God certainly showed himself to be holy and willing to punish sin and disobedience in the Old Testament. At the same time, he also desired the salvation of all, even those in the Old Testament. Consider Jonah, the prophet of the Lord, who was sent to the Assyrian city of Nineveh to call its people to repentance.
God does not change
James 1:17 tells us that God does not change like shifting shadows. He is consistent. His nature and truth do not change. 1 Peter 1:16 quotes Leviticus 19:2, saying, “Be holy, because I am holy.” God’s standards have not changed from the Old Testament to the New Testament!
For what reasons do people believe or want to believe the falsehood that God has grown softer on sin?
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