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  • Kathleen on Joshua 7
    I had the same question and concluded that HE meant that thou shalt not murder or take innocent blood. There is evidence throughout the OT of military campaigns i.e. nation against nation and even in the NT God said that this would be. Jesus also said that we should turn the other cheek if we are smitted on the right one but it appears He was talking on an individual level when we are taken by those in authority i.e. by the police as He was. In all cases we are called to love, so if one is in battle if a life can be spared you don't just take that life, that would be murder. I just saying...



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