At times I find it hard to reconcile that the God of the bible is a God of perfect and unconditional love, and yet at the same time a God of wrath and destruction.
So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground:both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
And yet, I believe it to be so, because I trust the inerrancy of the Bible. How do I reconcile the two? I consider the condition of His love. For, though it be unconditional, it is conditional in the sense that there must be a heart of brokenness, a heart of repentance over our sin. This is what he determined from the moment that man gave way to sin.
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
Is God a God of destruction? Absolutely! But we must never stop there, because He is so much more than that. He is a God of love in that He makes a way for us to escape the destruction that awaits everyone who rejects His ways. I accept, that as Creator, this is His prerogative. To disagree with it, it to put myself in the place of God. And, therein lies the crux of the whole problem.