Published Aug 08, 2023
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This booklet is a printed copy of one of my online articles that deals with the subject of God’s character

What really happened at the time of the Flood? Did God get so upset with His wayward creation that He went into a rage and wiped them all out?

To be honest, a surface reading of the story could (and has) caused many people to believe that the God of the Old Testament is a genocidal maniac. Just read what renowned atheist Richard Dawkins has to say:

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty,  unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic   cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” (The God Delusion)

Can a God of love ever be the direct cause of destruction? John writes that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). Paul writes, “Love never does anything that is harmful to its neighbor [any other being]. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the Law” (Romans 13:10). Jesus taught that God is always “kind to the unthankful and to the evil” (Luke 6:35). Peter says God is “not willing that any should perish” (2 Peter 3:9). And God Himself says, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked” (Ezekiel 33:11). What if we found out that God was really on a rescue mission instead of a mission of destruction?

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