Pastor Mike wrote: So it's only genocide when ordered by somebody like Hitler. It's "purification" when ordered by God
I did not mention genocide or purification. I see you have to lie to make a point.
Satan is the father of lies... Jn 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Clearly the atheist cannot receive the truth, the ability to do so is not in them.
Faith separates the Christian from the atheist, thus knowledge and truth are Christian attributes.
Pastor Mike wrote: this is the same God who ordered genocide and human sacrifice
The atheist assumes that he knows what we Christians know. What he fails to perceive is that faith brings with it access, by the Holy Spirit, to truth, knowledge and understanding which the reprobate does not have.
The atheist is not aware of the power and influence of sin within the mortal. He is under the dominion of sin which separates him from God, grace, His wisdom, Knowledge and truth.
Simply put the atheist cannot read Scripture.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace