Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
What about Old Testament Violence? -- Together #forSalem (Ep 95)

How do we reconcile the God of love and mercy Jesus showed us and the violence God seems to condone and even command in the Jewish Scriptures?

Episode Breakdown:
00:48 We welcome you
01:48 It’s kind of a crazy book…
04:25 Zoom in to zoom out
08:20 God v. People… or cultures?
15:15 Asking WHY (for a friend)
17:30 We get to choose
20:00 Mind blowing thought…
23:30 God wants to end evil
26:10 Run from or to?
28:15 Try this…
29:58 Closing stuff & Announcements
33:25 Bloopers and Qs

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▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
The book of Jonah

▶ Recommended Resources:
Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God by Paul Copan

▶ Music we listened to making this episode
Angels & Airwaves: The Adventure-
Jon Foreman: Baptize my Mind-
Portugal. The Man: Feel It Still-

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Discussion Questions

  1. Where have you seen God’s love this week?
  2. What stood out, bothered, confused, was clarified, or left you feeling unsatisfied in this episode?
  3. What is easier for you to focus on: God’s judgment or God’s mercy? Why do you think that is?
  4. Read Jonah 3:6-4:3 and 2 Peter 3:9-10. What do you see about God’s character in these passages?
  5. How can your group pray for you this week?