" For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life". John 3:16
"So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” Genesis 6:7 So then the god of this verse went on to destroy all of the earth and its inhabitants.
How do the apologist square these two contradictory biblical verses? Even to the atheist reading these text as ancient mythology, it would not go unnoticed that these two verses speak of two different gods. Yet the Christians will have it that these beings are one and the same.
I suppose if one was to look hard enough we could say, at a push, that sending your only son to die an unnecessary death on behalf of others would qualify as a barbaric act and therefor equal the callous barbarity of the Genesis verse. But that would really be pushing it. As one appears to be an act of some kind of warped and twisted benevolence and the other a straightforward case of violence murdering millions of innocent men women and children.