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God in the OT vs God in the NT ?


Shinjitsunoken
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Hey everyone ! 
While growing up in church, I mostly heard about God's Love for us, and how He sent Jesus as a sacrifice because of that love (John 3:16 etc.). But when I started reading the Old Testament by myself, I couldn't help but be shocked at how gruesome some of God's commands were then (like, annihilating whole nations...). 
It seemed so contradictory with the image of a God of love that transpires in the NT. I know it is an issue that makes many believers stumble, so I was wondering how you guys deal with it. What do you usually answer when questioned ? 


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colorslinesandspace
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That's a good question. I'd love to learn more about this as well.


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JayQuan
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I was taught that God works in mysterious ways. Not sure if that is the correct answer, definitely not a satisfying one.


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robinb19
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Thank you for asking!! I always wondered this too


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v0ice0ftruth
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I heard this as well, sometimes I wonder why God is so angry in the OT and why He is so loving in the NT.


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