Originally posted by celticdog
reply to post by SubAce
Well according to the bible Jehovah did destroy and ruin. For god to be jealous is pathetic he should be bigger than that it is a human trait. Do you
destroy the life you created? If he created us and supposed to be all knowning then he would of seen all that was going to happen to where we are
today and made allowances.No he keeps destroying men with more destruction to come.Nice god
And it's only the most incorrigble and reprehensible people. And he always warns them. And he is always trying to get them to repent.
To call the good God evil for getting rid of wickedness is stupid.
Once again the world is full of evil and violence and crass vileness of all sorts. You would have him ignore the pain and suffering and misery that
disgusting evil men perpetuate on themselves, but the merciful and patient God has his limits. And in this time he has also raised up witnesses for
himself to tell the truth to the people. He is warning all mankind to repent from the evilness that permeates society. He will not act until they
have been warned.
And even then, when he does bring Armageddon, he is not the instigator. The Bible is very clear that it will be Satan who manipulates the world
rulers into attacking Jehovah's people, who are peaceful and defenseless. They cannot protect themselves.
In order to act to save the righteous meek ones he will have to move into action. And then he will once again destroy all wickedness, and there is no
one that will be able to do as you and claim that his getting rid of wicked people so that peaceful righteous people may live in peace is evil.
True he has allowed his servants to suffer and even die at the hands of evildoers. But when all of his people are under attack he will not let his
named people be effaced from the surface of the earth:
(2 Thessalonians 1:6-8) . . .This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for
YOU, 7 but, to YOU who suffer tribulation, relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels 8 in a
flaming fire, as he brings vengeance upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus.
How beautiful and merciful a God Jehovah is:
(Exodus 34:6, 7) . . .And Jehovah went passing by before his face and declaring: “Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger
and abundant in loving-kindness and truth, 7 preserving loving-kindness for thousands, pardoning error and transgression and sin, but by no means
will he give exemption from punishment, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons and upon grandsons, upon the third generation and upon
the fourth generation.”
You should take the time to read the book of Jonah. You will learn a lesson about his kindness and his mercy toward wayward violent evil wicked
Turn back your hatred toward Jehovah. He wishes no one to perish:
(Ezekiel 18:23) . . .“‘Do I take any delight at all in the death of someone wicked,’ is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah,
‘[and] not in that he should turn back from his ways and actually keep living?’
And yet you complain when he acts against people when they become so bad and vile they are past all sense of morales as being evil and wicked. And
yet you know he permits wickedness to an extreme degree. You know this because once again the world has become full of suffering and badness to an
extreme degree and still he has not acted, but has lovingly been warning wicked violent men who hate each other to repent, or did you not know why he
has not brought the end yet?:
(2 Peter 3:9) Jehovah is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with YOU because he does not desire any
to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance.
As far as him being able to know all. That does not mean he chooses to do so. You limit his ability because your human mind cannot fathom the depths
of his knowledge, or the abilities he possesses.
God has given all mankind and all his spirit creatures freewill. In so doing he has chosen not to foresee how we turn out. Thus he gives us dignity
to act. And he has the hope that each of his intelligent creatures uses their freewill to love him willingly not out of compulsion, but because he
created us and he is a humble God full of mercy and slow to anger. That is why he tell us:
(Proverbs 27:11) . . .Be wise, my son, and make my heart rejoice, that I may make a reply to him that is taunting me.
Jehovah has hope in you as a person as well. He can see past your ignorance and hatred, even of him. He is big enough to take it. And he is patient
enough to try and teach you so that you come to your senses. He is willing if you are humble enough.