I'm not sure how else to explain it except that removing the criminal from society is an act of love toward those offended.OK, but I still don't see how that example would apply to God.
As I quoted, Peter explained that not only was Noah instructed to build an ark, but that he also preached to the people, to warn them. And that's the issue. "God" created us. And with that, we were given a law. And with the law, we were given both, blessings and curses, for obedience and disobedience.Is God as limited as a human organization responsible for civic order? No, of course not. God supposedly has unlimited/nearly unlimited powers. God is also supposedly loving. So then logically God should chose the most benevolent solution to a problem. Surely global genocide was not the most benevolent solution available.
Imagine you made an ashtray. And you found that one of your boys left a puddle of semen in it. For the sake of this discussion, let's say it was a joke. Regardless, would you keep it?Bestiality? And that is the animals fault?
This might remain a mystery to us, but apparently, the more "unclean" we become, the more "unclean" our Earth becomes, because of our presence.And with every single member of every single species, including plants? Mmmmm....I don't think so.
Two issues, here. The first is that they became "unclean," too. The second is that the chances were extremely high that they were only going to continue on the same path as those before them. If none were righteous, except for Noah and his family, then how would they learn righteousness?Moreover, back to humans for a moment, is it likely that babies and fetuses were also purely and irredeemably evil?
As you know, he left a remnant. And He didn't know that man would fail. He had hoped man wouldn't. But, again, with the law came blessings and curses, for obedience and disobedience.And that seems to be another point of this story too. God not only seems incapable of predicting the consequences of it's actions (i.e., God had no idea what would become of creation when it created it, and never saw this day coming), but the only way to overcome evil was to snuff the whole living being out.
Again, Noah preached to and warned the people.No attempt to dissuade humans from evil is mentioned (never mind animals and plants).
Not necessarily so. As it's written, man became like our heavenly host by learning both, good and evil.Apparently evil is as powerful if not more so than God, which seems to further reduce God's power.
True love is defined as having the courage and unselfishness to die that others may live, if need be. John 15:13, 1John 3:16So what does love mean, according to the Bible?
"God's" love is available to all that wants it. He's not going to force love from us. But, He also can't allow those that have no respect for life to continue. If anything, though, "God" is more concerned with our love for one another than He is for our love toward Him. 1John 4:20.And is God consistently loving by that definition or not? Because you seem to imply God is not consistent with love, only showing it to a select few.
After the great day of Judgment. If I'm right, all that's ever lived and died before Messiah was crucified, or never had an opportunity to learn of Messiah, will be resurrected and allowed the chance to repent, so forth and so on. For those that don't, they'll be forever destroyed. Not tortured in some fiery hell, as even hell is going to be destroyed. Just destroyed.At what point does one become the "punished" and all of God's love is permanently withdrawn?