Nice God/Angry God

How can the ‘nice’, loving God of the New Testament, as exemplified and demonstrated by Jesus, be reconciled with the ‘Nasty’ God of the Old Testament? Here’s a link to a thought-provoking article on how a ‘nice’ God is ‘appeased’ by killing His own Son. Or is He?

Here’s the link

And here’s some of the entrenched reaction to it. The great Christian musician and minister, Don Francisco, read the article, liked it, and declared that he agreed with it. The replies make for interesting reading: how people apparently secure in their faith can suddenly seem insecure when all their carefully-held beliefs are challenged; how someone who has served Jesus faithfully and sacrificially for decades can suddenly become the ‘bad guy’, in so many people’s eyes, simply by saying what he thinks; how all of a sudden all those years of faithful, prophetic service count for nothing in some people’s eyes – as far as they’re concerned, it’s all gone just like a burst soap bubble. Clicking the date part takes you straight to it:

Boy, posting that link the other day has shown me that after all these years I’m still very naive: I really didn’t…

Posted by Don Francisco on Monday, 6 April 2015

And then, there’s even more. But Don stuck to his guns, bless him:

Since he derailed our parents in the Garden, it’s been our enemy’s goal to get us to believe that God’s character is…

Posted by Don Francisco on Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Don has always been a prophet. In this, he’s saying to us what God is saying to our generation. Also, his wife Wendy has made pro-gay comments on some forums (I have read them); again this is what God is saying to the Church in these times. Time to accept gays, lesbians and all those who have felt alienated from the Church because of the Church’s entrenched attitudes. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches!

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