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comment At what point did humans evolve enough to be considered special to God?
+1 for "Genesis makes no attempt to be a history book". The Bible may have all the theological answers, but it does not have all the answers. Is it really spiritually important to know that human beings were unique starting at Neanderthal man or whenever?
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
Who are we? People. We are the creators of the word "love" and the authors of its definition. A definition of love must allow the possibility that God is not loving, otherwise the word is meaningless. That's not pride; it's linguistics.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
@Jeff I was hoping I would get a satisfying answer, but also expecting most of them to be pessimistic.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
Still unsatisfying, but at least it answers my question.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
This is more satisfying. Good answer.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
It seems like you're explaining the reason for the bet. Which I didn't understand either, but my question is about how we can reconcile the bet with God's supposedly all-good, all-loving character. Explaining by saying that Job isn't all-good or all-loving doesn't work either. Humans aren't defined to be all-good and all-loving, whereas God is.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
@JonEricson Not exactly sure how that works but I think I might have just created a chat room. :/
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
@Jas3.1 That answer is too silly. It's basically saying that God is love, but not by any human definition. The human definition is what matters to humans. Either he's love by our standards or he's not love.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
@JonEricson If I understand your answer correctly, you're saying that God contradicts himself? So he just says he's love, but really it's a contradiction?
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
Unsatisfying, but I was expecting something unsatisfying.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
Perhaps I did not phrase myself well. I do not think God was playing a joke on Job. I think God was joking with Job's life. There's a difference between God allowing evil to happen, and God actively participating in the evil. I think that making a bet with Satan is not necessarily evil, but is definitely not good. My question is about how to interpret the bet with Satan.
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comment How can God be loving in light of his behavior with Job?
Thank you for your involved answer. However, my question is not focused on the death of Job's children. Tis focused on God's action in making a bet with Satan that resulted in the death of Job's children (among other things). In relation to the bet, Job's children were completely innocent. They did nothing to incur a bet that would end their lives. But again, their untimely deaths are not the focus.