Many people think of God as wrathful, smiting people for no apparent reason. The Old Testament seems to portray God as malevolent, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But alongside these passages are pictures of God’s love, goodness, and compassion. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction?
David teaches Old Testament at Biblical Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He has done short-term missions work in Hawaii, Nigeria, Mexico, and inner-city Newark, New Jersey, and lived in England for six years.