Studying the bible, I have come to the conclusion that not even the authors of the book let alone god knew what he/she/it were.
On one hand, god is described and kind and caring and then described as vengeful and mean. Either god has a major personality disorder or the authors just wanted to put THEIR version of god out there and hoped that someone would buy their version.
Here are the scriptures that I use to make this hypothesis:
"I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy." (JER 13:14) "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not, but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling."
"The Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy." (JAS 5:11)
"For his mercy endureth forever." (1CH 16:34)
"The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works." (PSA 145:9)
"God is love." (1JO 4:16)
So, which is it?
Is god insane?
Is god love?
Or, were the authors of the bible just so short sighted that they didn't bother to coordinate their thoughts before putting pen to parchment?