Violence in the Bible

Some of the scenes in the Bible would not be fit for TV. Literally, Game of Thrones has nothing on the Hebrew Bible when it comes to tales of violence (except dragons). The central event of the New Testament includes the most violent and cruel form of execution the world had to offer.

As we read the text, what are we supposed to make of it? More than that, what are we supposed to think about the God we know and trust when it comes to violence? Does God promote violence, or abhor it? What does the Bible really say when it comes to violence?

God's Economy - Justice

The virtues of patience and perseverance are not hallmarks of this age, yet they are precisely what we need when we strive to be agents of justice. How does God ask us to seek out justice in such a time as this?