I hear people judge God on a regular basis. “The God of the Old Testament is cruel.” “Why does God allow pain and suffering?” This thought-provoking article helps us stand away from our limited perspective and offers us a clearer view of God.
There are other reasons, of course, that people give for not believing. My focus in this writing is only this pop culture view of Christianity and the God of the Bible.
I think what people are saying when they say they cannot believe in the God who is described in the Old Testament is that they cannot believe in a God who seems so arbitrary, angry and jealous as God seem to be portrayed in the Old Testament.
There are many things that can be said in response to this popular sentiment. For one thing, if there is a God, it does not matter what I believe or what you believe: God is God regardless of our beliefs. There…
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