So their the very essence of love so we are taught so then why at Luke 14:26 Jesus says in order to be his follower you must hate your mother, father, wife, brothers and sisters. Then you must renounce everything you have. Wow just plain Wow, and they call me crazy! More proof that Christians and JWs never read that vile book we call the Bible.
The god of love and his most loving son Jesus Christ
I know, right. They worship a selfish, unreasonable being who is displeased with them if they compromise under pressure. Humans are more caring and reasonable than their god. For example, a JW thinks his god will be displeased with him if he signs a document renouncing his faith when faced with the threat of execution. But a husband who truly loves his wife would want her to sign a document purporting to renounce her love for him, to save her life. And banks don't expect bank tellers to faithfully protect the money to the death. They don't fire bank tellers for "breaking their integrity to the bank" by handing over money to armed robbers. The JWs' god is the bank that fires tellers for cooperating with armed robbers to save their life. The JWs god is the husband who wants his wife to die rather than perfunctorily sign a document purporting to renounce her love for him. The JWs' god is quite simply a selfish narcissist who values his ego over human life.
The internet just doesn't present sarcasm well in an opening title. Jesus loves the little children, hence measles, malaria and birth defects, not to mention starvation and abusers. Can you feel the love?
Yes, God loves even unborn babies and equates abortion to murder. But is happy to have live babies murdered for being born to the wrong parents. There's a reason why we don't run into any Amalekites these days.
The JW message (and that of pretty much any fundy Christian group) basically boils down to this:
Worship God the way we tell you to, or the God of love and/or his loving son will [slaughter you & your family with flaming hailstones (JW version)] / [have you tortured forever (fundy version)]
Good Points @Island Man
God of Love tells us to:
Stone a rebellious son to death
Stone a daughter to death who cannot prove her virginity
Stone a person to death, if he picks up sticks on the Sabbath
Rip open pregnant women.
Hate our families, ditch them and go after him.
Kill those who stumble his worshipers. (I'm in this list for sure)
Oh, got to do some chores, will continue later.
@EverApostate: "Kill those who stumble His worshipers"... anyone got a rope for the Governing Body?
Yes supposedly "God is Love", and the bible is "his word" and the way we get to know him and his personality right?
Well, he seems like a crazy psycho who kills everyone when he doesn't get his own way! Hardly a nice guy.
If humans acted this way, we would lock them up and call them crazy.