Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Negotiable God

I hear a lot of talk at the Chapel of St. Starbuck about the "wrathful" Old Testament God and the "loving" New Testament God. When I point out that there is only one God, the point is readily conceded, but I'm then told that God tried being wrathful, and when that didn't work, He tried being loving.

I think what is going on here is an attempt to color Jesus as a more flexible, loving, forgiving, comfortable, open-to-negotiation version of God. Jesus is all of God we can perceive, but He is not in competition with His Father.

Join the congregations of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, KY and the Chapel of St. Starbuck while we follow a trail of mystery in the words of the people in Exodus 32:1-14. Why do they say "These are your gods" when there is only one calf? And why is Jesus so inflexible in His Parable in Matthew 22:1-14?

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