I wouldn't say he changed his mind...But, oh wait. The God who said all that changed his mind and created the New Testament. The all-knowing god. He's such a champ.
delete. C'mon Dave. How about a happy post?
Now I am going to hear Magic Man in my head all day. Thanks, Shasta
Fer Shasta. Right back at ya.
I took my punishment and listened to it and it's now appropriately stuck in my head.
Well done, Sai.
A couple things here. First, the Old Testament does not teach that someone will go to hell if they violate the law of Moses. In fact, the Old Testament is pretty silent on the idea of hell. There are references to an afterlife existence called "Sheol," which is a shadowy afterlife, sometimes referred to as the Pit, but everyone went there, regardless of their righteousness. The Law of Moses was not intended as a way to avoid hell, per se, but as a means of the Israelites to partake of the things God offered them through His covenant with them.Then how is something going to send you to hell and suddenly then it's not?
Additionally, just because God dealt with His children differently in one dispensation does not mean He changed His mind, which would imply that He didn't think the Old Testament covenants were important or worthwhile. Clearly this is not the case as the New Testament says just the opposite. It was a different time and a different place. The needs of God's people were different and He handled them as such. It's important to remember also, that the Mosaic Law was intended as a fascimile of Christ's atoning sacrifice.
Though I understand perfectly what you're saying here, I think most Christians might take offence to our Father in Heaven being referred to as a "magical man in the sky."And why am I even having this discussion. I don't even believe in the magical man in the sky.