I have coined the phrase neo-liberals as I believe from what I have heard so far that there is a new move to make the church somehow more acceptable to today’s culture. To preach what I might call Christianity lite (as in diet Coke). Christianity with certain baggage dumped conveniently by the side of the road. Interestingly the proponents of this neo-liberalism seem to differ on what they plan to dispose of. Wheter it is disposing of a sovereign all-knowing God replacing it with so-called “open theism”, replacing the atonement with what I am still not sure or replacing punishment in hell with anihilationism seems to differ from one to the next.
What I would like to know is do these folks recognise the following description as representing the God they would like to worship? I don’t have the luxury of chucking out portions of the bible like this as I do believe it is the word of God.
1 An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.
2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord is avenging and wrathful;
the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries
and keeps wrath for his enemies.
3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,
and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty.
His way is in whirlwind and storm,
and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebukes the sea and makes it dry;
he dries up all the rivers;
Bashan and Carmel wither;
the bloom of Lebanon withers.
5 The mountains quake before him;
the hills melt; the earth heaves before him,
the world and all who dwell in it.
6 Who can stand before his indignation?
Who can endure the heat of his anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
and the rocks are broken into pieces by him.
7 The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.
8 But with an overflowing flood
he will make a complete end of the adversaries,
and will pursue his enemies into darkness.”