We just cannot avoid the fact that parts of the Old Testament depict God as a bloodthirsty warrior. As a continuation of last weeks post on the God of the Old Testament, Dr. Christopher Peppler goes into more detail in this audio file. In the Q & A session, we mostly discuss this statement:
We just cannot avoid the fact that parts of the Old Testament depict God as a bloodthirsty warrior. This is one of the reasons why Andy Stanley wants to unhitch from the Old Testament, and why Richard Dawkins has irreverently described God as “arguably the most unpleasant character
People who doubt the authenticity of the Old Testament or the divinity of Jesus should listen to this message. The Lord Jesus connects the dots between His life and key Old Testament events. By doing this He is in effect saying, “Yes, it is true, and I AM the one who did it!”
The expression, ‘Connecting the dots’ has become quite popular in South Africa as a way of suggesting areas of corruption without actually being explicit. However, in this article, I want to use the expression very explicitly to connect the dots between the Old and New Testaments. Jesus is of course the dot-connector in chief, but
Following THIS post on a rather contraversial theological statement made recently, Dr. Christopher Peppler (a.k.a. Dad) gives a summary with some extra details followed by a question and answer session with me (a.k.a. daughter/admin/non-theologian). I do hope you enjoy it and take up the challenge with me at the end of this podcast.
Zapiro is a cartoon character and the front for a very talented artist and social commentator. My comments and observations are in response to what this cartoon character says. Despite the derisive tone of Zapiro’s queries I have chosen to take his first question seriously and I would like to