Why would an all-loving and all-powerful God chose to reveal his life-saving-truth by way of human sacrifice, in a remote corner of the Roman Empire, 2000 years ago, and will eternally torture everyone who hasn’t heard of it or can’t believe it?
If God wanted to reveal himself to us, why did he do it through a contradictory and confusing Bible that has led to thousands of splits in Christian theology, so that almost nobody – if anybody – heard the revelation correctly?
Why does the Bible state that God does not desire anyone perish (Isaiah 1:18, Ezekiel 33:11, John 3.16-18, John 6:37-40, Acts 17:22-34) if the majority of humankind is going to hell? (Matthew 7:14, Luke 13:23,24, Ecclesiastes 7:28) Why is God’s plan of salvation a failure by his own standards? If this outcome is a success, what would count as a failure?
Why is our need to be saved from eternal torture and the entire ‘problem of evil’ predicated on such a small mistake by one person? Why did this minor slip-up anger God so much that He cursed every single person born since? (Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15:22, Psalm 51:5, Psalm 58:3) Why were Adam and Eve tempted beyond what they could bear? (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Why is there so much suffering in the world?
If God can’t stop the suffering – how is He omnipotent?
If God can stop the suffering and hasn’t – how is He good? (Is God love? [1 John 4:8])
If all the suffering and evil in the is the result of the Devil and our ‘free will’, how were we foreknown and predestined before the foundation of the world? (Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:29-33) And why then would God specifically liken our free will to clay being molded in His hands? (Romans 9:14-21)
Why didn’t God create human beings such that they freely desire to do good, thus removing the need to create a Hell at all? If this was impossible for God to do – how did God create heaven?
Why isn’t God compatible with human reason? Why does Christianity always come back to faith? Why is faith defined as hoping something is true without evidence? (or perhaps in spite of evidence? Hebrews 11:1).
Given this biblical definition, how is faith any different than willful ignorance? Is this what Paul referred to when he said, ‘God chose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise’? (1 Corinthians 1:27) If so, why? And why did God design us with reason capable of penetrating faith? Is then God ‘faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able’? (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Is it fair or rational for God to hide himself so that he can only be known by faith and then insist that every single human being find him by picking the right one out of thousands of conflicting and incompatible religions?
If you had the power to help all people who are suffering or in need, at no cost or effort to yourself, would you do it? Why hasn’t God done this? Why are there so many starving children in the world (etc etc etc)?
Why are some people going to be eternally tortured just because of their birth circumstances?
If it was always God’s plan to provide salvation through Jesus, why didn’t he send Jesus from the very beginning, instead of confusing and misleading generations of people by setting up Judaism which he knew in advance would prove to be inadequate? (Hebrews 9:13, Hebrews 10:4-11)
Why does an all-loving God discriminate against people with handicaps and genetic problems? (Leviticus 21:17)
Are all sins forgivable? (Acts 13:39) or only some? (Mark 3:29)
|People killed by God||Verse||Number killed||Cumulative total|
|1||God drowns everyone of earth (except Noah and his family)||Genesis 7:23||30,000,000?||30,000,000|
|2||God rains fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, killing everyone.||Genesis 19:24||1,000?||30,001,000|
|3||Lot’s wife for looking back||Genesis 19:26||1||30,001,001|
|4||Er who was “wicked in the sight of the Lord”||Genesis 38:7, 1 Chronicles 2:3||1||30,001,002|
|5||Onan for spilling his seed||Genesis 38:10||1||30,001,003|
|6||A 7 year, world-wide famine||Genesis 41:25-54||70,000?||30,071,003|
|7||7th Egyptian Plague: Hail||Exodus 9:25||300,000?||30,371,003|
|8||God kills every Egyptian firstborn child.||Exodus 12:29-30||1,000,000?||31,371,003|
|9||God drowns Egyptian army||Exodus 14:8-26||5000?||31,376,003|
|10||God and Moses help Joshua kill the Amalekites||Exodus 17:13||1000?||31,377,003|
|11||Israelites for dancing naked around Aaron’s golden calf||Exodus 32:27-35||3000||31,380,003|
|12||God plagued the people because of the calf that Aaron made||Exodus 32:35||1000||31,381,003|
|13||Aaron’s sons for offering strange fire before the Lord||Leviticus 10:1-3; Numbers 3:4, Numbers 26:61||2||31,381,005|
|14||A blasphemer||Leviticus 24:10-23||1||31,381,006|
|15||God burned people to death for complaining||Numbers 11:1||100?||31,381,106|
|16||God sent “a very great plague” for complaining about the food.||Numbers 11:33||10,000?||31,391,106|
|17||God killed ten scouts with a plague.||Numbers 14:35-36||10||31,391,116|
|18||A man who gathered firewood on the sabbath||Numbers 15:32-36||1||31,391,117|
|19||Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (and their families)||Numbers 16:27||12||31,391,129|
|20||Burned to death for offering incense||Numbers 16:35||250||31,391,379|
|21||For complaining||Numbers 16:49||14,700||31,406,079|
|22||Massacre of the Aradites||Numbers 21:1-3||3,000?||31,409,079|
|23||For complaining about the lack of food and water, God sent fiery serpents to bite the people, and many of them died.||Numbers 21:6||100?||31,409,179|
|24||God delivers the Bashanites into Moses’ hands and Moses kills everyone “until there was none left alive.”||Numbers 21:34-35||1,000?||31,410,179|
|25||Phinehas impales a mixed-race couple having sex||Numbers 25:6-8||2||31,410,181|
|26||Israelites for “committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab”||Numbers 25:9||24,000||31,434,181|
|27||Midianite massacre (32,000 virgins were kept alive)||Numbers 31:1-35||200,000||31,634,181|
|28||God kills the entire Israelite army||Deuteronomy 2:14-16||500,000||32,134,181|
|29||The slaughter of the Zamzummim, Horim, Avim, and the Caphtorim||Deuteronomy 2:21-22||10,000?||32,144,181|
|30||God hardened the king of Heshbon’s heart so that the Israelites could massacre his people. (included several cities)||Deuteronomy 2:33-34||3,000?||32,147,181|
|31||All the men, women, and children in 60 cities||Deuteronomy 3:3-6||60,000?||32,207,181|
|32||Massacre of Jericho||Joshua 6:21||1,000?||32,208,181|
|33||Achan (and his his sons and daughters) for taking the accursed thing||Joshua 7:10-12, Joshua 24-26||5||32,208,186|
|34||The Ai Massacre||Joshua 8:1-25||12,000||32,220,186|
|35||God slaughters the Amorites and even chases them “along the way” as they try to escape.||Joshua 10:10-11||5,000?||32,225,186|
|36||Joshua kills 5 kings and hangs their dead bodies on trees||Joshua 10:24-26||5||32,225,191|
|37||Massacre of 7 kingdoms||Joshua 10:28-42||7,000?||32,232,191|
|38||The remining kingdoms||Joshua 11:8-12||10,000?||32,242,191|
|39||Massacre of the Anakim||Joshua 11:20-21||5,000?||32,243,191|
|40||God delivers the Caananites and Perizzites||Judges 1:4||10,000?||32,257,191|
|41||Ehud delivers a message from God: a knife in the belly||Judges 3:15-22||1||32,257,192|
|42||God delivers the Moabites||Judges 3:28-29||10,000||32,267,192|
|43||Massacre of the Canaanites||Judges 4:14||1,000?||32,268,192|
|44||God forces Midianite soldiers to kill each other||Judges 7:22, Judges 8:10||120,000||32,388,192|
|45||God delivered the Ammonites to Jephthah to slaughter.||Judges 11:32-33||1,000?||32,389,192|
|46||The spirit of the Lord comes on Samson||Judges 14:19||30||32,389,222|
|47||The spirit of the Lord comes mightily on Samson||Judges 15:14-15||1,000||32,390,222|
|48||Samson’s God-assisted act of terrorism||Judges 16:27-30||3,000||32,393,222|
|49||“The Lord smote Benjamin”||Judges 20:35-37||25,100||32,418,322|
|50||God smites more Benjamites||Judges 20:44-46||25,000||32,444,322|
|51||For looking into the ark of the Lord||1 Samuel 6:19||50,070||32,493,392|
|52||God delievered Philistines to Jonathan||1 Samuel 14:12||20||32,493,412|
|53||God forces the Philistine soldiers to kill each other.||1 Samuel 14:20||1,000?||32,494,412|
|54||God orders Saul to kill every Amalekite man, women, and child.||1 Samuel 15:2-3||1,000?||32,495,412|
|55||Samuel hacks Agag to pieces before the Lord||1 Samuel 15:32-33||1||32,495,413|
|56||God delivers the Philistines.||1 Samuel 23:2-5||1,000?||32,496,413|
|57||“The Lord smote Nabal.”||1 Samuel 25:38||1||32,496,414|
|58||God delivers the Philistines to David (again).||2 Samuel 5:19-25||1,000?||32,497,414|
|59||Uzzah for trying to keep the ark from falling||2 Samuel 6:6-7, 1 Chronicles 13:9-10||1||32,497,415|
|60||David and Bathsheba’s baby boy||2 Samuel 12:14-18||1||32,497,416|
|61||God sent a three-year famine because of something Saul did.||2 Samuel 21:1||5,000?||32,502,416|
|62||The seven sons of Saul hung up before the Lord||2 Samuel 21:6-9||7||32,502,423|
|63||From plague as punishment for David’s census (men only; probably 200,000 if including women and children)||2 Samuel 24:15, 1 Chronicles 21:14||200,000||32,702,423|
|64||A lion is sent by God to kill a prophet for believing another prophet’s lie||1 Kings 13:1-24||1||32,702,424|
|65||Baasha killed everyone in the house of Jeroboam “according to the saying of the Lord.”||1 Kings 15:29||1,000?||32,703,424|
|66||Zimri killed everyone in the house of Baasha “according to the word of the Lord.”||1 Kings 16:11-12||1,000?||32,704,424|
|67||Religious leaders killed in a prayer contest||1 Kings 18:22-40||450||32,704,874|
|68||God delivers the Syrians into the Israelites’ hands||1 Kings 20:28-29||100,000||32,804,874|
|69||God makes a wall fall on Syrian soldiers||1 Kings 20:30||27,000||32,831,874|
|70||God sent a lion to eat a man for not killing a prophet||1 Kings 20:35-36||1||32,831,875|
|71||Ahaziah is killed for talking to the wrong god||2 Kings 1:2-4,2 Kings 1:17, 2 Chronicles 22:7-9||1||32,831,876|
|72||Burned to death by God||2 Kings 1:9-12||102||32,831,978|
|73||God sends two bears to kill 42 children for making fun of Elisha’s bald head||2 Kings 2:23-24||42||32,832,020|
|74||An unbeliever is trampled to death||2 Kings 7:17-20||1||32,832,021|
|75||God calls for a seven year famine.||2 Kings 8:1||10,000?||32,842,021|
|76||Jezebel||2 Kings 9:33-37||1||32,842,022|
|77||Jehu killed “all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria … according to the saying of the Lord”||2 Kings 10:16-17||100?||32,842,122|
|78||God sent lions to kill “some” foreigners for not fearing him||2 Kings 17:25-26||20||32,842,142|
|79||Sleeping Assyrian soldiers||2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:36||185,000||33,027,142|
|80||Saul||1 Chronicles 10:14||1||33,027,143|
|81||God delivers Israel into the hands of Judah||2 Chronicles 13:15-17||500,000||33,527,143|
|82||Jeroboam||2 Chronicles 13:20||1||33,527,144|
|83||“The Lord smote the Ethiopians.”||2 Chronicles 14:9-14||1,000,000||34,527,144|
|84||God kills Jehoram by making his bowels fall out||2 Chronicles 21:14-19||1||34,527,145|
|85||Judean soldiers killed for forsaking God||2 Chronicles 28:6||120,000||34,647,145|
|86||God delivered the Israelites into the hand of the Chaldeans.||2 Chronicles 36:16-17||1000?||34,648,145|
|87||God and Satan kill Job’s children and servants||Job 1:1-19||60?||34,648,205|
|88||Ezekiel’s wife||Ezekiel 24:15-18||1||34,648,206|
|89||Ananias and Sapphira||Acts 5:1-10||2||34,648,208|
Who has seen God? Abraham? (Genesis 18:1) Jacob? (Genesis 32:24-30) Moses & 73 elders? (Exodus 24:9-11) Did Moses spoke with God face-to-face? (Exodus 33:11) or just look at his back? (Exodus 33:22-23) Did Isaiah see God? (Isaiah 6:1-13) or Ezekiel? (Ezekiel 1:27-28) or Amos? (Amos 7:7) Why does the Bible say no one has ever seen God (John 1:18, 6:46, I John 4:12) and that God is un-seeable? (1 Timothy 6:16)
Is God a fair and righteous judge? Why does God claims to judge right (Genesis 18:25) but admits jealousy, (Exodus 20:5) command Abraham to sacrifice his own son, (Genesis 22:1-2) threaten disaster to make people be good, (Jeremiah 18:11) admits he makes calamity (Amos 3:6) and claims liability for good AND evil (Isaiah 45:7)
Did God love his enemies when he destroyed the entire world with a flood? When he killed all the firstborn of Egypt? When he killed 90,000 Midianites (Numbers 31)? 10,000 Canaanites (Judges 1)? 50,000 Benjaminites (Judges 20)? 1,000,000 Ethiopians (2 Chronicles 14)?
Can evil happen to the righteous? Why does God tell Satan how righteous Job is and then give permission for him to be struck with painful boils from head to toe (Job 2:3-7) when Proverbs 12:21 tells us no evil can happen to the righteous?
Why would God, on the very same day Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments, order the massacre of 3000 of His people? Why would God tell Moses, ‘Thou shalt not kill’? and then on the same day instruct each man to strap a sword to his side and kill ‘his brother and friend and neighbor’? (Exodus 32:27)
Why would an all loving God advocate animal and human sacrifice?
Does God afflict people with illnesses? In Exodus 4:11 God says He is the cause of blindness, deafness, dumbness although He does not willingly cause grief or affliction (Lamentations 3:33).
Why would a loving God send bears to maul Children? (2 Kings 2:23-24)
Why would a loving God kill someone for picking up sticks? (Numbers 15:35) or helping God’s special box from falling on the ground? (Exodus 40:20)
Why does God approve of selling one’s daughter? Why does God set up conditions for how to go about selling one’s daughters (Exodus 21:7) only to forbid it? (Leviticus 19:29)
Who inscribed the commandments on stone? Did God dictate the second set of 10 Moses? (Exodus 34:27-28) Or did God inscribe the second set? (Deuteronomy 10:1-2,4)
Why does God go into minute detail regarding sacrifices and burnt offerings (Leviticus 1-7) only to deny saying anything about sacrifices or burnt offerings later? (Jeremiah 7:22)
Where do the rules on what types of food to eat come from? God? (Leviticus 3:17, 11:1-47) Or, man not God? (Col 2:20-23)
Should we judge others in righteousness? (Leviticus 19:15) or not otherwise you will be judged? (Matthew 7:1)
Why does God specify He never changes and always keeps promises (Numbers 23:19) if He admits not keeping a promise in 1 Samuel 2:30-31, 2 Kings 20:1-6 and Jonah 3:10?
If God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2) how did He deliberately send a ‘lying spirit’ into the mouth of Ahab’s prophets? (I Kings 22:20-30, II Chronicles 18:19-22) Or send people delusions to make them believe false things and be damned? (II Thessalonians 2:11-12) Even if God was able to ‘create’ lies but not lie ‘specifically’ – why would He send delusions to make people believe false to be damned? (II Thessalonians 2:11-12)
Why are there no documented cases of any miracle that cannot be explained by natural laws or coincidence? For example, why has God never healed an amputee?