Questions Of Life – Is the God of the Old Testament Violent?

Cath and Donald look at the violence of God in the Old Testament, using one of the notorious passages they question why God would order the slaughter of a group of people. Is this a different God to Jesus? and if not how do we reconcile these verses with our outrage?

These are the passages Donald refers to

1 Samuel 15:1-3 & 4-9

Deuteronomy 25:16-18

Jeremiah 7:5-7 2

Peter 3:7-9

Matthew 5:43-44