Message—Is the God of the Old Testament the same God as the New Testament? Part 2
“So here’s what we see. The God of the Old Testament is a God of love, mercy, and grace, yet He must uphold His holiness and His reputation and so His anger and wrath toward sin is justified.”
“In his book Knowing God, J.I. Packer wrote, “God’s wrath in the Bible is never the capricious, self-indulgent, irritable, morally ignoble thing that human anger so often is. It is, instead, a right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil” (Knowing God, 151). And again we see that character and nature Jesus in the New Testament, so often portrayed in the light of love, is consistent with the character of the God from Exodus 34:6-7.”
Interview Guest—David Levy (@12:07)
David Levy is the director of International Ministries for the Friends of Israel. He is the author of 9 books and speaks all around the world on issues pertaining to God’s plan for Israel, future events, and Friends of Israel’s global outreach ministries.
On this weeks show, Chris and David discuss the Old Testament Tabernacle and its significance for us today as believers.
Listen to this segment @ 12:07.
by David Levy
Explore Israel’s wilderness Tabernacle, the service of the priesthood, and the significance of the sacrifices. Excellent illustrations will open new vistas of biblical truth as ceremonies, sacrifices, and priestly service reveal the perfections of the Messiah.
Apples of Gold–”A package of good deeds or misdeeds?” (@18:55)
“I recently was walking in the Old City of Jerusalem, and I saw two young Orthodox Jewish students carrying a very heavy package. When I asked what was in the package, one answered, “This is a package of good deeds.”
Then one of the boys asked, “Do you know what is in this package?”
“Clothing or food for poor people,” I responded.
“Oh no!” they said. “What we have here are holy commentaries for the ultra-Orthodox students.”
When I heard that I said, “Then you hold a big package of misdeeds. Which is more important, the Mosaic Law or the so-called laws contained in your package?”
“That is a very hard question,” one boy said, “Come with us, and we will ask our rabbis.” I agreed to go with them, and as we walked, I shared God’s Word with them.”
The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.
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