I appreciate my pastor. Mark Driscoll doesn't shy away from the difficult passages in the Bible. Like today's sermon on chapter eight of Esther. Does God condone killing enemies in the Old Testament?
Today's sermon also addressed how we change the culture. You can listen, watch, or read the sermon online. It is usually posted on Monday.
When the king held out the golden scepter to Esther, Esther rose and stood before the king. And she said, "If it please the king, and if I have found favor in his sight, and if the thing seems right before the king, and I am pleasing in his eyes, let an order be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the provinces of the king. For how can I bear to see the calamity that is coming to my people? Or how can I bear to see the destruction of my kindred?" Esther 8:4-6 ESV