The new books by Greg Boyd, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, is a great book. Please read it! But just know that despite all the great insights in the book, I believe that the central thesis is wrong. Rather than withdraw from sin, God dives in.
To celebrate that my book, the Atonement of God, won a Gold Medal, I have temporarily lowered the price of the eBook on Amazon. If you haven’t read the book, this is a great time to get it. Learn to read Scripture and view God through the crucivision lens of Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
When the Bible talks about hell, or hades, or sheol, a completely different picture emerges about hell than most people think. We talk a bit about this today when we look at Jonah 2:2, where Jonah goes to hell.
Does God send storms into our lives to punish us? If you sin, will God send disasters into your life to punish you? Does God send sickness, disease, famines, floods, earthquakes, or the loss of jobs, income, health, or even the death of a family member? Is this what God does?