God’s Tender Mercy in the Old Testament


There’s a common misunderstanding of how God appears
in the Old Testament.

Many detractors of the faith claim that in the Old Testament, God is an entirely angry, vengeful, and judgmental being. This actually a heresy, known as Marcionism, and it goes back to the earliest times of the Church to a figure named Marcion, who lived in Rome in the mid-100s. According to Catholic Answers, “He saw the God of the Old Testament as cruel and vengeful, an embarrassment and a stumbling block in…

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