Hey.....you and a lot of other believe that....and there are things about God that can make a person shutter. So here's the deal. God is a being that lives outside of our universe. Get that Outside of our universe....and outside of our time as well. We, in no way can understand who or "what" He is, except that he knows no sin...no evil. These things just happen in his presence. But he does have the capacity to love as well. Okay?<quoted text>
My own observations and the Scriptures convinces me that God more "evil" than any human ever was.
Wipes out all mankind with a flood, allows Hitlers to exist, and millions o floods, hurricanes and earthquakes to 'murder' millions of innocent people including babies.
Yes. God does create "evil".
I do not believe in God as some kind of invisible superman. God is just as kind as God is vicious. I am not afraid to face that reality. In fact, it is a comfort.
Got is a two-sided coin. He is love...and He is Just! And he is so pure...(so to speak) that sin cannot cannot, by virtue of who God is...exist in his presence. It is not hate or evil. It just happens. He is as a consuming fire. That we do know of Him.
Maybe that is a down side...but think of it as like a fire here on earth. If you throw a stick into a fire...it burns up. We cannot say that the fire is evil....but burning is it purpuse. That is what fire does.
Yet still, He had a want....a desire to have "children" occupy His heaven so he could watch them laugh and play. But, alas, that couldnt happen because even children can be mean and evil.
So he thought and thought...what could he do to make it possible for people to go and live with Him one day...without "burning up" if they got too close to Him.
Well, Jesus is the Love Side of God. So he sent Jesus down to earth to provide a way for them to go and live in "The City of God." one day. In order to do that, they would have to let Jesus teach them not to do mean and evil things. And so He did.
God tried a different plan in the Old Testament. He tried to make people be good by making laws so difficult and the punishment so hard, that they would never want to do evil again. But they did anyway....over and over again. God could not take back His 10 Commandments because.....he just couldn't. Long story about when a King decrees something, he cannot reverse it. As far a Sodom and Gimorrah was concerned, God warned and warned and warned and warned and warned...them to stop their un-natural acts...but they wouldn't so He had to get rid of them before it spread all over the earth. The same with the flood. God wanted man to "replenish" the earth...with children for Him. But that did not happen. All choose pagan worship except for Noah and his family. Only one family was left that worshipped God. Others chose their life style...and they were history!
And there will always be acts of nature. Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes...these things happen because of the workings of the earth's inner being. God does not make those things happen. The earth grunts and groans from way down inside...and things happen up here on the surface. And another way to look at it is....population control. From the time of the Garden of Eden...and the flood... God had only "reaped" 7 people who followed Him, so he began again...to try another way.
When I think a loving God could create a hell where people would burn for eternity.....I ask him why. I tell him..."God, that is too harsh....way to harsh.Please get another plan for people who won't go and live in your city forever. He hasn't gotten back to me on that yet. All I know is that I do not want to be one of those who will spend their eternity there....andso I try to do everything Jesus taught us.