Q & A with Dr. Craig: Jesus and the God of the Old Testament

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Hello Dr. Craig,

I would first like to say thank you so much for being such an amazing resource for answers and perspectives on difficult questions. I have listened to you for years and have learned so much from your work.

I would like to explain, that I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus and that he died for my sins on the Cross. However, I must admit that I have not delved into scripture wholeheartedly.

I was so deeply affected by the Gospels that they struck a note with me. I believe in Jesus because I can completely relate to the message. It makes total sense for me. Man is depraved, we need a saviour, that saviour is God, God came to live as one of us to show us the only way to live and consequently died, all so that we may turn from our own self righteousness and follow him.

Jesus set the standard as has never been matched or could not be matched by man or gods.

My problem lies further back in the timeline.

I recently decided to read the Bible in a 1 year plan on an app. It took me to the books of Moses and Joshua.

I quickly found that this God was not the same as Jesus. I am truly struggling with this God.

There are many passages that don’t seem to make sense regardless of how we may argue the case for God having morally sufficient reasons for not only allowing things to be done, but to actually demand them. There are a couple of passages that stand out…


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