Bible Study Post #5 (Genesis) – God’s Changing Personality

Genesis 18:32

  • And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there: And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.

God was just talked down into not destroying a town for fifty people to ten people.  This indicates that God can engage in rational debate, and he is willing to consider the view of us humans.  Perhaps the laws in the Old Testament are no longer applicable since people have changed in the time since.

-Questions God’s actual anger towards homosexuality, not being circumcised, slavery

Genesis 19:13

  • For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and he Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
  • Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven

God did not spare the city indicating that he could not even find ten people who are righteous in the entire city?  He only saved the “righteous,” which just happened to be Abraham’s nephew Lot.  “For the sake of the ten,” might as well save the ten and then destroy the city

I am convinced that righteous is currently considered to be the equivalent of the bloodline of Abraham, and has little to do with good or evil.


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