So this omnipotent God does nothing for the offender? Isn't everyone an offender according to Christianity? Makes no sense.<quoted text>I'm not sure how else to explain it except that removing the criminal from society is an act of love toward those offended.
How did Noah warn people all over the world? Or was God only concerned with those in his immediate area?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.
Well, according to the Bible, God gave laws that God later found inadequate. Isn't that rather inconsistent?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.
Sure doesn't say much about the quality of God's creation, does it?This might remain a mystery to us, but apparently, the more "unclean" we become, the more "unclean" our Earth becomes, because of our presence.
So it's like "Minority Report"? Come on, how can fetuses and babies become unclean? They haven't had any opportunity. And how is it Noah and his family were the sole exception on the entire Earth? Doesn't that seem a bit unlikely? Especially given Noah's erratic behavior after they got off the ark (the curse of Ham etc).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?
I wonder what else God has no clue about.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 why was that such a terrible thing that God chose to curse every subsequent generation? Isn't this one of the first lessons of the Bible: seeking knowledge is the ultimate evil?Not necessarily so. As it's written, man became like our heavenly host by learning both, good and evil.
Except offenders?"God's" love is available to all that wants it.
That is absolutely untrue, according to the Bible. What is the only sin that is never forgiven? It's not anything that one human can do to another, it's denying the Holy Spirit. Humans can commit any number of atrocities, and as long as they honestly repent later, God gives them a pass. So much for concern about the victims. All God seems to care about is itself.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.
That's interesting. I've never heard of the idea that Hell itself would be destroyed. Is that in Revelation?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.