"Isn’t it blasphemous to
call the Bible ‘God’s Word’ when it
makes Him look so bad?"
I am going to tell you
some things about my father that will make him look
bad. He regularly left my mother to fend for herself.
I was once horrified to hear that he deliberately killed
a helpless animal. Not only that, but he hit me (often).
Here’s the information that’s missing: The
reason he left my mom during the day was to work to
earn money to take care of her and their children. He
killed the animal because it had been run over by a
car and was suffering. He regularly chastened me because
he loved me enough to teach me right from wrong (I was
a brat). Portions of the Bible that "make God look
bad" merely reveal that we lack understanding.
I never once questioned my dad’s integrity, because
I trusted him (see Mark 10:15).