Is the God of the Old Testament barbaric and bloodthirsty? Does the Bible condone slavery, polygamy, or other violence against unbelievers? Lee Strobel interviews author Paul Copan about the nature of the God of the Old Testament.
One [man] who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”