Deeper 7 - Deeper Homicidal - Robert Russell
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  • 1. Deeper - Homicidal God? Is the God of the Old Testament the God of the New Testament?
  • 2. Deeper - Homicidal God? Revd Simon Coupland New Wine Summer 11 New Wine Magazine
  • 3. Deeper - Homicidal God?
  • 4. Deeper - Homicidal God? ‘ The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sado-masochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.’ Richard Dawkins - The God Delusion
  • 5. Deeper - Homicidal God? Simple Solution No 1 Cut out the Old Testament
  • 6. Deeper - Homicidal God?
    • Simple Solution No 1
    • Cut out the Old Testament-
      • 4 consequences:
        • No longer follow Jesus
  • 7. Deeper - Homicidal God?
    • Simple Solution No 1
    • Cut out the Old Testament-
      • 4 consequences:
        • No longer follow Jesus
        • Cut out large part of NT too
  • 8. Deeper - Homicidal God?
    • Simple Solution No 1
    • Cut out the Old Testament-
      • 4 consequences:
        • No longer follow Jesus
        • Cut out large part of NT too
        • Lose context for Jesus
  • 9. Deeper - Homicidal God?
    • Simple Solution No 1
    • Cut out the Old Testament-
      • 4 consequences:
        • No longer follow Jesus
        • Cut out large part of NT too
        • Lose context for Jesus
        • Lose best bits
  • 10. Deeper - Homicidal God? Simple Solution No 2 Say it didn’t happen
  • 11. Deeper - Homicidal God? Simple Solution No 3 Stop being such wimps!
  • 12. Deeper - Homicidal God?
    • Simple Solutions:
      • Cut out the Old Testament
      • Say it didn’t happen
      • Stop being such wimps!
  • 13. Deeper - Homicidal God? Helpful thought 1 Judge events by the standards of the time
  • 14. Deeper - Homicidal God? Helpful thought 1 Judge events by the standards of the time
  • 15. Deeper - Homicidal God? Helpful thought 2 Remember why God commanded this
  • 16. Deeper - Homicidal God? Helpful thought 3 Jesus changes everything
  • 17. Deeper - Homicidal God?
    • Helpful thoughts
    • Judge events by the standards of the time
    • Remember why God commanded this
    • Jesus changes everything
  • 18. Deeper - Homicidal God? Is the God of the Old Testament the God of the New Testament? YES