What To Do With the Violent God of the Old Testament

For eight years Greg has been researching for and writing the book entitled The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. In it he confronts the commonly held idea that the Old Testament depictions of God behaving violently should be held alongside of and equal to the God revealed through Jesus dying on the cross. But if the Old Testament is inspired by God, then what are we to do with the violent portraits of God found there? Greg gives a brief answer to this question here in a video produced by The Work of the People.

If you are wondering when the book will be available, it’s almost done and about to go to the publisher.

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