But that is just it. And I have about 10 posts on free will from yesterday. But He does NOT lie.<quoted text>God created nature...didn't he?
It's your story to enjoy, Rose, but I still see a 'parent'- who claims his kids have 'free will'- but then devises a place of eternal torment, and dispenses the kids who follow their 'free will' in a way of which he doesn't approve, to burn in it for eternity... as a pretty crappy parent.
Sadism and lying aren't qualities I aspired to in being a parent.
But I guess that's just me.
He tells us clearly. Have no gods before me.
Out of all the people's He chose Abraham to teach or some would say retracing the concept of Him alone to worship. He kept every promise..despite some lapses in faith on Abram and Sarah. He taught them to sacrificed sin pardon. Only the the most perfect . A lesson in what was needed for sin debt.
In the desert after getting them out of slavery..parting the sea..giving them food and water in the desert. HE gave them laws.. chief was no gods before me. He got ticked off big with the golden calf.. But still didn't kill them all off.
So many times in Israel esp after David they stray
We believe He sent His own Son..a part of himself. To teach us how to have a relationship with Him. And we believe He paid our sin debt in full. The only perfect sacrifice.
Now after all of this.fir it to be said..That He all powerful Creator is somehow lacking in mercy..well it dies not compute.
To say He lies after after all the miracles and warnings..I say that is just wrong.
In the end someday we will all meet Him..I guess at that point you can ask Him all your questions..if you're inclined
Until then I have given my best answers .not a bible scholar..don't know all God's reason fir wanting any if us fir company nor why He does everything He does and doesn't do.
I know I love Him. That's all:)