The God of the New Testament is completely different to Old Testament God. From sudden hate to love! So is God bi-polar or schizophrenic? ?
- HernandoLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
God is not bipolar or schizophrenic as much as imaginary and nonexistent. However, I see your point; there's a world of difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament gods.
- Anonymous1 month ago
He's not a schizophrenic! Yes he is! No he isnt!
- HalLv 71 month ago
That's only a popular misconception. A God that loves will *not* stand idly by when evils such as child sacrifice in fires to idols in the Old Testament became pervasive in a city or region. He would intervene and erase those cities!
Thus He sent all in those erased cities to be sorted in Judgement: the innocent and the forgiven to eternal Life, and the unrepentant guilty to the "second death".
- Anonymous1 month ago
God in the NT is not completely different FROM God in the OT. Christ also showed anger.
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- MalcolmLv 71 month ago
The "possession of treasure" is the nation of Israel, Ex. 19:5, Dt.7:5, 14:2, 26:18, Ps. 135:4, Mal. 3:17. All other nations were in big trouble. Compare Col. 3:12, 1:13.
- JustinLv 71 month ago
You have obviously never read Matthew 5:21-48. GOD's 'New Testament' requirements are twice as strict as the Old Testament requirements and you would find them to contain twice the 'hate' since you apparently define hate as 'lack of tolerance for evil.'
This is how GOD defines 'love':
“MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,
NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;
6FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” (Hebrews 12:5-6).
GOD defines 'hate' as the cowardly unwillingness to discipline those we love for their own good and well-being:
"He who withholds his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines him diligently." (Proverbs 13:24).
GOD would be the One to know, since He Himself is 'love' (1 John 4:8,16).
So you might reasonably ask why GOD would 'double-down' on His requirements and expect us to live up to them when we failed to live up to the 'less strict' version?
GOD's original requirements were based on individual righteousness and obedience. Each person was expected to live up to His Law without 'help.' He did this so that we could clearly see our fallen state and the hopelessness of this attempt because of it.
His Law must be obeyed and fully honored, so He took on our same corruptible form and demonstrated perfect obedience for us to prove that it was possible to obey Him while inhabiting these bodies. However, this only exacerbated our condition and became the standard that 'judged' us. So He also took the punishment for our failures so that we would have a clean slate and a New Path.
The difference with the New Testament is that we now have collective inspiration to help us fulfill His Law. GOD Himself inhabits us through the Holy Spirit, fulfilling His Own Law. Individual weaknesses are covered by collective strengths and also become avenues for reaching out to others struggling with those weaknesses. This is called Christ's 'Law of burden-bearing,' (Galatians 6:2), or His 'Law of liberty,' (James 1:25, 2:12).
Every choice, action and intention is 'reinterpreted' over the successive generations by others under the same shared inspiration, constituting a system of 'irreversible goodness' (Romans 8:28), which not only lives up to the highest standards of the Original Law, but exceeds them by double. Individual 'failures' are targeted for this 'reinterpretation' and a new 'ending' to the story and its otherwise evil momentum is achieved.
By the time the narrative is consummated, every member of Christ's Covenant is 'perfect,' (Matthew 5:48), and every weakness glorifies GOD in being overcome by love, rather than remaining an offense to Him. We learn to love in this way only through the suffering of His discipline and by learning the consequences of sin, appreciating the value of GOD's 'rules' and then watching their power transform the world around us.
- JeancommunicatesLv 71 month ago
No, He really is not different. In the Old Testament God would judge on the spot, therefore Korah and his 200 men got swallowed up by a crack in the earth because they messed with God's anointed man Moses. God said, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life." In the Old Testament God showed what happened to those who did not believe God and who disobeyed God. In the New Testament, you receive the "Gift of God" who was His Son or God in human flesh that walked among His creation. Jesus was God's final sacrifice for sin and for those who believe in Him receive God's gift of eternal life/everlasting life. All throughout the Old Testament God told the prophets what He was doing and Who He was sending. John the Baptist knew when he saw Jesus he said, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."
- Anonymous1 month ago
The original fiction (OT) was so psychotic it was unpalatable even to the suckers. So a new fiction (NT) was conjured up.
- 1 month ago
God is the same in both Old Testament and New Testament.
- Christian SinnerLv 71 month ago
He's not different. Jesus curses entire cities in the New Testament. What changed is the covenants. What you are saying is common, but it typically means you heard someone else say it, so now you are saying it. You never read it yourself.Source(s): bisexual Christian
- MackLv 71 month ago
Option c: Only exists in the minds of believers and times change.