Saturday, June 27, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“...seems like the god of the old testament is a angry god...”
God's anger was based upon the sin of the people.
Numbers 14:11 KJV
And The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat Me with contempt? Will they never believe Me, even after all the miraculous signs I have done among them?
II Kings 22:13 KJV
Go ye, enquire of The Lord for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this Book that is found: for great is the wrath of The Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this Book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
Psalm 2:8,9,12 KJV
8 But He will pour out His anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey
The Truth and instead live lives of wickedness.
9 There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile.
12 Kiss The Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.
Psalm 7:11 KJV
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
Jeremiah 17:23 NLT
But they did not listen or obey. They stubbornly refused to pay attention or accept My discipline.
God's Love: (As seen in the Old Testament.)
Deuteronomy 7:8,12,13 KJV
8 But because The Lord loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers, hath The Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that
The Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which He sware unto thy fathers:
13 And He will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee..."
Isaiah 38:17 KJV
"...thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
Isaiah 63:9 KJV
In all their affliction He was afflicted, and The Angel Of His Presence saved them: in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
Jeremiah 31:3 KJV
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.
Hosea 11:4 KJV
I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
Hosea 14:4 KJV
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away from him.
Zephaniah 3:17 KJV
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.
God's love is universal, and so to His judgment over sin.
John 3:16-18,36 KJV
16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of The Only Begotten Son Of God.
36 And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey The Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
Romans 1:18,19 NLT
18 But God shows His anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress The Truth by their wickedness.
19 They know The Truth about God because He has made it obvious to them.
Ephesians 5:6 NLT
Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey Him.