The Bloody God and the Bleeding God

I’ve been reading the Old Testament. It’s a great story, despite Leviticus’ by-laws and Numbers’ numbers. However, reading it is an unsettling experience. As I started to note the body count, it seemed to me that God was a lot like the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, with her constant cry “Off with their heads!” How do we get from the complete destruction of enemies in the Old Testament to loving our enemies in the New? How on earth do we get from the bloody God of the Old Testament to the bleeding God of the cross? In case your memory needs refreshing, here is a sampling of passages that can keep you up at night: “And Israel vowed a vow to the Lord and said, ‘If you will indeed give this

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