This is Part 2 in a series where we exhaustively address supposed contradictions in the Bible.
There are many biblical accounts that could easily leave you scratching your head and wondering “why would God do that?’ As a result many assert that God is basically a monster. In a recent podcast, we dealt with one example: God telling Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. What kind of God would require such a thing? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
We all know that Jesus taught us to forgive. If your brother trespasses against you seven times in a day, Jesus says to forgive. Okay, while this may be difficult, we can see its value and strive to live up to that standard. But, but what about when someone commits a horrible crime – what about when someone guns down in cold blood, innocent God fearing people in church – at a Bible study? Is the same lesson of forgiveness relevant? Do the teachings of Jesus include forgiving those who are simply and purely evil in their actions?