Saturday, November 30, 2013

God of love or God of judgment?

It is often claimed that the God of the Bible is schizophrenic, that the Old Testament depicts a God of judgment and the New Testament depicts a God of love.  It is also claimed that if God is loving, then it is incompatible with the idea that He is also a God of judgment.  But is this really the case?  Can true love exist in the absence of judgment or does it only exist in the presence of judgment?

Using the narrative of Jonah’s mission to Nineveh along with illustrations as diverse as James Bond, Pride and Prejudice and the Black Eyes Peas, Michael Ramsden explains the compatibility of God’s love and judgment.

You can listen to Part 1 of his message here and Part 2 here.

That you may know, Roger

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