Genesis 1:31 says: “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” In other words, God rated His works as perfect.
If this is true, why His later works are too imperfect? To mention a few:
1) The present day explosive situation involving Jews and Muslims are inseparably linked with the way He handled that ancient family of Abraham-Sarah & Isaac, and Hagar & Ishmael.
2) Giving harshest (death) punishment to a man who gathered firewood on Sabbath (Number 15:32) while giving soft punishment to David who committed pre-meditated rape and murder.
3) Asking His innocent and sinless son, Jesus, to undergo a most humiliating and extremely painful death for the sake of sinners suggests that God is cornered without any way out but punishing the innocent (as the king in check in chess game). Is it not like inflicting pain on one to please another?
These samples from the Bible show:
1) Either God is imperfect
2) Or Bible accounts originated with imperfect humans and their faulty imagination.
Obviously, God cannot be imperfect. Examples such as food-cycle, water cycle, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, water cycle ……….. and life itself as a cosmic function (being a very complex arrangement of things both terrestrial and extraterrestrial that must obtain before life can subsist-- the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appearing to be exquisitely fine-tuned for the existence of life) all are examples that prove He is perfect.
Yet Bible presents an imperfect God which means Bible is the work of imperfect humans whose perception of God is accordingly imperfect! A true God cannot be held in check as the Bible presents. God will not provide a book, of which the very first verse itself proved to be wrong. (First Law of Thermodynamics that states energy CANNOT BE CREATED or destroyed but changed from one form to another). Interestingly, no other scriptures are better than the Bible in this aspect (which means using books is not the style of God)!
Scriptures often present wrong picture of God, hence are not reliable guides to know God. Does this mean God is not interested in us or He doesn't even exist? That’s an extra-ordinary statement which requires extra-ordinary proof. Yet overwhelming proofs exists to the contrary. It’s our experience that there is cause preceding everything that happens. This means the Principle of Cause and Consequence rules all the happenings which, in turn, makes God’s guidance and intervention unnecessary! This Principle works like profit and loss mechanism in business. Business man will involve more and more in profitable ventures, and will keep himself away from loss-giving ventures. Even if ego and arrogance may prevent him from continuing with loss-giving business for some time, ultimately he will have to make a U-turn. Similarly, humans know what brings them benefit, and what brings them harm. Ultimately, they will have to turn to what brings them benefit!
This is my personal opinion!
[I was a visitor here so far. The reason why I thought of partaking here from now onward is that before I leave JW org, I want to know how strong my recently formulated view of them and the Bible.]