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Violence

The reason that God destroyed humanity with the Flood:

"6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth." (Genesis 6:11-13 KJV)

"Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law"

In the present world, violence is usually thought of as brutal acts that injure or kill. The Bible definition of violence includes that, but the Word of God uses the literal and full meaning of the word. Violence actually means to violate God's Law, as summed up in the Ten Commandments. In God's eyes, any violation of His Law is violence i.e. while murder is physical violence, it is also violence to worship false gods, have idols, misuse God's Name, violate the Sabbath, dishonor parents, commit adultery, theft, dishonesty or coveting.

The Ten Commandments Consider how Biblical references to violence do not necessarily describe physical violence against other humans, but violence directly at God.

"11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth." Psalm 11:4-5 KJV)

"73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment." (Psalm 73:6 KJV)

"8:17 ... for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger" (Ezekiel 8:17 KJV)

"3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law" (Zephaniah 3:4 KJV)

And who is the ultimate violator of God's Law - the one whose "iniquity" filled him with "violence"? Satan the devil, the first to commit violence against God's Law:

"28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee." (Ezekiel 28:15-17 KJV)

Fact Finder: How do humans not commit violence against God?
How To Be A True Christian - Lesson 1
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How To Be A True Christian - Lesson 4
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The True Christian Holy Days: Lesson 4
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