Lots of people have a view of God which makes them think God will only love them as long as they obey Him and do what He says. If they mess up, God will hate them, and potentially send them to suffer in hell for eternity. But as Greg Boyd shows in this sermon, God is not like that at all.
In this podcast, Greg Boyd argues that the violence of God is actually the shadow of God, and we must not confuse the God as revealed in Jesus with the shadow of God in the Old Testament. In this way, he says the violent portrayals of God point beyond Himself to something better, which is what is revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
When you think of Genesis 1, what do you think of?
Do you think it is a scientifically accurate account of how God created the world in six twenty-four hour periods?
Or do you think it is a terribly misguided and backward myth from thousands of years ago which has been completely debunked by modern science, so that anyone who believes in what Genesis 1 says is like those who still believe the earth is flat?
If you hold one of those views, this Theology.fm show is for you.