I’m just having a dilemma right now over some of God’s actions and commands in the Bible.
Why does God, who, according to Proverbs 6:16-17, hates the shedding of innocent blood, kill the innocent? The story that bothers me the most is when David commits adultery with Bathsheba and, as punishment, God kills their child. How is it moral or ethical in any way for God to murder David and Bathsheba’s child as a result of David’s sin? Furthermore, this seems to contradict Deuteronomy 24:16 and Ezekiel 18 which both say that the one who sins is the one who dies.
I understand that, since the child would have committed no actual sin, he or she probably would be in Heaven. It just confuses me why God would say one thing and do something that entirely contradicts it.
Thanks ahead of time.