered and accepted by Christians. The fact is that the documents were originally received or eventually recognized by the Jews as inspired revelation by God before they were accepted by the Christian community. In fact, (and more precisely) the original Christians were themselves Jews who accepted the Tanach as inspired Scripture.

Genocide in the Old Testament with Dr. Bob Chisholm, Dr. Gordon Johnston and Dr. Darrell Bock
http://youtu.be/fZEwPmtuusU

Old Testament Violence with Sam Shamoun and David Wood
https://youtu.be/ieIn6vyg3Rc




Online Written Materials:

How is the Islamic idea of jihad different from the violence in the Bible?
https://www.gotquestions.org/jihad-Bible.html

Common Objections to Christianity  by Steve Hays (a blogger at Triablogue)
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/10/common-objections-to-christianity.html

There are many blogs at Triablogue that deal with the moral objections to the Bible from a Calvinistic perspective (e.g. those by Steve Hays and Paul Manata). One can perform a search for those blogs. There are also books there that touch on the subject by the Triabloggers (though not all the authors or contributors are Calvinists). 


The Infidel Delusion by the Triabloggers
http://calvindude.org/ebooks/stevehays/Infidel-Delusion.pdf

Part 2 http://calvindude.org/ebooks/stevehays/Why-I-Believe-2.pdf

Chattel slavery by Steve Hays
 
Slave trade by Steve Hays

Runaway slaves by Steve Hays

Good Jesus meets bad atheist by Steve Hays

The slave trade by Steve Hays

Voluntary slavery by Steve Hays

Flogging by Steve Hays

Polyester by Steve Hays

Feminist Misogyny by Steve Hays
http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/misogyny.html

The Long Branch Saloon by Steve Hays
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-long-branch-saloon.html 

Revenge killings, honor killings, and Scripture
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/revenge-killings-honor-killings-and.html

Kill the infidel
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/kill-infidel.html

Slaughter of the Canaanites by William Lane Craig (Q & A #16)
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/slaughter-of-the-canaanites

The “Slaughter” of the Canaanites Re-visited by William Lane Craig (Q & A #225)
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-slaughter-of-the-canaanites-re-visited

Once More: The Slaughter of the Canaanites by William Lane Craig (Q & A #331)
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/once-more-the-slaughter-of-the-canaanites


Slavery in the Bible: Articles & Audio at Apologetics315 website
http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/09/slavery-in-bible-articles-audio.html

Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? An Overview (Part 1) by Paul Copan
http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201102/201102_108_slavery.htm.cfm 

Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? (Part 2) by Paul Copan
http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201103/201103_124_OTSlave.cfm


Why Is the New Testament Silent on Slavery — or Is It? by Paul Copan
http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/201104/201104_108_NT_slavery.cfm

The Question of Slavery by Break Point website
https://www.breakpoint.org/features-columns/breakpoint-columns/entry/2/17244

Doesn’t the Bible Support Slavery?
https://answersingenesis.org/bible-questions/doesnt-the-bible-support-slavery/

Slavery in the Bible: 8 Quick Resources
http://www.apologetics315.com/2011/06/slavery-in-bible-8-quick-resources.html?m=1

Does the Bible Condone Slavery?
http://rzim.org/a-slice-of-infinity/does-the-bible-condone-slavery/

Common Objections: The Old Testament is Full of Rape, Murder, Slavery, Homophobia http://www.monergism.com/blog/common-objections-old-testament-full-rape-murder-slavery-homophobia

Should sodomites be executed?
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2017/03/should-sodomites-be-executed.html

The Bible’s Attitude to Rape by George Athas
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/euangelion/2014/06/the-bibles-attitude-to-rape/

 The Punishment for Rape and Bad Translations
https://reformedtheonomy.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/the-punishment-for-rape-and-bad-translations/

Does the God of the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? Why Does the Bible Never Condemn Slavery? http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/skeptics/03slavery.html


Does the Bible Condone Slavery and Sexism by James M. Hamilton
http://jimhamilton.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Does-the-Bible-Condone-Slavery-and-Sexism.pdf

Why Does the Bible Condone Genocide? by John Hendryx
http://www.monergism.com/blog/why-does-bible-condone-genocide-john-hendryx

Our Poisoned Culture of Libel and Defamation by John Hendryx
http://www.monergism.com/blog/our-poisoned-culture-libel-and-defamation

Holy War in Joshua: Texts of Terror?Michael S. Horton
http://www.modernreformation.org/default.php?page=articledisplay&var1=ArtRead&var2=1502&var3=main

Five Differences between Sharia and Old Testament Law by David Wood
http://www.equip.org/article/five-differences-sharia-old-testament-law/



Recommended books:

Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God by Paul Copan

Toward Old Testament Ethics by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
Kaiser's other books are also relevant. But especially the one above because it explains much of the rationale of Old Testament ethics.

God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? by David T. Lamb

Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide editor by Stanley N. Gundry


See also my other blogs:

The issue of Rape and Deut. 22:28-29

Could God Command a Christian to Kill?

Resources for Dealing with Alleged Bible Contradictions, Discrepancies and Errors

Dealing with Christian Doubts

Christian Apologetics: Who Needs It? by William Lane Craig 

Book Reviews of Recent Atheist Authors by Christian Apologists

Detecting and Finding God

"Unveiling" The Hiddenness of God

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