Scary God or Scary People?

The author Mark Twain famously said that “to trust the God of the Bible is to trust an irascible, vindictive, fierce and ever fickle and changeful master," and many would agree. Even Christians struggle with an Old Testament God who commands genocides and describes himself as both vengeful and jealous. 

But in this essay Brad Cole attests that "The message of the Bible . . . points to the character of God as being all-good, all-loving, and even incorporating supreme humility, service and kindness." The only right way to see the God of the Bible is through the lens of Jesus, who came in the flesh to clear up any misconceptions. 

"Eternal life is through a person, not a book, and this book is only helpful if we read it in such a way that all 66 books bring us to the Person of Jesus Christ." Follow Cole as he walks through the passages that give full meaning to the message of the Old Testament, as explained by Jesus himself. 

Posted on January 22, 2015 and filed under Third 30, Blog.