The searcher said:
The answer can be found in Genesis chapter 3. The Creator's name was slandered by Satan when he told the perfect woman Eve that she did not have to obey her God.
You must have a different definition of "slander", from that used in legal circles AND the general population, if you think your statement constitutes evidence of slander (hint: it doesn't).
In fact, the biggest lie he told her was that she would become just like God Himself.
Uh, God himself admitted in Gen 3:22 that man HAD become "like Gods":
22 Then the L ORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil;
which is exactly what serpent the serpent claimed in Gen 3:5:
“For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
So your statement claiming it was "the biggest lie" is not only wrong, it's a great lie itself, and you are slandering the serpent by falsely accusing him of being a liar! Ironic, eh?
Jehovah then answered the challenge, not by instantly destroying Adam, Eve, & Satan,
Well, of course YHWH couldn't "instantly destroy them", following through on "the same day" threat, as who else would fill the Earth? He'd have to start over from scratch (and there must've been a shortage of raw materials like mud/clay back then?)
Seems I remember another example in the Bible (Judges 11:34) which serves as a warning against make hollow threats or vows you don't intend to carry out.
Seems YHWH didn't consider the ramifications of what would happen if Adam disobeyed, and He might've benefitted from using some of that Divine fore-knowledge to consider the example of Jephthah and his daughter (whom Jephthah sacrificed on the altar to YHWH), after making a hasty vow.
(the disturbing issue raised of child sacrifice is off-topic in this thread)
The following Scriptures clearly show that Satan and his demons are governing the earth. (and not successfully either) Luke 4:6; John 12:31; John 14:30; Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 5:19; Revelation 12:9.
Well, remember that Noah's Flood WAS Armageddon (Take 1), and YHWH's sitting at a 0/1 success rate with that: He failed miserably at accomplishing His stated goals (stated as eliminating "evil found in the hearts of men"; four chapters later, you have Sodom and Gomorrah).
They have a choice.
Puleeze. It's no more than a "love me or die" death threat. People have as much choice to comply as captives who have guns held to their head; freely-given love is no more sincere than Stolkholm Syndrome (which apparently is not just for Swedes anymore).
When this takes place, no one knows the exact time, but can anyone here over the age of 30 honestly say that they believe that the political, religious, commercial, and environmental systems are as good as they were decades ago?
When I was a kid, people lived under a constant fear of nuclear war between the USSR and US. Kids today are oblivious to such a threat....
Besides, JWs claim it both ways: they say that things WILL get better before the Armageddon ("men will cry out, Peace and Security") but also JWs want to claim how much worse things are getting! Make up your minds: are things getting worse, or better?
Try taking out a patent on an invention which would provide free/cheap energy, and see what would happen.
Those evil patent lawyers and companies who play the patent game, trying to protect their intellectual property from the evil of licensing agreements!!!