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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 reason is there to believe that 1st C Jews thought that being the Son of God = God?

The Jews have what is called "idioms." One of those idioms is called the "son of" idiom and can be found both in the Old Testament and New Testament. For example in the OT you have ...
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Can a person prove that Jesus Christ is in the Old Testament without going to the New Testament?

In Luke 24, Jesus says this to the two men walking to Emmaus: 25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to ...
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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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What is the original explanation Christian Scholars gave for Jewish prophecies not being fulfilled?

This question of two advents or not has been raised for near 2,000 years. Here are some original thoughts from scholars of the first 200 years from Christ's first advent. Clement of Rome likened the ...
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What is the Bible's oldest Messianic prophecy?

The first Messianic prophecy occurs in the first book of the Bible, Genesis 3:15., probably written in the 15th century BC. We can't readily distinguish the chronology between the 5 books of the ...
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Are we in the Messianic Age? (Catholic perspective)

It depends on your definition of the Messianic Age. According to the Catholic Catechism and its interpretation of the Nicene Creed, Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah (436) The word "Christ" comes ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that the Jews rejected their king?

Why do Christians consider Jesus to be the king of the Jews? Jesus is the heir of David: And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be ...
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What is the biblical basis in the Old Testament for the belief that the Messiah must be God?

In the Old Testament there are two general strains of prophecy commonly read by Christians as being about the Messiah who was to come: Prophecies of a king in the line of David Prophecies of God ...
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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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What is the difference between a Christian and a Messianic Jew?

A Messianic Jew is simply a modern name for a Jewish Christian who does not renounce Judaism. Some are virtually indistinguishable from other Christians, but the majority continue to affirm some ...
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What is the biblical basis in the Old Testament for the belief that the Messiah must be God?

Clear passages from OT that God Almighty claims to be Jesus are: *Malachi 3:1 I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before ME. Then SUDDENLY the Lord you are seeking will come to ...
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How many prophecies from Hebrew Scriptures are fulfilled in Jesus Christ’s earthly life?

In answer to the main question, How many prophecies from the Hebrew Scriptures are fulfilled in Jesus Christ’s earthly life? I found this quote from the 15 December 2009 Watchtower article, The ...
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How many prophecies from Hebrew Scriptures are fulfilled in Jesus Christ’s earthly life?

It is not a settled matter because different Christian scholars have different ideas on OT verses that may or may not be foreshadowings or prophecies about Jesus. All agree that there are more than ...
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What is the original explanation Christian Scholars gave for Jewish prophecies not being fulfilled?

Answer: Christian scholars and commentators believe that Jesus will fulfil these prophecies at his Second Coming. Key to the Jewish understanding of the Messiah is that he will be human, not divine, ...
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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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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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How do Christians argue about Jewish objections against Jesus being the Messiah

There is no unique argument from the Catholic Church about those objections, but being myself a Catholic I will offer mine. Since IMV this argument has nothing specifically Catholic about it, I will ...
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What insights can be derived from the Protoevangelium regarding God's plan of Salvation, specifically in relation to the concept of election?

Answering as a Christian who believes in God's sovereign election as to salvation, here are just a few points in answer to the question, as the subject is too vast to delve into here. Genesis 3:15 ...
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In the New Testament who was the first person to recognize Jesus as the Messiah?

Mary was informed by Gabriel that her Son would be Son of God, and be given the throne of David; while Joseph was made aware that He would save His people The first to be made cognisant of the fact ...
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Are we in the Messianic Age? (Catholic perspective)

The bible doesn't speak of a Messianic Age. The Jews do, also called the "Age to Come," the "Future Age," and the "World to Come"; and it included the judgement of mankind and the resurrection of the ...
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What explanations have been offered for the "messianic secret" passages?

One possible reason is indicated in Mark 1:43-45 "43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44 “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the ...
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What is the biblical basis in the Old Testament for the belief that the Messiah must be God?

It depends how you want to interpret the Old Testament. But you won't find a text in the Old Testament that states the messiah is God. This is why the Jews expect a messiah that is a normal human ...
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To break apart families or bring them together?

There's an interesting comment on the link between those last verses of the prophet Malachi (written some 400 years before Jesus was born) and the words of Jesus you quote (written circa A.D. 50 to 70)...
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Can a person prove that Jesus Christ is in the Old Testament without going to the New Testament?

Although Jews reject Jesus as their awaited Messiah, mostly they admit Jesus as a historical figure, many times as a prophet, just as their ancestors did 2k years ago. Remember, not only Jesus but ...
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How do Christains argue that "messianic psalms" are messianic and refer to Jesus Christ?

The interpretation of the Old Testament in the New is an extremely complex subject and I recommend the book referenced in this summary article about the perspectives involved. However, there is ...
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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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