If your God is all powerful than why is he unable to forgive any sins without having an innocent man tortured to death?
He is God so he gets to make the rules correct? Why in the hell did he decide to limit his abilities at the expense of others? Does he really enjoy the stench of blood that much? Before Jesus animals had to be sacrificed as well to please God. It's funny because we are expected to forgive others even when they dont ask for it but not your loving, merciful, and BLOODTHIRSTY God.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
I really don't think you're the person to be discussing what God does or doesn't want concerning animals and the stench of blood.
Speaking of bestiality: "Have you ever had your dog lick the peanut butter off your nuts?"
- MichaelLv 63 weeks ago
Were there no extenuating circumstances, no true repentance could be possible and then neither could nor would God forgive, we read: “For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left, but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment.”
Scriptural repentance further requires that there be some provision by which or some basis upon which God can uphold the majesty of his law and yet take cognizance of repentance, for he is not given to change. Were his forgiveness to be indiscriminate, all fear and respect for him and his laws would disappear.Source(s): Repentance That Counts with God - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1960483?q=forg...
- SBR32277Lv 73 weeks ago
He can. Jesus was pestering is Dad to go play with the humans so Daddy taught him a lesson. Jesus was never to return.
- PubliusLv 73 weeks ago
"All-powerful" and "omnipotent" do not mean that God can do everything imaginable. Please do not feed the philosophers.
For example, not even God can destroy Satan. Satan is an immortal spirit.
God is as bound by eternal laws as we are by natural laws. He can't stop their inexorable workings. Where there is sin, there has to be a punishment. He can't simply pretend that nothing happened. Justice must be satisfied. We can suffer for our own sins or we can give them up, regret them, make what amends we can that won't cause further harm, and replace them with good works. The only sins for which repentance is not possible are murder (almost never) and the sin against the Holy Ghost (never, ever).
"He is God so he gets to make the rules correct?" Incorrect, for the reasons I've shown.
"Why in the hell did he decide to limit his abilities at the expense of others?" He didn't.
"Does he really enjoy the stench of blood that much?" No. But he enjoys a barbecue at least as much as you do.
"Before Jesus animals had to be sacrificed as well to please God." No, actually they had to be sacrificed to prepare people's minds for (a) the infinite punishment for sins that Jesus Christ suffered in the quiet hours before his arrest; and (b) his death and resurrection. Harsh people, harsh Law. Unenlightened minds, graphic and gory symbolism.
"It's funny because we are expected to forgive others even when they don[']t ask for it but not your loving, merciful, and BLOODTHIRSTY God." God has to deal with eternal realities. We don't. He shields us as much as possible from them. He doesn't want us dragged down and corrupted by anger and hatred. He wants us to love and forgive.
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- PaulLv 63 weeks ago
God could have arranged our salvation any way He chose. He didn't "have to" do anything. But He chose to sacrifice His on Son for our sins in order to demonstrate to us the horrible nature of sin, and also the degree of His love for us.
- MalcolmLv 63 weeks ago
Isaiah 53 defines what "satisfies" or appeases the offense of sin, v. 11. The OT Levitical system of atonement introduces the concept. Compare Heb. 8-9-10. The appropriation of God's favor is expressed in John 3:16 and 1 Cor. 15:1-4. There is no alternative, Mal. 3:6, James 1:17.
- JuliLv 43 weeks ago
He's a blood thirsty war god.
He loves that sh*t.
- 3 weeks ago
I was going to answer your question before you got "stupidwitit"
- MackLv 73 weeks ago
Primitive people, primitive deity.
- Papa-GLv 63 weeks ago
The legal precedent codified by Moses in referring to the mode of payment for infractions of the Law—“life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth”—reflects the guiding principle applied by God himself in solving the question of man’s salvation. (Deuteronomy 19:21) A perfect man, Adam, had been responsible for the condemnation of the human race, so another perfect man was needed to atone for this loss by surrendering his life. Thus his death would perfectly atone for Adam’s sin and its consequences for mankind. Only the coming of the promised “seed,” whose life would be offered as a legal ransom, could fully bring about such a release. (Genesis 3:15, JP)