Apologists seeking to save God from God are quick to remind us that the God of the Hebrew Bible was a God of justice in order to explain the violence found there.
They contrast these texts with the God of the Christian Testament – seen through the lens of Jesus Christ as a God of love and mercy. Jesus is portrayed as a long-hair, blond, blue-eyed, peace-loving pacifist, calling his followers to turn the other cheek.
Such an interpretation becomes the basis for nonviolence. And yet, Jesus is a bit more ambiguous than what these apologists would have us believe.
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