God is supposed to be firm, yet loving, right? At least that is what I was taught when I attended church, and it’s what most Christians preach. However, if you read the Bible, God is hardly loving. There are many verses one can point to show the “love” of God, but for today’s crazy Bible verse, I point you to a few in 1 Samuel.
“And the Lord said to Samuel: ‘See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle. At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family—from beginning to end. For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons blasphemed God, and he failed to restrain them. Therefore I swore to the house of Eli, ‘The guilt of Eli’s house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.’’” – 1 Samuel 3:11-14
If God wants to punish Eli’s sons for blaspheming against Him, okay, I suppose that can be defended. If God wants to punish Eli as the father for not stopping his sons, okay. That’s harder to defend, but possible. If God wants to punish Eli’s family FOREVER, well, that’s where the crazy comes in. Eli’s grandchildren and great grandchildren have NOTHING to do with the sin! Yet God is punishing them too.
Let’s dig deeper. If God is real and Eli is real, neither of which I believe, but let’s go with it, then all of us likely have a bit of their blood in our veins, figuratively speaking. That means God is punishing all of us today for Eli’s sin. Is that fair? Should you be punished because of Eli and his sons? Of course not and this shows the ridiculousness of the God of the Bible. He’s not a loving God by any means. He’s a jackass God with absolutely no ability to think critically.