First, let’s look at the Biblical definition of love:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NLT)
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!
Does this describe the Christian God?
It doesn’t seem like it. If God judges us, He is keeping a record of being wronged by our lack of belief and repentance.
If I am recalling correctly, there are times in the Bible where God becomes irritable, even angry. God loses His patience at times. Jesus certainly does in the Temple with the Money Changers. God even gives up once in a huge way – He floods the Earth in a bid to essentially start over.
Is God truly loving?
The Biblical evidence suggests to me that the Christian version of God is not. Thoughts?