Some have suggested that God drowned his entire Jewish creation, including zygotes and babies in his great Flood Scenario according to Genesis 7.
I would suggest that this statement is absurdly put. In the first place the Jewish nation did not come into existence until hundreds of years after Noah's Flood. Jacob who was the son of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham, was the first one called Israel. It was not until many years later that the Israelite nations were known as Jews. Whoever were killed at the time of the great flood, it was not the Hebrew Creation.
But leaving that silly statement aside for one moment, for the sake of the sake of the argument, let us assume for a moment that Noah was a Jew. Did God kill the entire Jewish creation? And the answer again must be no.
The story of Noah's Ark is a picture of salvation for 8 persons and thousands of animals. To say the Entire Jewish Creation was horribly drowned is therefore an over reach.
But again let us leave even this picture of salvation aside - for the sake of the argument, let us ask the question whether there were zygotes and babies who drowned during the flood?
And the answer is most likely yes. Did they drown horribly? It certainly is very likely.
So if Noah's flood occurred, literally, and it covered the entire earth, and only 8 people and thousands of animals survived, is it likely that many people - perhaps millions drowned horribly? And my answer would be yes it is very likely. I am sure some would have died by other means - but most would have drowned and I cannot imagine drowning to be a fun affair? Would the zgotes have drowned? I can't say. Most likely their mother's drowned and they lost the ability to keep breathing. It really does not matter how it is spun, the fact is - it would have been horrible - nasty. Incredibly brutal and cruel. There is no getting around this.
The next question that arises is did God do it? Did God drown them? And the answer is yes. God did.
So does this make God a murderer? Does this make what God did wrong?
And I would say no. Murder is a technical term. It is distinguished from killing. It is distinguished from self defence. It is distinguished from lawful punishment.
No one is saying God came down from heaven and literally forced people's heads into the water.
The question really comes down to whether it was lawful for God to put all of these people to death. And the answer is found in Genesis 6:6-7.
"The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continuously." So the Lord said I will blot out man whom I have made from the face of the earth, man, animals and creeping things, birds of the air - for I am sorry that I have made them".
Two really important things here provide an answer for us. God's action took place on two grounds. First, they were evil. Secondly, he had made them.
If he had not made them, he may not have had lawful grounds to destroy them. But they were his possessions and he has the legal right over them to destroy them. Secondly, they were evil- continuously. This was his reason for destroying them. It is not like God looked down at the earth and thought - how lovely they are - all doing the right thing and being so nice - and so I will therefore kill them.
No, God destroyed the creation as it was then known on the basis of the fact that it was evil to its heart - and also on the basis that he had jurisdiction to do so because he had made the earth and all in it.
I will aside the other technical issue of murder being something that only humans are able to do anyway. But the point is - God's actions on that day were lawful. Some might say - well even if they were lawful, it was cruel and unusual punishment. And my response to that is - all forms of capital punishment are according to some - cruel and unusual.
The evil being committed by the people at that time was monsterous and evil. Imagine an entire nation of pedaphiles. And only Noah and his family found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Now I accept some will reject my reasoning for why I say God's act was lawful. I have provided my justifications for it. God saw their hearts and knew they evil. And secondly, he made them, giving him total jurisdiction.
To dismiss this - you will need to demonstrate that God did not have authority to judge and did not have reason to judge. In other words you will need to find that he acted unlawful in his judgment.