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God has never told me to kill anybody UNLESS in self-defense, and it is only your opinion that I'm in error, but I digress.
You know what dude. I'm done. Believe what you want to believe. I give up. I was just expressing an opinion. If you can't see that, then...then I don't know what to tell you. I'm not doing this. I'm not arguing with you any longer. I'm not saying you're right. I'm just saying I'm gonna do this day after day. So long and thanks for wasting my time.
Actually, that's not true. God tells us in His word that He cares for us and only wants the best for us like a living breathing earthly father. We can know because He's given us the Bible. It's partly a leap of faith. We may not be able to see the outcome of the situation right here and right now, but assured God is looking out for us. Agreed if anyone was a child molester, they'd be accused a monster. But God isn't doing the actual molesting and it isn't cognitive dissonance. It's not that conflicting. As a believer, not everything is going to make sense. It doesn't have to. We just need to trust that God has the answer and He will do what He says He will. We do what He tells us because 1) He created, knew and loved us before we could even conceive of the idea of creation, understanding and love and 2) He sent His ONLY Son, Jesus Christ, to die on cruel, rugged, tortuous Roman cross to pay for the penalty and immeasurable debt of sin for us since we could never do so ourselves. Thus since God created us and Jesus saved us we are forever indebted to Him with our lives to live for Him until Jesus returns and it's coming really soon. Again, it's a level of trust, a leap of faith. If God told me to sacrifice my child, yes I would do it because God knows better than me. God will iron out the details. I don't need to know what they are. I just have to trust Him. I would rather be obedient to Him, and lose my only son than be disobedient and for the rest of my life be a living example to my heir that it's okay to disobey God if you have a reasonable excuse.
Yeah, see, I KNEW that's where you were going with that. Of course it isn't going to add up because we'll never be able to understand the logic of God. In our limited human thinking, we can't conceive the mental process of God. Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." God is always good no matter what happens. He may allow bad things to happen, but you have to keep in mind, He doesn't necessarily wish bad things on us NOR does want us to go through tough times. He ALWAYS knows what's best for us and BECAUSE He knows what's best for us, He wills these things to happen, thus He is good in letting tough times strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ.
As a human, obviously no, I wouldn't HOWEVER I can't make the final decision because I don't have the final say. God does.