Here’s how John Piper begins his response to a question about God’s commandment to slaughter the Canaanites:
It’s right for God to slaughter women and children anytime he pleases. God gives life and he takes life. Everybody who dies, dies because God wills that they die.
Peter Enns has some problems with that.
I do too, though I’m not sure I completely agree with Enns’s critique of Piper.