Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Mark Galli on Jesus and the God of the Old Testament


"Jesus had a tendency of storming in and out of people's live, making implicit or explicit demands and, in general, making people feel mighty uncomfortable...This is Jesus the consuming fire, the raging storm, who seems bent on destroying everything in His path, who either shocks people into stupification (Mark 6:51) or frightens them (Mark 16:8) so that they run for their lives.  This divinity we had thought was under lock and key and confined to the Old Testament.  But to find Him roaming the pages of the Testament of love and forgiveness-well!  And yet there He swirls, a tornado touching down, lifting homes and businesses off their foundations, having only bits and pieces of the former life strewn on His path."1

Courage and Godspeed,

1. Mark Galli, Jesus Mean and Wild, p. 16-17. 

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