Respectfully, opinion only…pondering..
First…One does not take the Bible literally… and there is too many Biblical verses of His Spoken Word,… where he clearly defines …who he is his character image .
He is Truth not a liar…
He is the fullness of Love
He is Righteous, Just
He seeks not to destroy but to save…
He is Merciful, Compassionate, long patient, tolerant, forgiving, provides a way of return to him> repent his personal character within his own Spoken Word defines clearly who he is, to know who is not of him, right?
Abraham. his son…Angel of our Heavenly Father stops Abraham from putting to death his son,
We have Cain who our Heavenly Father does not give him the deathly penalty, right?
Noah The Covenant of Noah…9:5-8…speaks about… not…destroying human beings, does it not?
King David?? no death penalty for him by God?
Ten Commandment…Thou shall not?
To many bible verses to list.
God would not transgress his own laws now would he?
God would be a liar? A hypocrite? We were created in his image?
Our Heavenly Father has provided the way of return to him?
Acts 3:19 Repent then and turn to God.
Colos 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another.
Luke 23:34 Jesus said: Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing…
Romans 5:10 For if while we were God’s enemies we were reconciled to him….
Jesus does not stone the woman in adultery, putting her to death did he, which the Torah calls for why?
Why was Jesus so angry seeing innocent animals on the Temple porch being sold … put to death thinking it would take away what?
His Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, to name a few…speak clearly on those who shed blood…destroy life and simple repent return?
Taking biblical verses here/ there, does not give us a clearer understanding of our Heavenly Father personal Will and Desires for us, choosing this way becomes confusing, meanings lost?
His Spoken Word/Scripture seems to be over whelmingly stating the opposite, would be against the death penalty, does it?
In pondering our Heavenly Father seeks not our money does he?
Yet Our heavenly Father. would not stop those who killed men/woman/children in such horrific acts taking their innocent lives, but Our Heavenly Father. in stead choose to take the life of …Ananias and Sapphira,…who hid some of their money,$ not to render all to him…really?
Our heavenly Father needed money and thought money was so important, but sought not to punish those who destroy innocent life?
Yet our Heavenly Father immed…would give no mercy, forgiveness, love, compassion, to the weakness of Ananias and Sapphira, over money? really?
Ten Commandments make’s that very clear…Thou shall not .