The evolution of God

Amazon recommended a book called The Evolution of God to me because I “have ordered Christian books in the past” or something like that. According to one of the reviews, the author argues that the God of the Bible starts out as a vindictive tribal god and evolves into an almighty God by the time of Moses and into a loving God in the writings of Paul. He suggests that even Jesus did not think of God as a God of love. I have a little hint for the author if this is the case: The red letters in John 3:16 mean the words were spoken by Jesus, and if you’ll see Genesis 1:1 you’ll find that the “tribal god” of Israel created the universe.

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4 Responses to “The evolution of God”

  1. I know I haven’t read the book meaning I can’t judge it perse but here’s my take. I don’t think there’s such thing as evolution of God. Heb 13:8 says God is the same yesterday, today and forever! He doesn’t change. What changes was our knowing him and our perception of Him. I don’t know if i’m making sense better check that book out.

  2. Kansas Bob says:

    I get what he says about this idea of a “tribal god”.. God has always been so much more that Israel’s god. I often tell folks that believers are not of the seed of Israel but of the seed of Abraham.. God’s people have always been according to faith and not nationality or ethnicity.

    That said I probably wouldn’t agree with most of what that guy wrote.

  3. Rick Rouse says:

    God hasn’t “evolved” and He never will. He is all-powerfull, all-knowing, and perfect in every way. There is no reason for Him to ever change. Besides, His holy word clearly tells us that He never changes. Enough said.

  4. Ash888 says:

    God never changes in his righteousness or integrity, but he does change. Anything that’s living changes, and I believe God is a living God. Jesus humbling himself and taking on the form of his creation is a profound change.