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Inconsistent God?   Absolutely not!

 


    The purpose of these studies is to demonstrate that only Jesus is the true God and in him there is eternal life (1 John 5:20). The Son of God took human form and came into this world to bring light and hope where there was only darkness and condemnation.

    In this work, I was concerned to show that God's behavior cannot change throughout history, because if God did so, He would be fickle, which contradicts the attribute of divine immutability, which is mentioned in Hebrews 13: 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

    In saying that the behaviors of God observed throughout the biblical accounts are different, I also try to show that the motivations and purposes are different, when Jehovah (Yahweh) and the God Father are comparatively analyzed, even if theologians claim to be the same person, that is, the same God.

    If we compare the attitudes and behavior of Jehovah (YHWH), which was revealed by Moses in the Old Testament, with the attitudes and behavior of God the Father (ABBA), which was revealed by Jesus Christ in the New Testament, we see a remarkable difference.

    On the one hand, we see that Jehovah showed a violent nature, since he led the Jewish people into bloody battles, granting them victories over nations and armies, when the kings of Israel were obedient to the precepts of the Mosaic law. However, when people were rebellious and disobedient to the law, Jehovah acted unfavorably to Israel, allowing tragic defeats against their enemies.

    On the other hand, we see God the Father presented by Jesus always compassionate and loving, being invariably more forgiving than punishing, as we read in 2 Peter 3:9 God is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

    Another great difference is that Jehovah always revealed an exclusivist sympathy for Israel, whereas God the Father is always impartial and does not reveal special predilection by anyone.

    Discrimination is a form of prejudice and grievance to inherent human dignity, and that is exactly what Jehovah did in discriminating against women, foreigners, those with certain types of congenital diseases and other things that those individuals had no blame for being born like this.

    By reading in the Bible that Jesus came to fulfill the Old Testament law (Matthew 5:17), we must understand that he came to give a meaning that the Old Testament law never had, because the law considered vital matters related to the soul and the eternal destiny, only in the ambit of a religiosity of appearances.

    Thus, for example, we see Jehovah authorizing the stoning of the disobedient to his commandments, whereas Jesus forgave an adulteress who was about to be stoned, as prescribed in the Old Testament law (John 8: 1-11).

    Another clear difference is that those who touched Jehovah were implacably dead, as Uzzah, who touched the ark that symbolized the presence of Jehovah (2 Samuel 6: 6-8), whereas those who touched Jesus were healed, as the hemorrhagic woman, simply because she touched the fringe of the dress of Jesus by faith (Mark 5: 25-30).

    Unlike Jehovah, who was always disgusted by the contact with men, Jesus was always tangible, accessible and welcoming, touching and allowing to be touched by men and women, good or bad, transmitting virtue, whose hands touched dying people to bring healing (Luke 8:54), whose feet were wet with the tears of a repentant sinner (Luke 7:36-38) , whose saliva anointed the eyes of a blind man to see again, in whose breast the disciple John found the affection of a friend (John 13: 23-25) and whose face received the hypocritical kiss of the traitor Judas Iscariot (Luke 22: 47-48).

    Faced with so many inconsistencies, I was led to conclude that there is no possibility of identification between Jehovah and God the Father, or between Jehovah and Jesus, the Son of God, who has the same nature and essence of the Father.

    I cannot imagine a God with two faces and a double personality, as we see in two consecutive periods of history, and because of that I believe Jehovah (YHWH) and God Father (ABBA) are different persons.

    Although the arguments of orthodox Christian theology deny any distinction between Jehovah and the absolute Father God, this dualist conception was also object of studies and discussions since the past, and the same idea was already present in the Platonic philosophical vision, as well as among the Gnostic Christians from the early centuries AD (Marcion), and later, among the Albigenses (Cathars) in the Middle Ages.

    However, my intention is not to provoke controversy or sensationalism, but to present a profound and scriptural investigation of the character of God, free from unilateral censorship, which is usually done by the defenders of traditional Christianity and Judaism.