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21st Dec '17 7:04:14 AM Cryoclaste
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** Joking aside, one way you could to explain the CharacterDevelopment between OT/NT God was His becoming human and gaining the experience of a human life, human pain, human hopes and dreams, achievements and failures, love and loss, and a human death. He experienced what it was like to be on the ''other'' side of wrath, mysterious ways and a plan for everybody. He experienced fear and loneliness and immense suffering, just like everyone else. God became more merciful and less angry when He gained a human perspective of His own world and Himself. Imagine you made yourself live as one of your [[TheSims Sims]] for thirty years or so. You'd probably be less inclined to go back to removing doorways so you can watch someone cry til they wet themselves and fall asleep in the puddle.

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** Joking aside, one way you could to explain the CharacterDevelopment between OT/NT God was His becoming human and gaining the experience of a human life, human pain, human hopes and dreams, achievements and failures, love and loss, and a human death. He experienced what it was like to be on the ''other'' side of wrath, mysterious ways and a plan for everybody. He experienced fear and loneliness and immense suffering, just like everyone else. God became more merciful and less angry when He gained a human perspective of His own world and Himself. Imagine you made yourself live as one of your [[TheSims [[VideoGame/TheSims Sims]] for thirty years or so. You'd probably be less inclined to go back to removing doorways so you can watch someone cry til they wet themselves and fall asleep in the puddle.
19th Nov '17 6:44:54 PM Twoeyesshort
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* What was God doing before He created the Earth?

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* What was God doing before He created the Earth?Earth?
** We live on an InsignificantLittleBluePlanet, out on the arm of one of many, many galaxies, themselves made of many stars, varying radically in size and composition, each possibly containing several other orbiting bodies. I'm sure He kept Himself occupied somehow.
17th Nov '17 6:43:21 AM komodosp
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* What was Good doing before He created the Earth?

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* What was Good God doing before He created the Earth?
17th Nov '17 6:42:32 AM komodosp
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** Maybe the plants did what life in the deepest parts of the ocean do.

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** Maybe the plants did what life in the deepest parts of the ocean do.do.
* What was Good doing before He created the Earth?
5th Jul '17 10:43:00 AM Brigid
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*** The sun is a big, burning ball of gas. Light isn't just generated by gas, mind you. Though, plants do need sunlight to survive. However, think about what kind of plants these must have been to survive in a world without life.

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*** The sun is a big, burning ball of gas. Light isn't just generated by gas, mind you. Though, plants do need sunlight to survive. However, think about what kind of plants these must have been to survive in a world without life.life.
** Maybe the plants did what life in the deepest parts of the ocean do.
5th Jul '17 10:03:28 AM Brigid
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** * Some of God's stronger punishments (such as killing thousands for mourning or the Plagues of Egypt), especially how there are more strong punishments in the Old Testament than the New Testament, may be off-putting and have at times been cited by critics as reasons to question His benevolence. However, what happened in both cases was not "a few sinned so God punished many" but "''many'' sinned so God punished '''some of them'''." It's not DisproportionateRetribution, but MakeAnExampleOfThem.
** * What happened to Ananias, Sapphira, and Herod Agrippa I in the Acts of The Apostles also shows that God still hates sin as much as he does in the Old Testament
** * Anyone's who's read the Book of Esther or seen the film "One Night with the King" can testify to the fact that this is 100% correct. The pregnant wife of King Agag survived the Israelite's genocide against the Amalekites and her son, Haman, made it his mission in life to commit genocide against all of the Jews in the Persian Empire (and would have succeeded if not for Esther). A very chilling answer to the question of "Why couldn't God tell them to spare the children?"

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** * Some of God's stronger punishments (such as killing thousands for mourning or the Plagues of Egypt), especially how there are more strong punishments in the Old Testament than the New Testament, may be off-putting and have at times been cited by critics as reasons to question His benevolence. However, what happened in both cases was not "a few sinned so God punished many" but "''many'' sinned so God punished '''some of them'''." It's not DisproportionateRetribution, but MakeAnExampleOfThem.
** * What happened to Ananias, Sapphira, and Herod Agrippa I in the Acts of The Apostles also shows that God still hates sin as much as he does in the Old Testament
** * Anyone's who's read the Book of Esther or seen the film "One Night with the King" can testify to the fact that this is 100% correct. The pregnant wife of King Agag survived the Israelite's genocide against the Amalekites and her son, Haman, made it his mission in life to commit genocide against all of the Jews in the Persian Empire (and would have succeeded if not for Esther). A very chilling answer to the question of "Why couldn't God tell them to spare the children?"
5th Jul '17 10:02:06 AM Brigid
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*** They did ''not'' have other children in Catholic tradition. The "brothers" mentioned later in the gospels act as if they're older than Him, so they may have been Joseph's by a previous marriage or cousins ("adelphios" literally means 'from the same womb,' but was commonly used for any male relatives of the same generation or even for close friends).
1st Jun '17 1:12:44 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* A hundred Philistine ''foreskins''? Ugh. King Saul, why would you command David to perform such a ''disgusting'' CollectionSidequest? Well, Saul wanted David to give him proof that he had slain 100 of the enemy, and a taking a tally of heads, hands or whatnot made it far too easy to cheat, since those could be collected from David's own dead soldiers. With that in mind, what part of the body did their [uncircumcised] Gentile foes still have that the Israelites did not?
3rd May '17 5:54:36 AM mdwall
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** * Anyone's who's read the Book of Esther or seen the film "One Night with the King" can testify to the fact that this is 100% correct. The pregnant wife of King Agag survived the Israelite's genocide against the Amalekites and her son, Haman, made it his mission in life to commit genocide against all of the Jews in the Persian Empire (and would have succeeded if not for Esther). A very chilling answer to the question of "Why couldn't God tell them to spare the children?"
30th Apr '17 2:12:42 PM huberd
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** * What happened to Ananias, Sapphira, and Herod Agrippa I in the Acts of The Apostles also shows that God still hates sin as much as he does in the Old Testament



* I'll toss out this theory about Abraham and Isaac: it's one of many religious reforms that populate the bible and the post Jesus history of Christianity. In Abraham's day, he was immersed in a society that worshipped the Canaanite Gods. These God demanded Child sacrifice. So when JHWH ordered him to kill Isaac, he makes no protest, nor does Isaac. Off they go to do the deed in the prescribed manner, and at the last minute JHWH says "stop - don't do that anymore. Kill this ram instead" thus the substitution of killing livestock instead of humans. Later Jesus comes along when animal sacrifice is a major industry and he, too says "stop - don't do that anymore. Instead sacrifice your spirit / will". Pretty much any major shift in worship is the same thing - a method of worship becomes outdated, or morally repugnant, or obviously damaging to society, and someone invokes God to change it. Islam replaced the brutal fights over the divinity of Christ. Protestantism replaced Catholic secular power (to a certain extent). Other examples are left as an exercise to the reader.

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* I'll toss out this theory about Abraham and Isaac: it's one of many religious reforms that populate the bible and the post Jesus history of Christianity. In Abraham's day, he was immersed in a society that worshipped worshiped the Canaanite Gods. These God demanded Child sacrifice. So when JHWH ordered him to kill Isaac, he makes no protest, nor does Isaac. Off they go to do the deed in the prescribed manner, and at the last minute JHWH says "stop - don't do that anymore. Kill this ram instead" thus the substitution of killing livestock instead of humans. Later Jesus comes along when animal sacrifice is a major industry and he, too says "stop - don't do that anymore. Instead sacrifice your spirit / will". Pretty much any major shift in worship is the same thing - a method of worship becomes outdated, or morally repugnant, or obviously damaging to society, and someone invokes God to change it. Islam replaced the brutal fights over the divinity of Christ. Protestantism replaced Catholic secular power (to a certain extent). Other examples are left as an exercise to the reader.
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