Title

Jonah: A Preacher God Wanted to Save—a City God Wanted to Reach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2018

Keywords

Jonah, Prophets, Divine love

Abstract

"The book of Jonah records one of the most provocative stories in the Bible. It contrasts God’s and humans’ attitudes toward sinners.1 It is a story of God’s love and compassion that stands in contrast to human indifference, condemnation, and bigotry toward wayward sinners who are in need of salvation. Its primary purpose was to teach Israel that God’s love is for all people, not just for Israel. The book is also for God’s people throughout history who find it hard to accept the truth that no person is out of the reach of God’s love and salvation."

Journal Title

Ministry

Volume

90

Issue

9

First Page

9

Last Page

12

First Department

New Testament

Share

COinS