Is God a serial killer?
I have a friend who refuses to embrace Christianity because of these verses.
Anyone who took a 100 level Theology could tear this apart. Its called Genre confusion, we all do it. I like to think of it as “backwards Theology”. I could tear apart “To Kill a Mockingbird” in the same way and make Atticus Finch look evil.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16)
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned. (Romans 5)
And he personally bore our sins in his own body on the cross, so that we might be dead to sin and be alive to all that is good.
(1 Peter 2:24)