I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard an unbeliever try to tell me how a “loving God” wouldn’t allow terrible things to happen. Apparently this line of “logic” is what they use to deny God’s existence or somehow claim that He (God), doesn’t care that they swear, have profane thoughts and do whatever evil their little brains can think of. Let me unpack a few scriptures that prove that they are justifying their sin, their complacency and their denials.
Adam & Eve
As most everyone knows, Adam & Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden for disobeying God’s Commandments. This Old Testament account shows us that disobeying God does have consequences. Sure we may get away with our disobedience for a time but, there is always retribution coming at some later time.
The Destruction of Sodom & Gamorrha
Sodom & Gamorrha were destroyed because the cities had become a den of iniquity. Here we see another Old Testament account showing us that disobeying God’s Commandments have consequences. The evil people had no idea that death and destruction were coming. God didn't warn them ahead of time, they had free will and were allowed to choose to disobey God and they were free to reap the consequences of their actions.
The flood of Noah destroyed everything and everyone except Noah and his immediate family. This Old Testament account shows us again that disobedience carries with it, consequences. Once again we see how God did not warn them ahead of time but allowed them to choose sin as opposed to choosing good. Liberals and unvelievers will tell you that destruction will not come upon you but, just as there were people in the days of Noah who claimed that nothing "bad" would happen, they were wrong then.
Shadrach, Meschach & Abednego
Who could ever forget the three men who were thrown into the fiery furnace for obeying God rather than men? Here again we see an Old Testament account that shows us that disobedience carries with it, consequences. How many people today would be strong enough to stand up to the government and follow God rather than the decree of government?
You’ll remember that Joseph was thrown into a well by his brothers who were jealous of him and his coat of many colors. His brothers intended for Joseph to be dead but God showed them what His power can do. Did Josheph’s brothers “love” him or did God?
Paul’s Thorn In the Flesh
Here we see a New Testament account where Paul, one of Jesus’ disciples is dealing with a thorn in the flesh or a physical problem. Scripture doesn’t tell us exactly what it is however we can ascertain that it was serious enough for Paul to mention it. It was also serious enough for Paul to pray about it. It was even serious enough for God to answer Paul about it. Did God answer Paul by telling him that He no longer “loved” him? If God didn’t “love” Paul, why would He (God), bother to answer him and tell him that His grace was sufficient? If God wasn't a loving God, why would He give Paul grace at all?
The Poverty of Jesus
Now the Liberals and unbelievers will tell you that God is “always” loving or that He somehow doesn’t exist. Unbelievers use the “loving” justification to claim that somehow God’s word isn’t valid and that they will go to heaven also. How is it then that Jesus, the Son of God, wasn’t wealthy? How is it then that Jesus was homeless? How is it that Jesus did not sin even once His whole life? Their argument(s) are not valid but are totally made up and to make ridiculous claims that they cannot and will not back up with scripture, facts nor logic. Liberals and unbelievers make it up as they go and will say whatever fits with the current situation. God tells us in His word that He NEVER changes and His word NEVER changes.
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
The Liberals will tell you that sin is “no big deal” but if that is true, why then did Christ have to go to the cross? Why then was Christ flogged forty times? Yes, God is “loving” however He is also a God of justice, truth and righteousness. The Bible tells us that God will not be mocked and that God will not and cannot lie to us. If that is true (and I believe EVERYTHING in the Bible is true), who must be lying then? As the saying goes, “Misery loves company”. The unbelievers will lie to anyone who will listen for the express purpose of taking as many with them as possible. Just as God threw Adam and Eve out of the Garden for disobedience, God will not allow sin nor sinful people into heaven. As a matter of fact, scripture tells us that “without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin”.