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Why is the God in the old testament so different from the God of the new testament?

God is jealous and vengeful in the old testament. In the new he is loving and benevolent. Jesus was nothing but unconditional love. When the bible was being put together and Christianity was being voted on, one such scholar suggested that there was a vengeful God that created the earth and a loving God that came by to save the earth when he saw the state of things. He concluded this because of the differences in them from old to new testament. He was thrown out for heresy. It is factual history that scholars sat around and decided what would be included in the bible, what would be excluded, and how people were supposed to view Christianity. Christianity actually has roots originating from cults. The Christian religion we have today is actually what some men sitting around a table decided it would be. Makes you wonder why you would follow a religion blindly doesn't it?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Jan. 22, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (19)
  • Hence why I don't believe in Christianity =) They can't even make up their own minds!

    Answer by caitxrawks at 4:31 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Jesus

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Makes you wonder why you would follow a religion blindly doesn't it?

    naw, doesn't make me think that. i guess it doesn't make me think that because I don't follow my religion blindly. This question does make me wonder why you would think Christians follow their religion blindly because there have been many questions here that talk about Christians reverting, converting and questioning.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • In the old Testement, the stories reflect how people believed and interpreted God and their lives at that time. It is interpreted very differently today than it was then. Remember, the rules for writing history was very different then. The New Testament was all about Jesus. And you will notice, he basically tells people that how they think about God is all wrong. And tells them what God is really like.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • God and Jesus are the same, there are no 2 gods. God is caring, loving, strict, jealous, ect. Look what he did in the temple, where people were being greedy. that's in the new testiment

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • im not following religion blindly. thanks for assuming, tho. i (and many other Christians) know that the Bible was put together by men & that some things were not included. some for obvious reasons & some not; some ppl believe the men had the Holy Spirit working in them, other dont. im not sure what cults you are talking about (proof please?) but i do know that when the Christian church was young it was called a cult by the Jews & Romans. and thats cult as in "different from the mainstream" not the evil killing ppl kind.

    as for your main question, ive noticed this, but never really asked anyone about it. its possible that those who wrote the OT focused on one part of God while the NT writers focused on the other. maybe God needed the OT ppl to see his vengeful side while the NT ppl needed to see his loving side. maybe God realized his angry persona was causing humans to become like the Pharisees. or maybe we will never know

    Answer by okmanders at 2:30 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Your information is just plain wrong. There is not a true statement in the bunch, but to answer your question--God is exactly the same in the Old Testament as He is in the New Testament. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He never changes. He is both a God of justice and a God of love. One day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. I look forward to that day!

    Answer by NannyB. at 2:31 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • Your information is just plain wrong

    Do a little research. The bible was written by men, put together by men, and interpretted by men. It is not the infallable word of God.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • These are cults that Christianity originated from:

    Council of Laodicea in 365---> google this and it will give you info about how the bible was voted on, put together, etc. Many conflicting ideas by many scholars. The stronger ones prevailed of course.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:59 PM on Jan. 22, 2010

  • those are councils not cults. You want to bash the Christian religion fine, but please try to look intelligent while doing so. A council is not a cult, it is a meeting called by the bishops.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Jan. 22, 2010