Can Christianity advance through the use of violence? The answer is "No." Then why is there so much violence in the Old Testament? This article answers the question by pointing to principles that must govern our thinking about violence in the Old Testament.
After showing that violence is something neither glorified nor encouraged in the Bible, this article shows the relation of violence in the Old Testament to God, and identifies how in Christ God changed this in the New Testament, while it distinguishes biblical violence from genocide and vengefulness.
Looking at the book of Chronicles, this article looks at the theme of joy as something the author of Chronicles wanted God's people to experience and realize. It is a book on the expression of joy for God's work.