THE PROBLEM OF THE TESTAMENTS
by Roger Wyatt| 11th August 2021 | more posts on 'Across the Testaments'
For anyone who has taken time to read or study the Bible there is a problem that soon surfaces, namely, the apparent mismatch between the two testaments. In one testament the reader seemingly meets a God of judgement and retribution whilst in the other they encounter a God of love. However, is this an accurate observation and appropriate conclusion? Is the Old Testament, as it is sometimes understood, really just a collection of myths, archaic sayings and commands with no relevance, value or moral force today, and is the New Testament a soft, morally permissive collection of writings completely disconnected from its ancient counterpart?