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Unformatted text preview: question that does not have a definitive answer. I only ask because in Chapter 3 it says that he describes himself as the Jealous One. This contrasts to my understanding that God is about compassion and forgiveness. Are they saying that God is both jealous and compassionate or is this simply an Old Testament idea versus a New Testament image? To me, these traits seem to contradict each other, but I could be wrong. My question is why do the Israelites have so many laws they have to obey? There are rules concerning the Sabbath and not working, circumcision, sacrifices, and what one can eat. What purpose does each of these serve? For instance, if I sin, how will killing a goat upon an alter make amends? Plus, if those are the rules, how come we no longer follow (all of) them?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '11