“Q&A: Why does God seem angry in the Old Testament but loving in the New Testament?” (May 24, 2015)

“Q&A: Why does God seem angry in the Old Testament but loving in the New Testament?” (May 24, 2015)

Remember that Old Testament story where a group of little boys tease Elisha for being bald and Elisha curses them and bears come out of the woods and maul the young boys?

Or how about the passage in Deuteronomy that commands a rape victim marry her rapist?

What about when God commands Israel to wipe out the Canaanites entirely? Isn’t that genocide?

Why does God in the Old Testament seem so angry, sexist, and racist? And yet in the New Testament to be kind, loving, and patient?

This week lead pastor Ryan Rasmussen answers the sixth question in our series, “Q&A.”

Husband to Jenn. Dad to Story, Journey, Asher. Lead pastor at First Christian Church, Canton.


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