Jesus as the Divine Scapegoat

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Jesus was a divine scapegoat. He not only revealed to us what God had been doing all along, but also unmasked the scapegoat mechanism for all to see. Through Jesus, we see the truth of violence, that it comes from us, and not from God.


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God as the Divine Scapegoat

God Scapegoat

God is a divine scapegoat, allowing us to blame Him for our violence, so that He can carry our violence away and rescue us from violence. Without the scapegoat mechanism, human culture would collapse upon itself in a never-ending cycle of progressive violence.


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Why God Appears Violent in Scripture

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God appears violent in the Bible because humans would rather blame God for our violence than admit that we ourselves are violent. And God gladly accepts responsibility for our violence to help rescue and redeem us from violence.


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When God Pled Guilty

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This posts contains a list of all the posts in my series on how to understand the Violence of God in the Bible from my book, When God Pled Guilty.


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In Killing Jesus, Satan Cast out Satan

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In killing Jesus, Satan though he had won. But in reality, when Jesus died, Satan cast out Satan. Jesus defeated Satan at his own game. Jesus died at hell’s gates so that He might ride through them in victory.


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