By the way, geologists have found fish fossils on top of some of the tallest mountains of the world, which means they must have been covered with water at some point.
With our rose-colored glasses still off, let’s look at this in a practical way from a holy, just, fair, loving God’s perspective. The people of earth had been given a choice to follow God or reject him. They were warned that if they rejected God, they would die. They made the choice for themselves and their children.
God gave them a way out, all they had to do was believe that God was going to do as he said, and if they turned from their sinful ways and believed and got on the boat, they would be saved. The people rejected God’s forgiveness and his life boat, so they and their children died.
A holy, just, fair, loving God acted just as he should. He lovingly gave the people a way to be forgiven for their sins, prayer and sacrifice. He also lovingly gave them a way to avoid the punishment for sin, a boat. He also lovingly warned them and gave them time to ask for forgiveness.
A holy God acted just as he should; he would not tolerate unholiness. Is this not showing that he is holy by acting holy?
A just God acted just as he should, he handed out justice and did not treat individuals differently because of age, sex, race or any other thing that separates us from each other. The law was to repent or die, and he followed the law. There was no favoritism. There was no bribing of the judge. There was only fair and equal justice for all.
A fair God acted just as he should, he did not act right away he gave people the choice. He was patient and gave them hundreds of years to repent. And anyone who repented was saved. You cannot be any more fair than that.
I agree they should show the truth, that when people reject a holy, just, fair and loving God, they will be punished for not excepting his forgiveness. It is not pretty to look at death and pain, but it is the truth.
After thinking this whole thing through, it is my prayer that God will continue to be patient and loving and withhold his judgment until everyone accepts his love and follows his holy ways for their lives, so that we may all be forgiven.
Tom Wipert, Winchester
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a letter by Cal Greer of Frankfort that was published in the Sun Dec. 10.