Results from Violence of God Survey

Sinful employment for Christians

I ran a survey on whether or not you wanted me to continue my series on the violence of God. Here are the results. I was going to continue my series on the Violence of God anyway… mainly because I need to study it for myself, and writing is one way I force myself to study.

Jesus as the Divine Scapegoat

scapegoat

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.

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.

Why God Appears Violent in Scripture

violent God

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.

When God Pled Guilty

old testament violence

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.