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The problem of judgement

1 Samuel 15

The problem of God's judgement

Richard DawkinsThe God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser...

Rob BellA staggering number of people have been taught that a select few Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for anything better... This is misguided and toxic...

1. Judgement on the Amalekites (v1-12)

Exodus 17:14Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."
Exodus 17:14

Deut 25:17-`9"Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt. When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and cut off all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God. When the LORD your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.
Do not forget!".

2. Judgement on Saul (v13-35))

1 Peter 3:18For Christ died for sins
once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
to bring you to God

3. Judgement on Jesus