Hard Questions About Evil and God’s Judgement – With Gerry Breshears
Why does God seem violent in the Old Testament and loving in the New Testament? Why did Uzzah, Annias, and Saphira have to die? Is Greg Boyd’s cruciform hermeneutic a good way to read scripture, or does it cause some troubling issues? We ask Prof. Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary these hard question and more on today’s GoodLion Podcast!
Part 2 of GoodLion’s series on “Resisting Apathy.” The first step to waking up from the slumber of apathy is recognizing God’s story and where we find our place in it. But the next thing we need to discover is the love of God. The love of God is one of the most central themes in the entire Scriptures and could be argued to be the true meaning of life. Despite this, so many Christians feel distant from God, and some even question if God loves them because of circumstances in their life.
In this episode, we want to dive into the concept of God’s love. We want to help people everywhere wake up to the reality that God loves them deeply and cares for them like a father cares for his child.
This also includes facing the reality that God sometimes shouts at us within the fire. Often time we interpret this shouting as angry, but really it is loving because it is a father trying to rescue his child.
No matter where you find yourself today or what labels you’ve given yourself, we hope this episode helps you adopt the primary label of “loved.” We hope it enables you to understand how truly loved you are and how freeing a life of love can be. We hope this episode inspires you to wake up and follow Jesus, the one who IS love.