God is Who He is
This was a comment in response to a post called Small Views of God.
It seems like you take from Scripture what you want. You like the God of the New Testament, but not the God of the Old Testament. But, the God of love and the God of justice are the same God. You cannot accept the God that Jesus and Paul described, unless you accept the God of the Old Testament. Much of what Jesus said and much of what Paul wrote are quotations from the Old Testament. Jesus even applied the Old Testament to Himself when He said:
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,
(Joh 5:39 ESV)
You say God in the Old Testament was quick with judgments and tantrums, I disagree. I think He always showed that He is a God that is longsuffering and gave plenty of time for repentance. Even when Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, God made them clothing so that they would not have to go naked and ashamed. I hope that you will come to know the power and majesty of Jesus in your search for God.
We must be careful not to form a God of our own making. The author of this article wanted to address those that have a small god, but I think he just went to an opposite extreme of a small god. God is who He is. Our beliefs about God don’t change Him. When God opened my spiritual eyes to His majesty, I dropped all my preconceptions of God. I wanted Him to show me who He is. He is still revealing Himself to me day-by-day. The foundation of my knowledge of God is Jesus, and without Him we can’t know God. He is the stairway to heaven.