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What is Your Answer To This Statement?

Post by Clareesa on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:18 pm

For apologetics there are a number of statements that we have to analyze and respond to.
One of the Statements is:
"The Old testament God is a God of hate and the new Testament God is a God of love."


How would you respond to this statement? Is it true or false?
Use scripture verses please! Very Happy


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Post by Amy I. on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:45 pm

FALSE FALSE FALSE! Smile

By the way, are you sure the statement isn't backwards?

Here's how I would respond...

When you're a little kid and your your parents tell you, "NEVER CROSS THE STREET BY YOURSELF!" and you go and cross the street, they punish you, right? Do they punish you because they hate you? NO! They do it because they love you so much that they have to discipline you to keep you safe! Because they know, even though you don't, that if you cross the street on your own, you could get hit by a car.

More of this later...I don't have time to finish my argument...
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Post by Foster G on Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:42 pm

I don't have my immutability speech now, but I can tell you that if the statement were true, it would contradict G-d's immutubility. (and that there are plenty of verses that state G-d's love in the Old Testament, as well as New.)

oh, yeah. and you have the statement backward.lol
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Post by Clareesa on Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:29 pm

Backwards? Oops... my bad. Very Happy I fixed it.

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Post by Amy I. on Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:53 pm

I think people who believe this statement would NOT care in God's immutability...
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Re: What is Your Answer To This Statement?

Post by Clareesa on Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:29 pm

What if the person stating this were to ask you about...say... in the Old Testament when God flooded the earth? Isn't that hate?

(BTW...I'm asking this question in the view of the person who believes this statement...not MY personal beliefs. Wink )

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Re: What is Your Answer To This Statement?

Post by Amy I. on Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:02 pm

Don't worry, I figured that out Smile

Well... when someone get's shut in jail for life for committing murder, do people think the judge is hateful? God is a God of justice... and also mercy. He had been merciful to let people keep living for generations and generations, but by Noah's time, the people were so evil that God had to destroy them. That's justice. "For the wages of sin is death..."
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Re: What is Your Answer To This Statement?

Post by Anna G. on Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:19 am

God is holy, so He couldn't just let sin go.....
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Re: What is Your Answer To This Statement?

Post by Abigail G. on Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:23 am

Amy I. wrote:Don't worry, I figured that out Smile

Well... when someone get's shut in jail for life for committing murder, do people think the judge is hateful? God is a God of justice... and also mercy. He had been merciful to let people keep living for generations and generations, but by Noah's time, the people were so evil that God had to destroy them. That's justice. "For the wages of sin is death..."

You said it! Smile

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