God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? by David Lamb

The answer to the question posed by the title of this book is, of course, no! David Lamb is tackling a question which is rife among many Christians throughout the western church – how can I reconcile the God of the Old Testament to the God of the New Testament. Lamb ably, and in a way which is very accessible, answers this question. And his answer is that of course, God has not changed, nor is he a different God:

The main point that these texts are making is not simply that God is unchangeable, but that God is unchangeable about his commitment to bless his people.

The question “What is God like” – “What is his nature like” is at the core of Lamb’s book and it is an important issue to wrestle with. Lamb says that:

We will find…that the God of both Testaments is loving. He affirms women, is hospitable towards foreigners and brings peace, not a sword. He is not legalistic but gracious, not rigid but flexible, and not distant but near.

If you want to now HOW Lamb comes to this conclusion, you will need to buy the book and read it. It would a be a worth while exercise to do so!!



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