Is there a “Defense” for the “Terror Texts” of Joshua?

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Is there a “Defense” for the “Terror Texts” of Joshua?

Atheism specifically (and culture generally) seeks to incite scorn against the biblical narrative via the commands, especially in the book of Joshua, to exterminate the inhabitants of the promised land.

How do we answer this? Is there a defense we can utilize that doesn’t on the one hand sentimentalize, or on the other, sanction “Jihad”?

Michael Horton is sensitive to the layered, more dimensional approach to answering this concern. His appreciation of the covenantal, progressively revealed and Christocentric nature of the biblical narrative is crucial, and in my opinion, accurate.

The shallow evangelical, Dispensational and neo-Zionist approach is nearly as intolerable as is Islam in an effort to seriously and satisfactorily address the issue.

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The Bias of Current Social Sciences, Natural Law and the Decline of Culture

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Are the Social Sciences Unbiased?

The myth of neutrality and objectivity in the Social Sciences.   True objectivity would only generate immense validation of Natural Law, biblical ethics in culture, and they just cannot allow that of co

urse.  So biased with a passion they must stay – or capitulate the the moral supremacy of the guiding principles, and universal transcendent moral values in biblical ethics.

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