The ________ God of the Old Testament
How would you fill in the blank?
Chances are "vengeful" or "wrathful" were some of the first words to cross your mind. Why is that? Why has the God of the Old Testament become so associated with his wrath and, as usually follows, set in contrast to the "merciful" God of the New Testament?
Read Nehemiah 9 and "wrathful" is not the primary image of God you get.
This is one of the great chapters in the Old Testament: the people of Israel have just returned from captivity in... Continue Reading