An Investigation of the Dark Gospel of Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good News Clubs
Lesson 2: “Saul’s Disobedience” The Incomplete Genocide of the Wicked Amalekites
Katherine Hershey, David: A Man After God’s Heart (2011)
The Amalekites were to be destroyed for their unbelief: “That was pretty clear, wasn’t it?  The Amalekites had heard about Israel’s true and living God many years before, but they refused to believe in Him....  Their sinful unbelief caused them to do wicked things....  Because God is pure and holy—separate from sin—He must punish sin.”
God's genocidal command was "pretty clear"!
You disobey your parents and your teachers and you deserve to be punished in Hell: “You were also born with a sinful heart that causes you to do sinful things like getting angry and pouting when you can’t have your own way or disobeying your parents and teachers.  You deserve to be punished for your sins and that punishment is to be separated from God forever.”
You were born sinful and disobedient and deserve to be punished with Hell
God had His people kill the Amalekites because the Amalekites “refused to believe God”: “God is pure and holy so He must punish sin.  The Amalekites refused to believe in God and God has promised punishment.  Now was God’s time for punishment....” But by sparing King Agag, Saul only “partly obeyed”:  “By only partly obeying, Saul had actually disobeyed.  Could Saul have decided he would obey God completely?  (Allow response.)  Yes....  But Saul was more interested in doing things his way.  If only Saul had been willing to seek God for strength to obey.”
The Amalekites "refused to believe God" and so God used His chosen people to kill them all, including infants and children In killing all the women, children, infants, and most of the men, Saul only partly obeyed
God’s genocidal imperative was good; seek God’s strength to obey completely:  “When God gives a command, He expects His children to obey completely.  Our memory verse says “’To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin’ (James 4:17)....  It’s not always easy to obey completely.  You need to seek God’s strength when you’re tempted to disobey.”
James 4:17 about doing good, when applied to I Samuel 15's genocidal imperative, means kill every last soul
Doing good means obeying God completely, even if it involves genocide:  “Remember what our memory verse says, ’To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin’ (James 4:17).  If you are to be a person after God’s heart, He expects your complete obedience....  Be careful to listen to God’s commands, then count on His strength to help you obey Him....”
Doing good means obeying God completely, even if He commands genocide
Always obey God completely: “Being a person after God’s heart means obeying God completely...  [r]emember what our memory verse says, ’To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin’ (James 4:17)....  Stop and ask God for the strength and ‘want to’ to obey completely.”
It is good to always obey completely Believe in Penal Substitutionary Atonement and Be Saved! Because Genocide  Isn’t Easy “Unconditional Obedience”    in the Fuehrer Oath
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