In 2011, I was surfing the blogosphere when I saw this sentence:
I’ve read 3 different books, and a magazine article the past couple weeks, which has approximately now tripled my list of books read in my entire life!
I had to talk to this blogger because I could not imagine a life without books.
Jenny and I agreed to a book exchange challenge – which I must also state – that she won.
and we exchanged a number of private emails, which meant a lot to me at a time when I really needed a friend.
and the first one I found was a young Christian woman
who was thinking about her life and her faith.
at a time when I was thinking about my life
and I did not expect to see this day
December 31 2012
So thank you Jenny.
for helping to save my life.
some of the good that I do from the time I met you onward
belongs on your karmic balance sheet.
“You have talked so much about the love of God, etc. But the God I recall in the Old Testament is anything but this! Didn’t He wipe out the entire planet with a flood? Quite a temper He’s got! And didn’t He order the extermination of the Canaanites-women and children included? And didn’t He incinerate Sodom and Gomorrah? This doesn’t seem like your all-loving God.” -Edward Boyd-
Christians are really good at talking about the merciful, loving, gracious God and ignoring the characteristics that God seems to posses in the Old Testament. I have mentioned in prior posts that I have always avoided the Old Testament. Whenever I have attempted to read and understand, it ends up frustrating me and I find myself not liking God in those moments. My simple thought is, “Why did you have to be so mean?”
I am continuing to read the Old Testament and trying to…
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