The Christian God........
All forms of life destroyed because of one imperfect
species - Gen 6:5,7, 7:23
Human sacrifice commanded by God - Leviticus 27:28,29.
Under inspiration of God's Spirit, Jephthah agrees to
sacrifice daughter as a thanksgiving - Judges 11;29-40.
God sends ten plagues on Egypt because Pharaoh
won't release the Hebrews, but he deliberately
hardens Pharaoh's heart so he refuses to release the
Hebrews in the first place, making these plagues
necessary - God admits this is so he can perform 'his
wonders' (Exodus 11:9), ie. wholesale mass slaughter
of life in Egypt - Exodus 7:3-4,13-14, 10:1,20.
God sanctions slavery and a man selling his daughter -
Death demanded for heresy - Deuteronomy 13:1,2,5,14,15.
God says that if a man strikes 'his slave', male or
female, and they do not die immediately, the man
shall not be punished because 'the slave is his
money (ie. property)' - Exodus 21:20-21.
God orders people to slaughter their own relatives
because they rejected Moses' religion; 3000 killed.
Moses tells the killers that God would bless them
for doing this by making them ordained for his
service - Exodus 32:27-29.
A person to kill their own family for a difference
of religion - Deuteronomy 13:6-10.
God demands death for anyone not circumcised - Gen 17:9-14.
God demands the sick are to be driven out of the
community - Numbers 5:1-4.
God burns people to death for complaining- Numbers 11:1
God kills 24,000 people by a plague because one of them
brought a Midianite woman to his tent - Num 25:6-9.
The curses of God upon the Hebrews (eg. eating their
own children) - Lev 26:14-39, Deut 28:15-68.
God arranges the Midianite slaughter - Judges 7:2,9,22.
(Note: Numbers 31:l-l8 states that God instructed the
mass slaughter of Midianites, and the Lord "slew every
male", alongwith their rulers (31:7), and the
Midianite women and children and animals were
captured; Moses then demanded all the males, including
babies and the women were to be slaughtered, but the
young girls could be "kept alive for yourselves"
(31:18). This story records the extermination of the
Midianites, but later on, God AGAIN instructs the
slaugher of the Midianites (Judges 6:16), It is the
same with the Amalekites - they are "ALL destroyed"
in 1 Samuel 15:8, but they are destroyed yet again in
1 Samuel 27:8-9 and everyone - men and women -
are killed; however, they are killed (- for the 3rd
time!) in 1 Samuel 30:1,l6ff except for 400 young
men. At long last, they are are finally killed off
in 1 Chronicles 4:43 when the 'remnant' were destroyed.
NB. most of the Pentateuchal battles were ordered
by Moses but he was only God's mouthpiece (Num 12:6-8).
He also has an important role in the N.T - Matt 17:1-4,
Heb 3:2,5, 11:23-29, Rev 15:3).
The Spirit of God comes upon Samson and he murders
over a thousand people - Judges 14:19, 15:14-15.
The Psalmist praises God for his 'steadfast love' but
then details his slaughtering in the past - Psalm
God deliberately deludes people so they will not be
saved - 2 Thess 2:11-12.
A girl not found to be a virgin was to be killed -
Deut 22:13-21 (Note the same did not apply to men !).
God kills an innocent baby for its father's wrongdoing
- ignoring the father's pleas - 2 Samuel 12:15-20
God kills 70,000 men - 2 Samuel 24:15
God has a friendly meeting with his arch enemy Satan -
whom he doesn't even recognise - Job 1:6-7, and they
have a wager (Job 1:8-12) over how much suffering it
would take before righteous Job will reject God. Job
then has his whole family killed and livelihood ruined
(1:13-19) and then is afflicted by a loathsome plague
AND THIS IS THE "GOD OF LOVE" ?!