Sunday, April 30, 2006

Canaanites

MYTH
The punishment of the Canaanites was unjust

Regarding the slaughter of the Canaanites, the Canaanites were far from "innocent." Canaanite religious practices included child sacrifice, bestiality, incest, male and female prostitution, and homosexuality. Genesis 15:16 indicates that God would not destroy the Canaanites until their guilt called for their complete destruction in judgment. The Canaanites were given more than 400 years to repent. God is the sovereign Creator of all life [Deuteronomy 32:39]. God would be bringing the Canaanite babies into Heaven if children who die prior to reaching the age of accountability go to Heaven. The Canaanite children would have inevitably become like their wicked parents in that corrupt society.