reply to post by tinfoilman
I still can't see how they are the same, the OT god advocates blood sacrifice of animals ( the sacrifice of Jephthah's daughter is interesting,
Judges 11:29-40), Moses didn't seem to shy away from god's military aspect for he sings of it in Exedus 15:3 and there are countless verses throughout
the OT of not only slaughter by the Israelites but also by god such as the slaughter of the first born of Egypt, the ot god also plays head games like
is seen in Job and when god tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac in Gen. 22:2 (which does have a happy ending), then you have the capital punishment in
the law, and the list goes on.
I find the OT god radically different in some regards, and not in others such as Jesus as a human blood sacrifice (if one accepts Jesus as the
incarnation of god and such). Jesus dosn't advocate the slaughter of his enemies nor eye for an eye justice, he didn't play head games with his
followers, he had a special fondness for children and he also demonstrated a respect for women, and the list goes on.
The differences between the OT and NT have long been looked into, it's not a modern phenomena. I myself have a respect for the Bible and see the
wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding that is found therein as I would any Holy Book, but for me, it is clear there are differences and it seems only
fair to aknowledge them.
I do agree with you though in that seeing Jesus as a hippy is probably incorrect. I'm curious, do you think it is possible that when the nt says
Jesus will return with the sword, do you think that the sword represents 'the Word' and that he will overcome with that? and that the fire represents
edit on 19-8-2012 by Arles Morningside because: Because i'm a bad typer.