Violence in Old Testament

//Violence in Old Testament

How do we reconcile the seemingly contradictory teachings in the Old and New Testaments on violence and treatment of enemies?

Reconciling Violence In The Bible: The Gospel Of Enemy Love

Vengeance Is Forbidden.  Mercy Is Commanded:

In my previous article, we discovered that Jesus commissioned His followers with a different mission from that which God occasionally ordered the Israelites […]

Reconciling Violence In The Bible: The Gospel Of Enemy Love2017-12-17T15:19:38+00:00

Jesus Describes His Messianic Mission As One Of Pure Mercy

Jesus Describes His Messianic Mission:
Luke’s gospel begins with first-hand descriptions of what four people expected the promised messiah to be like.  Based on our study of these […]

Jesus Describes His Messianic Mission As One Of Pure Mercy2017-12-17T15:19:38+00:00

How Jesus Avoided Becoming The People’s Puppet Messiah

Why did Luke choose to begin his gospel account with first-hand accounts of what four people expected the messiah to be like?  Why did he deem it important to share […]

How Jesus Avoided Becoming The People’s Puppet Messiah2017-12-17T15:19:38+00:00

What Zechariah, Simeon & John Expected The Messiah To Be Like

In my last post (which you can read here), we looked at Mary’s messianic prediction found in her now famous Magnificat.  In today’s […]

What Zechariah, Simeon & John Expected The Messiah To Be Like2017-12-17T15:19:38+00:00

The Subversive Magnificat: What Mary Expected The Messiah To Be Like

In Luke 1:46-55 we read Mary’s song of praise to God.  It has come to be known as Mary’s Magnificat due to the first word of its […]

The Subversive Magnificat: What Mary Expected The Messiah To Be Like2017-12-17T15:19:38+00:00

Look To Jesus While Making Sense Of The Old Testament’s Violence

Violence In The Old Testament is an ongoing series of reflections designed to help Christians make sense of Jesus’ teaching on peace and enemy love when juxtaposed with […]

Look To Jesus While Making Sense Of The Old Testament’s Violence2017-12-17T15:19:38+00:00