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Monday, March 23, 2020

The Motherly Love of a Wrathful God

The First Testament
The Motherly Love of a Wrathful God
Our perceptions of an angry, Old Testament deity are distorted.
Robert L. Foster
I did not always feel a certain loathing for this phrase. The church tradition in which I grew up emerged from the frontier revivals. One of the marks of good revival preachers lay in their skill of placing sinners in the hands of an angry God, often “the God of the Old Testament,” and then transferring them into the gracious and loving hands of “the God of the New Testament” revealed in Christ Jesus. This strong contrast was basic to my understanding of God throughout my ...
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