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Is A Non-violent Jesus in Revelation A New View?

In this Q and A from Greg Boyd’s series on the book of Revelation, someone asked if the view that Jesus is a non-violent “lamb” a new view?

You can view the full Q and A HERE.

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Tribalism

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Greg’s Response to Driscoll’s “Is God a Pacifist?” Part II

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