Why did the Lord abhor the Canaanites?


"You shall therefore keep all My statutes, and all My judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring
you to dwell therein, spew you not out. And you shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast
out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them." Lev. 20: 22, 23.
NOTE - The statement that "they committed all these things" refers to what had been previously
forbidden to the Israelites. Among these things was idolatrous worship (Lev. 20: 1-5), showing that the
Gentiles, as well as the Jews, were amenable to the law of God, and were abhorred of God for violating it.

What special message was given to Jonah for Nineveh?
What deliverance was thus made possible?
What apostasy from the worship of God is named in this message?
Does the New Testament teach the same duty?
Why are they demanded now?
Does death bring to Christians unassuaged sorrow?
For what purpose was the earth created?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle