There you go, that is the issue in the Great Controversy.<quoted text>
What? If man was a threat to the universe, the universe would have the moral right to neutralize the threat. I doubt that destruction of man would necessary for gods.
And if a gods existed, morality by social convention might not be feasible. It would depend on the gods.
Why make this weird? We're just trying to make the best lives we can for as many of us as we can.
Satan is a threat to the cohesion of the universe.
Humanity serves him.
God has to deal with that.
But first He gives man the opportunity to come over to Him.
Using your standard of morality, God is perfectly in His rights to judge mankind and issue punishment.