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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

There was a gap of about 400 years between the two Testaments, with the OT covering a vast time span, from creation till then. Taking the time from after the Flood, that alone has been variously ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

If you read the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation, you'll notice: God's consistent character, who is compassionate and merciful to those who love and fear Him but who pours out His wrath to ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

Wrath is an important part of God's nature. I think a good way into answering this question is to ask the question, 'What did Jesus save us from?' They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

Paul explains there are two covenants. First we need to understand them. Galatians 4:21-26 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that God loves individuals?

First, does God love any individuals particularly? Job believed that he would stand face to face with God, who would hear his complaint and grant him justice. God appeared and spoke to him, and ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

A cursory reading of the Bible -- the punishments in the Old Testament vs. Jesus' miracles and forgiveness of sins in the New Testament -- can lead one to the conclusion that God is full of wrath in ...
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Did Jesus believe and teach that God loved all people?

Old Testament Even in the Old Testament since Abraham, God has planned to bless "all nations" (that is, Gentiles) through Abraham's descendants, which includes Jesus. Gen 22:18: And all the ...
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In Reformed theology, what exactly does the doctrine of "limited atonement" actually assert?

For any of the so-called five points of Calvinism, it is usually best and clearest to go to their original expression in the Canons of Dort. In the 17th century, the followers of Arminius promulgated ...
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Is God more just than he is love? (Catholic perspective)

St. Thomas Aquinas (Catholic perspecitve) tells us that within God, all His 'attributes' have to be, within Himself, identical. Due to divine simplicity. Here are my personal thoughts, as a Catholic, ...
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Why does God not love Satan if He tell us to love our enemies to be as His Children (Luke 6:35-36)?

Here is my short answer. And please bear in mind, that when I (and others) disagree with some of your points, that is not us trying to "censor" you "just because you don't like my question". People ...
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John 3:16 vs 1 John 2:15

The Greek word used in both verses is ‘kosmos’ but, according to the context in which it is used, it has different meanings. The following explanation is from a Protestant perspective. Kosmos, or ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

People see this wrathful God in the OT and then think he does an about face in the NT. Unfortunately, what people fail to realize is that the wrath of God still exists. A perfect God by nature would ...
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Will God love those whom He'll punish eternally?

There is clearly a difference made in scripture between the love of God for all his creatures (regardless of response or lack of it) and the particular love he has for those who are 'chosen in Christ ...
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Why do bad things happen to the innocent?

people will inevitably fall through the cracks Eternally? No. Not if they are repentant. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. (Matthew 18:11) You might as well ask why Jesus, ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

The question 'Did God change ?' seeks answers from those who 'believe God does not change' and the question seeks to resolve 'two seemingly opposite manifestations of God's nature'. I am answering as ...
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Why does God not love Satan if He tell us to love our enemies to be as His Children (Luke 6:35-36)?

Why does God not love Satan if He tell us to love our enemies to be as His Children (Luke 6:35-36)? The short answer is: God is love (1 John 4:7-21). Beloved, let us love one another, for love is ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

God has always been a merciful and compassionate. You can see this in a number of places of the Old Testament. For example, when Moses asks to see God, God tells Moses His full title: God passed in ...
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Are all Christians expected to have a "positively meaningful and reciprocal conscious relationship" with God?

Philosophy has skipped right past the new birth. It has no choice but to do so. It is man's wisdom and the wisdom of God is foolishness in its eyes. Philosophy must ask such questions: Are all ...
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Why do bad things happen to the innocent?

Let's start with the premise of your question: Why do bad things happen to the innocent? Is this even valid? We don't know... because humans aren't innocent. We all share in Adam's Fall. We are all ...
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Why does God not love Satan if He tell us to love our enemies to be as His Children (Luke 6:35-36)?

First, we need to put Jesus’ words into context. In Matthew 5:38-42 Jesus reminds his audience of the Mosaic Law in Leviticus 19:18 to “love your neighbour as yourself”. It was the strict ...
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In Reformed theology, what exactly does the doctrine of "limited atonement" actually assert?

Your question is about the statement that "Christ did not die for everyone" in the typical Reformed doctrine of Particular Redemption. Although you list 5 complex points in 5 paragraphs, the ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that God loves individuals?

This seems, in some ways, a question of semantics - I mean, it's hard to know what you'd accept. I think inference is arguably a stronger basis for the Christian belief than this passage and I doubt ...
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Did God change from a wrathful God to a loving God between Old Testament and New Testament?

Jesus' goal in the New Testament wasn't primarily to make His anger known, it was to reconcile people to God. Just because we don't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. God is angry about injustice, I'...
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What is the difference between "love" and "worship"? Do "love God" and "worship God" mean the same thing?

C.S. Lewis had trouble with the idea of praise and worship, as if God were continually seeking compliments from us. He warmed up to the idea slowly. See this: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/...
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Are there philosophical explanations for why God would allow animals to suffer due to non-human causes?

Are there philosophical explanations for why God would allow animals to suffer due to non-human causes? St. Thomas Aquinas has something to say about it! The problem of animal suffering is the ...
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Scriptural support - Measuring our salvation, God's love and blessings

Here are some Scriptures: For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do ...
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It is possible to understand the love of God by logical implications?

Yes, people can "verify His love by reading the Bible and studying His personality using basic logic (implications and equivalences)?" as you ask. Untold numbers of people these past 2,000 ...
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Why is there no cross-reference to Deut 5:9-10 on the loving nature of God the Father , in the New Testament?

Cross-references are found in Study Bibles that have notes and comments on various verses, which references were never part of the Bible. Different translations can have different cross-references. ...
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Why do bad things happen to the innocent?

God gave mankind free will. God often calls upon people to help carry out His intentions, but people sometimes refuse. This may make it necessary for God to find someone else, or accept that things ...
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Which denominations would say that Jesus weeps for the souls in Hell?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one denomination that teaches that God sorrows and weeps for those who choose to turn away from Him. In 1830, Joseph Smith began work on what became ...
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