Hard Questions—Is the Old Testament God different from the New Testament God?

A1 Problem
B1 The God of the Old Testament is angry, but the God of the New Testament is love.
B2 The Old Testament God is angry, holy, vengeful, punishing; the New Testament God is meek, mild, compassionate, and loving.
A2 Solution
B1 There is a misreading and understanding of the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament.
C1 Old Testament
D1 God is holy and punishes. Joshua 24:19, Exodus 20:5, Isaiah 27:11
D2 God is compassionate and loving. Exodus 34:6, Psalms 86:15, Jonah 4:2
C2 New Testament
D1 God is holy and punishes. John 2:15, John 18:6, Matthew 23:33
D2 God is compassionate and loving. Matthew 15:32, Hebrews 5:2, Matthew 20:34
B2 God’s character
C1 His likes and dislikes.
C2 Heaven is where God “lives.” God does not like liars, adulterers, haters, bullies, abusers, covetousness, murder, thieves, etc. So, in heaven He does not want these things happening, and they will not happen.
C3 Israel is a nation, a DNA people, chosen by God to be a special people for a special mission. Because they are to represent Him, they must be like Him in their thoughts, desires, words, and deeds. They were and are not, so God becomes angry just as He said.
C4 This is all summarized in the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20).
C5 Of the 10 Commandments, 9 are repeated in the New Testament.
Old Testament
New Testament
Do not have any other gods besides me
Matthew 4:10, 1 Corinthians 8:4, 1 John 5:20-21, 1 Corinthians 5:11
Do not make any graven image
Romans 1:23, Revelation 9:20, Matthew 4:9-10
Do not take the name of the Lord your God in vain
Matthew 5:33-37, Colossians 3:8, 2 Timothy 3:2
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
 
Honor your father and mother
Mark 10:19, Matthew 19:19, Ephesians 6:2
Do not kill
James 2:11, Matthew 5:21, Matthew 19:18, Romans 13:9
Do not commit adultery
James 2:11, Matthew 5:27, Matthew 19:18, Romans 13:9
Do not steal
Matthew 19:18, Romans 13:9, Ephesians 4:28
Do not bear false witness against your neighbor
Matthew 19:18, Romans 13:9, 1 Timothy 1:10
Do not covet
Romans 13:9, Romans 7:7, Luke 12:15, 1 Corinthians 5:11, Colossians 3:5
C6 No sinner will be in heaven.
B3 All people are sinners and will face God’s wrath.
C1 God reveals His character. His character reflects His rules.
C2 He warns what will happen if disobedience occurs.
C3 He provides a plan for forgiveness.
C4 Image
A3 Further study
Posted by Choco at 15:25 on 17 Dec 15
Hard Questions—Is the Old Testament God different from the New Testament God?
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