Your question at the end begs the answer that God is a cruel taskmaster who takes pleasure in crushing the defenseless humans for enjoyment.
...and so it probably does to everyone who has a flawed picture of what God's true nature is like.
We are the ones who wronged him. Any rights we had when he created us are forfeit. If he chose to send everyone to hell, then we would only be getting what we rightfully deserved.
However, that's not what he did. He sent his one and only, perfect, son to die a humiliating death, which pays the price for all the wrongs we ever did against Him. He only asks one thing in return in order to receive his mercy and free gift, and that is to take him at his word.
So, to that I say; Yes, God is good. He is so good, as a matter of fact, that it is beyond our wildest imagination. The sum of his goodness is way beyond any human's comprehension, which is why people pose questions like this to begin with.
We have one choice. Trust him and take him at his word, or not. Our choice has zero bearing on whether or not he actually exists, what his character is like, and what rules he has laid down for his creations.
fracturedInfinity, RaptureReady 61 Comments
[2/22/2009 6:37:42 AM]
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