Noah’s Ark and the myth of an angry God

We need to rethink divine violence in the Old Testament… because of what Jesus taught about God. Great blog here by Nathan Jennings:

Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat by Simon de Myle

“God said to Noah, “The end has come for all creatures, since they have filled the earth with violence. I am now about to destroy them along with the earth”
Genesis 6:13

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”
John 10:10

“love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”
Matthew 5:44

“Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Should I forgive as many as seven times?” Jesus said, “Not just seven times, but rather as many as seventy-seven (an infinite number of) times.”
Matthew 18:21‭-‬22

So is God the theif that destroys and takes life? Is God not like Jesus and so doesn’t forgive God’s own enemies?

These are important questions…

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One thought on “Noah’s Ark and the myth of an angry God

  1. What is your point? A “schizophrenic” God? Ever heard about Armageddon, some 2 months after Jesus’ return, meeting out His wrath on the murderous persecutors of His, by then, resurrected children in Heaven? Yes, God is love, like you would like to be, but would you let strangers murder your children and wife in front of you? God is LOVE yes, but not a sissy either. By the way, Hell is worse than death.


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