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Installgentoo
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7/26/2014 11:23:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
What's the justification of this verse by Christians?

In case anyone hasn't read this part of the Bible, the verse reads

"Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock."

What's the interpretation of it to make Christianity peaceful?
Skepticalone
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7/27/2014 12:23:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 11:23:36 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
What's the justification of this verse by Christians?

In case anyone hasn't read this part of the Bible, the verse reads

"Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock."

What's the interpretation of it to make Christianity peaceful?

This verse is about a reward for vengeance against the enemy of Israel. I believe they will point to this was probably written soon after the Babylonian exile by an eyewitness, and the merciful/peaceful Christianity comes with Christ in the NT.
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7/27/2014 12:42:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/26/2014 11:23:36 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
What's the justification of this verse by Christians?

In case anyone hasn't read this part of the Bible, the verse reads

"Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock."

What's the interpretation of it to make Christianity peaceful?

First of all, this Psalm is about Israelite captivity in Babylon, and their future deliverance from that captivity.

And that ultimately points to the deliverance of "Spiritual Israel"(God's elect, chosen people) from their bondage and captivity to sin.

Now, when the Babylonians captured the Israelites, they were vicious, and smashed They did this to make sure there would not be a next generation of Israelites.Israelite babies against the rocks.

And so, in this promise of a future deliverance from Babylon, there is an allusion to a just recompense, i.e. -- Babylonian infants will be smashed against the rocks this time.

Again, what this points to is the justice and wrath of God against the enemies of "Spiritual Israel" (God's elect).

God WILL judge this whole world, and only God's elect will be spared from the wrath to come.
All because Christ (who is typified by Cyrus the Mede, God's instrument in the destruction of Babylon) destroyed the power of sin, death, and Hell, by the sacrifice of himself, as the Substitute for his chosen people.
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7/27/2014 12:45:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/27/2014 12:42:06 AM, sovereigngracereigns wrote:
At 7/26/2014 11:23:36 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
What's the justification of this verse by Christians?

In case anyone hasn't read this part of the Bible, the verse reads

"Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock."

What's the interpretation of it to make Christianity peaceful?

WAIT----

There was an accident with the copy and paste in my last post.
Here's what it should have said:

First of all, this Psalm is about Israelite captivity in Babylon, and their future deliverance from that captivity.

And that ultimately points to the deliverance of "Spiritual Israel" (God's elect, chosen people) from their bondage and captivity to sin.

Now, when the Babylonians captured the Israelites, they were vicious, and smashed Israelite babies against the rocks.
They did this to make sure there would not be a next generation of Israelites.

And so, in this promise of a future deliverance from Babylon, there is an allusion to a just recompense, i.e. -- Babylonian infants will be smashed against the rocks this time.

Again, what this points to is the justice and wrath of God against the enemies of "Spiritual Israel" (God's elect).

God WILL judge this whole world, and only God's elect will be spared from the wrath to come.

All because Christ (who is typified by Cyrus the Mede, God's instrument in the destruction of Babylon) destroyed the power of sin, death, and Hell, by the sacrifice of himself, as the Substitute for his chosen people.