As a child, I never thought twice about how often God so often killed people. It seemed fine as I read it, I mean, it was God, right? Though, when that question stated above was presented to me, I was suddenly hesitant of God’s love and grace for all. Many times I’ve asked older disciples, leaders, and other teens, for clarification on the topic but I just was never able to fully grasp the idea. While I truly believe God loves me deeply, and that the grace He gives me is completely undeserving, I could never comprehend why God killed so many people. I understood that we as humans are all sinful beings, but God deliberately wiped out entire nations for their transgressions. As a disciple, I find it hard to think about, because I never want to believe that God was doing wrong, because to me, I always considered the taking of one’s life as something that was morally wrong. I constantly find myself wrestling with this question and ultimately discover myself unprepared to answer this question if ever anyone asks it. I know very well that God is just, but explaining something so complex to a non-Christian seems like an impossible task. So, I chose this question mostly for myself so that it no longer acts as something that causes me to revaluate ...
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...ss us with this gift merely because we are amazing human beings; He did it because we are in so much trouble with Satan that he knew we needed help. So how can we doubt God’s grace when he has been nothing but gracious to the entire human race? Death is also something that is a part of the human experience because it was something we kind of brought about on ourselves in Genesis 3:19 where God tells Adam and Eve, “by the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return”, so, calling God a murderer because of our mistake is just silly. God killing people because of their sin is really God just keeping to his word. He declares that he “The LORD protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked” but at the same time, he promises eternal life through Jesus Christ.
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