Miracles make it difficult to believe in an all loving god. Discuss.

Topics: Bible, New Testament, Jesus Pages: 1 (535 words) Published: May 7, 2014
Miracles Make It Difficult To Believe In An All Loving God (10) A miracle is something that defies the laws of science, and so must have been caused by some kind of higher being, such as God. There are many examples of miracles in the Bible, but some of them may lead people to believe that God is not an omnibenevolent being. In my opinion, miracles make it difficult to believe in an all loving God. I think that miracles show us that God is biased, and favours some denominations over others. In the Bible story Joshua 10, in the Old Testament, God shows a preference for the Israelites, and the story states that “the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them.” Not only does he use his powers to hurt others, but the story also says that “more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.” This shows that God didn’t even give them a fighting chance against the Israelites. This means that he cannot be all loving, as he hurts so many. Furthermore, only very few people experience miracles. Every day, there are young children dying of terminal illnesses, such as cancer. If God was all loving, would he not interfere, and cause the child to miraculously heal? Another example of miracles showing that God is not all loving is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible. In this story, God destroys a whole city with “fire and brimstone,” just because he disapproves with the way they are leading their lives. He doesn’t give them a second chance, or try and change them (which would be the acts of an all loving being), he simply destroys them. Moreover, he even kills one of the good people that he has allowed to escape (Lot’s wife). Her only crime? To look back at the burning city that God has just destroyed. She was good, but God turned her into a pillar of salt. If God was omnibenevolent, he would not have done that. On the other hand, some people would disagree with me. They may say that he only interferes with the world to help people. In the...
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