Marcion the Heretic was removed from the early church for teaching that the God of the Old Testament was a different being than the God of the New Testament.
While his heresies were rejected long ago, many Christians have adopted a soft Marcionism, downplaying the Old Testament and implying Jesus’ arrival erased much of what the OT shows us about God.
In this episode:
– Why it’s good that the Old Testament narratives often make us uncomfortable
– How the New Testament’s and Old Testament’s depictions of God are incomplete without the other
– Why relegating our OT studies to moralizing children’s Bible class stories has caused harm to the church
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