God was wishy-washy in the last chapter in terms of when he was killing and when he was saving. Let’s see what comes next.
“For this is what the Lord says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who are their fathers: ‘They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.’” – Jeremiah 16:3-4
God is back to killing babies.
“For this is what the Lord says: ‘Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity from this people,’ declares the Lord.” – Jeremiah 16:5
God is a dick. Even the worst of humans are more moral than the god of the Bible.
“When you tell these people all this and they ask you, ‘Why has the Lord decreed such a great disaster against us? What wrong have we done? What sin have we committed against the Lord our God?’ then say to them, ‘It is because your ancestors forsook me,’ declares the Lord, ‘and followed other gods and served and worshiped them. They forsook me and did not keep my law.’” – Jeremiah 16:10-11
God punishes the descendants for the crime of the ancestors. This is an asshole of a god.
“I will repay them double for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled my land with the lifeless forms of their vile images and have filled my inheritance with their detestable idols.” – Jeremiah 16:18
Remember that all of this starts with God hardening the hearts of the Egyptians and let us not forget that God has not once shown himself to the people. Who has sinned? God.
The god of the Bible is an awful god. A jackass god. An asshole god. An unjust god. A god that doesn’t show any love. An immoral god. Don’t every worship this god.
Coming Soon: Jeremiah 17: Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy