Date: September 24, 2010 04:15PM
Rebeckah, Quinlansolo and others.
I recommend you watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRi4VwcrYmA&feature=related
God is not "quite nasty". We deserve punishment (and those people in the Old Testament did also), however the true Christian faith teaches that God poured out his wrath on Jesus. Jesus was God made flesh, fully God and fully man. The creator loved us so much that he laid down his life for us. There is no greater love.