The God of the Bible is a monster. How can you possibly believe in a god who would command genocide, much less like and trust him?! Even if I thought he were real, I would never follow him. And frankly, it makes me nervous that you do follow him, because how do I know you won’t think he’s commanding you to commit genocide sometime in the future?
This one is quite a bit more difficult if you haven’t yet thought through it. I think a good response requires a thorough knowledge of the overall story of the Bible, of God’s stated purposes, and of His proven character. Are you ready to respond to this one? Give it a try, and then be back here on Thursday to hear Brett’s answer.