How Can They Say "Jealousy Is Demonic" when God IS "Jealous"?

@mythociate (15200)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 22, 2012 6:39pm CST
Today, we read from the book of James that jealousy (and other dark emotions I forget) is "demonic." What? I hope I'm taking this way out of context, but our God is a Jealous God (the Bible calls Him "our God, whose name is Jealous"). Sure, the 'Jealous God' comes from the Old Testament with James being in the New-; but that just means the Bible-publishers had extra time to edit 'Jealous' out of the Bible. Or is this proof that the Old Testament god is not God but is rather Satan-or-etc. trying to be God (as the New Testament even says he is "the god of this world"). I feel like standing up at the group-meeting and telling everybody what God would say about this: 'Hi, I'm Jealous,' (and before the former-'Alcoholics Anonymous' group replies "Hi Jealous" ) 'But you all have been calling me "God" for the longest time ...' Or as myself, 'Hi, God told me to be jealous. And I don't want "what is yours," I want "what is mine, like you have what is yours." Now, who is helping me get what's mine; anybody?' So what do you think of our Jealous-but-'self-denying' God?
1 response
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
23 Sep 12
There is certainly a difference in the old and new testament God to me. Jealousy is one of the emotions that is depicted and it makes me, again, think that there is more to that us being made in his image than we actually realize.
@mythociate (15200)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Oct 12
The difference between the Old- & the New-Testament Gods is the difference between a father who lives with you and a father who lives far away. To my recollection, God makes no appearances in the New Testament except as a human (in Jesus) & maybe as a voice (to Saul-who-became-Paul & co. on the road to Damascus ... and then again in dreams/visions on the isle of Patmos). In the Old Testament, he wasn't much closer---being 'smoke on the mountain' (that would be a good name for a musical-composition) to all the ancient Israelites except for Moses, then only a voice speaking to prophets ... although it's said he DID walk around in the garden before he found out about the disobedience.