I hear many Christians make the comparison of God to a father....does a father have the right........?

.........to murder his children?

After all, he brought them into this world, so he should ave the right to take them out, if the comparison is to fit.

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  • Ricky
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    A Father didn't create the child rather God created the child and the parents begot a child. All good and perfect things comes from above (James 1:17). Only by the will of God can they be created, as with the first and last Adam as well as Eve, God doesn't need to even use a human Father if He doesn't want too :)

  • 9 years ago

    Father is a comparison, not a 1:1 analogue.

    No, a father does not have the right to kill his children. God, however, is responsible for every single death, human or animal. Don't get your knickers in a twist because God "killed" some people in the Bible. Every life that has ever ended is at His hands, as all of ours will be.

    Metaphysically, although God is the Prime Mover in all things, including human death, humans are secondary movers, and therefore accountable for their actions.

    Source(s): Catholic
  • 9 years ago

    God has not, as yet provided all humans with the understanding of why He would or would not murder his children. Us humans have a varied understanding of Who Father God is, which is often related to how our own fathers treated us (some not so good, who we think desired to murder their own children).

    Firstly a brief history is required:

    No human that has lived except the first human(s) and God himself (who became human) has a correct understanding of Who God is. Sadly the first human(s) suffered from a condition that the devil and most other humans suffer from (self reliance) and tried to create an understanding separate of what God created for humans which resulted in the loss of the correct understanding of Who God is.

    As humans cannot create the correct understanding of Who God is (as evidenced by the lack of what He creates, wars, fear, hunger etc), they took the role of God and tried to create justice (which we know that only God can create due to the injustice in the world).

    This continued until man had lost his understanding of Who God is so much that the positive emotions that come from understanding Who God is were not present (which resulted in hurting themselves and others) These humans basically lost the desire to live (comes from positive emotion) and as they could not create this desire to live of themselves (comes from an understanding of Who god is) God deemed that there was no point in them living (Flood).

    Now to answer the question. If you create justice and someone is worthy to die, should you murder that individual or leave that individual alone? If that individual changes his behavior and no longer commits acts that deserve to be murdered we would think that we should let him live (mercy). (Mercy evident when Cain slew Abel, and God did not kill him). However if that individual has no chance of changing his behavior and therefore will continuously commit acts that deserve death he should die (justice). (Justice evident when God sent the flood). Therefore does God Who creates Justice have the right to kill something that is worthy of death, yes. Does God kill those that are worthy of death all the time, no. Should God Who creates justice exercise that right or leave it up to his creation (humans) who cannot? That would depend on whether or not you were on the receiving end of the injustice.

  • __
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    No, God created man, He created the ten commandments saying for us not to kill anyone, He is the one who creates our children, the man inserts his seed and the woman carries the child in her womb, but all is done by God. He is the ultimate Creator of everything so He has great authority, who can question God?

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  • 9 years ago

    If you're talking about a human father, no.

  • How can you say we do that to ourselves because of free will? Isn't a child who disobeys his *earthly* father exercising free will?

  • 9 years ago

    a human father does not have the right to kill his own child

  • 9 years ago

    Any human father who did what God supposedly does would be jailed for child abuse.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    who said the father was a good father?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    God doesn't murder; people do. God is the author of life. If he strikes someone dead, that's His prerogative--but it's not murder, as only people murder.

    we know the Lord only does what is just. He's the one who gives life, so He's the only one who can RIGHTFULLY take it away.

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