This is a question / problem that many people talk about.
If you read / study the Bible, it seems that God in the Old Testement is
always telling the Israelites to wipe out City after City
and to Kill Everyone, even children.
The God in the New Testement (in the form of Jesus) is
Always preaching Love, Tolerance, Forgiveness.
These 2 Gods seem to be the opposite of Each Other.
I did alot of reading and discussion on this topic,
thanks to a follower who raised up the thought / question.
The God of the Old Testement IS the Same as the God of the New.
But the World was VERY VERY Different.
When you think of Evil, you can't imagine a city where EVERYONE is Evil
We just do not see that these days
Imagine a City where EVERYONE is fighting and killing and drinking.
these Cities were not big as they are now
They were tribes / forts with a few thousand people at best
(like a small country town)
Where it is common to sacrifice people to "the gods".
They would actually roll babies through the fire and let them burn to death.
That was fun and games
God abhors such Evil above all else and this Evil Could not be tolerated
Nor could he risk his people (The Israelites) being exposed to or adopting these sins
(Ever hear the Expression: When in Rome do as the Romans do?)
There is also many examples in the Old Testament of God's Love and Patience
But this is my Favorite:
From Exodus 34:6-7
The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. (Ex 34:6-7)
To Read More on God's Love in the Old Testement
This is a pretty big topic and I only brushed over it,
But I promise you that this is the TRUTH: