• Published 2002

THE IMPRECATORY PSALMS AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS

@inproceedings{Day2002THEIP,
  title={THE IMPRECATORY PSALMS AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS},
  author={John Day},
  year={2002}
}
ONE EMINENTLY TROUBLESOME PORTION of the Scriptures is the so-called "imprecatory psalms." These psalms express the desire for God's vengeance to fall on His (and His people’s) enemies and include the use of actual curses, or imprecations. Such psalms naturally evoke a reaction of revulsion in many Christians. For are not Christians to love their enemies (Matt. 5:44), to "bless and not curse" (Rom. 12:14)? How then does one justify calls for the barbaric dashing of infants against a rock (Ps… CONTINUE READING