Originally Posted by jwsiii
I didn't think that it was meant in that way. I know that God's covenant with Abraham is unconditional and irreversible.
That is a lie. God has killed many Israelites and taken their land away for disbelief, idolatry and blasphemy. God's covenant is conditional on Israel obeying him--READ THE 1ST commandment.
The first commandment is very clear. Israelites must always obey God else they will be punished by God severely for they are under His commandment.
God used the Egyptians to enslave and even kill some hebrews. Exodus
God used the Assyrians to kill Israelites. 2 Kings etc
God used babylonians to kill Israelites and take away their land
God used the Romans to kill israelites and disposess and scatter them
God never gives human anything unconditionally, that is irrational and fairly impossible since humans must be given conditions for everything from God. Humans cannot be given land and blessings unconditionally by God.