Friday, June 23, 2006
The Old Testament God
Some people think that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are different. They think that in the Old Testament, He was wrath-filled, but in the New Testament, He lightened up and become more congenial. Not so. He never changes. God is just as merciful and kind in the Old Testament, and just as wrath-filled in the New. He killed a husband and wife in the Book of Acts simply because they told one lie.(Acts 5:1-10) Read the Book of Revelation and you will see wrath on almost every page. But His fury was never seen so clearly as at the cross. It was there that His righteous anger against sin was revealed. Wrath was poured on the Savior so that we could have mercy. He suffered and died, so that we could be blessed and live. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.