Does the God of the Old Testament Differ from Jesus

There is this mistaken impression out there that the God of the Old Testament is greatly different than the Jesus of the New Testament. I would like to show how they are the same.

The Loving God

Jesus is known for instructing people to love one another. He tells his Hebrew followers that they should not only love their neighbors, but also their enemies.

Gender Points to God

Gender Points to God
(And maybe that is why Satan seeks to destroy it.)

If we are to believe the theory of evolution, we must accept a fantastic notion: apes evolved into mankind. Let us consider a male ape. Some genetic mutation occurs which somehow makes a beneficial change to his genetic code, making him into a human. Now in order for this change to be propagated to the next generation, THE SAME mutation must happen in the female, because as we know, chimps and humans cannot interbreed.

God's Ways

What Would a World that Followed God Look Like?

I think the God who created us knows the best way for us to live. What would happen if the world was following God? When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was, He said to love God. Next after that, He said to love one another. All of God's commandments can be boiled down to those. (Note: the following isn't an exhaustive list of God's instructions to us, but I tried to pick the major ones. I'm sure I missed a lot of good stuff.)


Between Men (Love one another)

Does Mankind have a Purpose?

Why did God create mankind? Do we have a purpose in life? The prophet Isaiah, speaking for God, said this:

Isaiah 43:18
“Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.

19 “Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.

Belief as a Form of Worship

Belief as a Form of Worship
Or as Alex Jones would say, "There's a war on for your mind!"

For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS." (Romans 4:3)

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

"All the world's a stage" -- William Shakespeare

The dictionary defines belief as:

an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.

The Ten Lepers

From the account of Jesus healing 10 lepers, you can see the ugliness of ungratefulness.

God sent his only beloved son to die in your place for your sins. How long will you remain in ingratitude/unbelief?

God as Owner of the Earth

Entertain the idea for a moment that there's a being out there who created time and the world and all that is in it. Would that being:

* have the right to determine the rules of what goes on here?
* have the right to punish those who break the rules?
* have the right to act in ways we don't completely understand?



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