Who are we to call God to account for His actions? We are no better than Job, who tried the same thing. He didn’t understand what God was doing either. He didn’t like what he saw, and he thought God was being unfair, and he wanted answers. ” But I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue my case with God” (Job 13:3).
God never provided Job with the answers he wanted. Instead, He made it clear to Job that he had no business asking those questions (Job 38-41). Job withdrew his questions in humility: “Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know” (Job 42:3).
I think that it is all right for us to ask the tough questions of God – as long as we understand that He is God, and we are not. It’s not okay for us to judge God by our own standards. It’s not reasonable to expect God to behave according to the standards of our culture.
Why does God kill people? I may or may not understand why, but I do know this: from God’s perspective, they’re not dead. Everyone is immortal. Everyone lives forever – either with God, or away from Him. Death is a huge problem from our point of view, but not a big deal for God.
As the Creator of life, God has every right to take it away, without explanation. “But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, ‘Why have you made me like this?’ Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?” (Romans 9:20-21)