But the way we would see it, those of us who are trying to figure out our Christian faith, is that the God of the old Testament is like the journey from stern father to friend. When you're a child you need clear direction and some strict discipline.
But with Christ we have access to a one-to-one relationship. In the old testament it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The new Testament on the other hand, we look at Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal.
The combination is what makes the cross.
Bono- you've changed me.