Flood, Plagues, Wars and a loving God?
Revision & Introduction by: His Grace Bishop Youssef
Written By: Fr. Gabriel Wissa
An elegant Christian book that will help you unlock the mysteries of the violence in the Old Testament and provide a correct understanding of the One True Living God of the Bible. God has endured rejection, contempt, spitting, beatings, crown of thorns, and spear to His side and He would have been nailed to the cross and resurrected just for my sake. These words apply to each and every one, saint and murderer alike. Yes, even the murderer! How loving and compassionate is Our Redeemer? This Love is remarkably noticeable in the New Testament, especially in the Gospels, where one can only imagine an All-Patient, All-Caring, All-Loving God who willingly gives His priceless life to us, His weak creation. On the other hand, a quick glimpse at the Old Testament could easily distort this image and lead some people to believe that the Old Testament God is a different and cruel God. How can the God that commands to give the other cheek allow for someone to be stoned because of a sin? How can God, who asks to bless those who curse us, allow the flood to annihilate the people whom He supposedly cares for? How is it possible that the same God who felt sympathy for the hungry five thousand men, in addition to their families, utterly destroy Sodom and Gomorrah in one night? Tough questions indeed! However, by the Grace of God, this book was written to appease the reader, answer these questions and develop our understanding of the Old Testament.