I used to ask a lot of questions. I was one of those kids!
This has been the bane and blessing of my life. As a result, the platitude that “God’s ways are higher than ours” or “who are we to question His thoughts” etc, left me absolutely stone cold.
Even though I tried my best for 40 years to reconcile all the contradictions in doctrine and, more importantly, in the bible itself (and I had all the correct theologies and doctrines, all biblically based), I finally had to admit defeat and declare them irreconcilable – fatally flawed – logical fallacies… all leading to the complete dismantling of biblical theology and reasoning, although I still believe there are some gems of wisdom there, as with any “holy” writings.
This is a short summary of the most glaring issues (provided by a friend)…
So, God is the God of Love according to the Bible:
Love is patient – God gives up on us.
Love is kind – God drops us into a swirling fire pit of violent demons.
Love does not envy – God calls Himself a jealous God.
Love does not boast – God needs constant praise and adulation.
Love is not proud – God rejects our earnest inquiry and reminds us how lowly we are.
Love is not easily angered – God has wiped out most of humanity and many many people groups and individuals time and time again in His anger.
Love keeps no record of wrongs – God will make us answer for every single sin committed during our lifetimes.
Yes, I know how to “whitewash” or circumvent all these arguments with the best bible college answers, but to do so is to avoid the simplicity of the statements, thwarting any attempt to apply reason and/or logic to the issue.