The Argument: How can God be a loving God yet kills millions, or allows horrible things to happen to them?
If you ascribe blame to the God of the Bible, you logically have to ascribe responsibility for the creation of everything to Him as well. Else. how can He be blamed for the outcomes of the lives of people if He has no claim to influencing or prescribing how they should live?
If I manufactured a machine or robot, I determine the performance and maintenance schedules to accomplish satisfactory service. In the design stage of the machine, many things are pre-determined and pre-invested for actual production. My claim to prescribtion of the usage of the product is normally uncontested.
God the Creator enabled man to exercise a profound ability: his own will – a sovereign, free will. Yet man is not free from the results of exercising his will! He will have to accept responsibility alone.No one else can be blamed.
Thus, in total respect of this FREE will, God the Creator determined a singular, unique plan, the only one available, for man to change his destiny. God Himself paid the ransom due for the unrestrained exercise of the human free will! He provided His Son, Jesus Christ, as the only acceptable redemption to Him. No human nor spirit can do it – man’s own efforts are not only unacceptable, it is repugnant to God! Despite ancient and modern man’s plans to be gods, he will never achieve !
Yet, to people who hear this message, understand it, and react correctly by seeking to find this Creator God – accepting the one-way, gracious redemptive plan – of this God who holds responsibility; these receive an incomprehensibly wonderful gift:
The Redemptor comes to live within the redeemed in such an all-encompassing, powerful way that even these mortal men, through willingness to be living sanctuaries, share space, time and intimacy with God Almighty!