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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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How did Swedenborg interpret 1 John 2:2: "He is the propitiation for our sins"?

Preface: 1 John 2:2 in Swedenborg's writings Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) does not comment directly on 1 John 2:2 anywhere in his published or unpublished theological writings. He does quote 1 John ...
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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 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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Do Calvinists rejoice in the destruction of sinners?

Some do, some don't. Dividing lines aren't completely cut-and-dry, but it is a controversial question among reformed folk. Generally, you'll find "yeses" among cage-stage Calvinists, and also among ...
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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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What is the basis for believing that the wrath of God is not an accommodation?

Definition Accommodation means that we use finite terms to describe an infinite God, and thus naturally come up short. This is certainly true, so in some sense every description of God is an ...
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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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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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What does it mean that God's wrath is infinite and what is its relation to existence of life on other planets?

According to the program, Bruno was found guilty of questioning the Holy Trinity and the divinity of Jesus Christ, of believing that God's wrath is not eternal, that everyone will be saved, of ...
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To the Calvinist, what does it mean that in the beginning God already has His object of wrath?

Firstly, the use of "And what if" at the start of the sentence is a rhetorical device. It is not asking a question, thus making Paul unsure as to whether this is or is not the case. Rather, it follows ...
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What is the basis for believing that the wrath of God is not an accommodation?

The 'wrath of God' is not an attribute of God nor is it properly an accommodation. This is clear by determining first, what is an attribute of God and then under what causes the 'wrath of God' is made ...
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