If all Scripture is “God-breathed”, how do we honestly reconcile the slaughter-commanding God of the Old Testament with the enemy-loving Jesus portrayed in the New Testament? How can the God who was fully revealed to us on the cross be the same as the one who commanded atrocities in the scriptures?
Well, Greg Boyd claims to have some answers for us. His mighty 1400-page tome The Crucifixion of the Warrior God is the culmination of a decade-long research and writing project.
“I know that many struggle with the disturbing portraits of God in Scripture the way I did, for like me, you believe both that Jesus Christ is the definitive revelation of God while also believing that all Scripture is inspired. My prayer is that [this] will help readers get completely free from any suspicion that the God who is fully revealed on the cross is actually capable of commanding genocide and engaging in other atrocities ascribed to him in Scripture, even as it helps strengthen readers conviction that all Scripture, including its violent portraits, is inspired by God for the purpose of bearing witness to the cross.”
The Crucifixion of the Warrior God is available on Amazon.
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