• Introduction
According to Richard Dawkins:
God is “a petty, unjust unforgiving control-
freak; a vindictive, bloodthirst...
• Introduction
According to Richard Dawkins:
God is “a petty, unjust unforgiving control-
freak; a vindictive, bloodthirst...
• Introduction
– Sin leads to suffering
• Introduction
– Sin leads to suffering
– Sin leads to death
• Introduction
– Sin leads to suffering
– Sin leads to death
– Sin affronts no-one?
• Introduction
– Sin leads to suffering
– Sin leads to death
– Sin affronts no-one?
– Sin should be judged
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
– Jesus and a house at Capernaum
“Now after some days, when he returned to
the news sp...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
– Jesus and a house at Capernaum
– A sick man gets brought
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
– Jesus and a house at Capernaum
– A sick man gets brought
– He gets lowered through t...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
– Jesus and a house at Capernaum
– A sick man gets brought
– He gets lowered through t...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
“Now some of the
were sitting there, turning these things ove...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
– ‘Scribes’
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
– ‘Scribes’
– ‘Reasoning within their hearts’
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
– ‘Scribes’
– ‘Reasoning within their hearts’
– Their serious...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
• The reply, vv. 8-12
– He KNEW they were having these though...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
• The reply, vv. 8-12
– He KNEW they were having these though...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
• The reply, vv. 8-12
– He KNEW they were having these though...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
• The reply, vv. 8-12
– He KNEW they were having these though...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
• The reply, vv. 8-12
– He KNEW they were having these though...
• Introduction
• The event, vv. 1-5
• The objection, vv. 6-7
• The reply, vv. 8-12
• Conclusion
“ And immediately the man ...
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Mark 2 vv 1-12 The Bible's God is a vindictive God?

  1. 1. • Introduction According to Richard Dawkins: God is “a petty, unjust unforgiving control- freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic-cleanser; a misogynistic homophobic racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniac“ … really?
  2. 2. • Introduction According to Richard Dawkins: God is “a petty, unjust unforgiving control- freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic-cleanser; a misogynistic homophobic racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniac“ … really? God is WRONG to deal decisively with sin?
  3. 3. • Introduction – Sin leads to suffering
  4. 4. • Introduction – Sin leads to suffering – Sin leads to death
  5. 5. • Introduction – Sin leads to suffering – Sin leads to death – Sin affronts no-one?
  6. 6. • Introduction – Sin leads to suffering – Sin leads to death – Sin affronts no-one? – Sin should be judged
  7. 7. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5
  8. 8. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 – Jesus and a house at Capernaum “Now after some days, when he returned to the news spread that he was at So many gathered that there was not even by the door, and he to them”
  9. 9. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 – Jesus and a house at Capernaum – A sick man gets brought
  10. 10. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 – Jesus and a house at Capernaum – A sick man gets brought – He gets lowered through the roof
  11. 11. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 – Jesus and a house at Capernaum – A sick man gets brought – He gets lowered through the roof – ‘Son, your sins are forgiven’
  12. 12. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 “Now some of the were sitting there, turning these things over in their minds: “Why does this man speak this way? He is
  13. 13. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 – ‘Scribes’
  14. 14. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 – ‘Scribes’ – ‘Reasoning within their hearts’
  15. 15. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 – ‘Scribes’ – ‘Reasoning within their hearts’ – Their serious charge against Jesus
  16. 16. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 • The reply, vv. 8-12 – He KNEW they were having these thoughts
  17. 17. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 • The reply, vv. 8-12 – He KNEW they were having these thoughts, v. 8 – He didn’t reach for thunderbolts, but reasoned, v. 9 “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up, take your stretcher, and walk’?”
  18. 18. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 • The reply, vv. 8-12 – He KNEW they were having these thoughts, v. 8 – He didn’t reach for thunderbolts, but reasoned, v. 9 • V. 9 Gracious reply
  19. 19. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 • The reply, vv. 8-12 – He KNEW they were having these thoughts, v. 8 – He didn’t reach for thunderbolts, but reasoned, v. 9 • V. 9 Gracious reply • V. 10 Gracious demonstration of truth “But so that you may know that the has on earth – he said to the paralytic “I tell you, , take your stretcher, and go home.””
  20. 20. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 • The reply, vv. 8-12 – He KNEW they were having these thoughts, v. 8 – He didn’t reach for thunderbolts, but reasoned, v. 9f. – A sinner forgiven & healed (and not crushed!), v. 12 “But so that you may knowthat has on earth – he said to the paralytic “I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher, and go home.”
  21. 21. • Introduction • The event, vv. 1-5 • The objection, vv. 6-7 • The reply, vv. 8-12 • Conclusion “ And immediately the man stood up, took his stretcher, and went out in front of them all. They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
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