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I think in the biblical worldview loving what is good and hating what is evil are not mutually exclusive.
Loving what is good and of God is a given for many Christians. But hating what is wicked? The Psalms have multiple references to hating what is wicked with the referent being God and man:
Posted in Bible, bible difficulties, Book Review, christian apologetics, Christianity, Ex Lex, exegesis, Gordon Clark, old testament, Reformed, Theology, Walter Kaiser on November 2, 2015 | 16 Comments »
Walter Kaiser. Tough Questions About God and His Actions in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, October, 1st, 2015. 176 pp.
I was first introduced to the author when I was in seminary and I found his books immensely helpful. So when I saw that Walter Kaiser has written a book on tough questions concerning God in the Old Testament I knew I had to read it. Over the years there has been a few works concerning the difficulties of the Old Testament written by Christian apologists but this one really got my attention since Kaiser is an Old Testament scholar and a specialist in the field for decades.
Two weeks ago I responded to a troll in a post titled “Troll on Veritas Domain: Jesus didn’t have any requirements about belief in Himself?” Here in this post I want to tackle another point with the troll’s comment here. I’ve already responded to the first half of his comment over there but I thought I take on the second half as a blog post in hopes that the following response would illustrate the importance of contextually driven interpretation in refuting an erroneous interpretation.
The troll have an interesting take on the fall of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3. In his own words:
in fact, in the garden, why was god pissed? what was he angry with? what was his first comment?
he was angry at adam and eve believing (because now they judged) they were not worthy to be in god’s presence! his only following comment was deducing why they now thought their metaphoric nakedness (ie insufficiency) … “ah! you ate from the tree, eh?”
Nothing speaks more of the height of folly of the ungodly gospel of self-esteem than to see this troll reinterpret the reason why God was upset in Genesis 3. He thinks God was upset with Adam and Eve for thinking they were not worthy of being before His presence! Our troll rejects the traditional interpretation that the reason why God was upset with Adam and Eve is due to their disobedience in eating the prohibited fruit.
But is our troll’s interpretation defensible from the text of Genesis 3 itself? Let’s take a closer look.
Our Sunday Bible Exposition Series on “God’s Loves for the Life of Babies” going through the first two chapters of Exodus has been completed.
Here’s the table of contents to the four part series.
May the Lord use this as devotionals that lead Christians to stand for the cause of life for the unborn.