“My God is a God of love. He would never punish people for their sins. That’s the God of the Old Testament, but I believe in the God of the New Testament.” Have you heard that before? The idea is that God’s love rules over His justice. Unfortunately, our culture fosters this mind-set, since it cannot see how these two go together. As a result, real reconciliation can never take place. In this lesson, Rev. Hyde considers the altar of bronze which teaches us about the nature of God and how we relate to Him as both just and merciful.