This is something that I struggle with, In the Churches, we are presented with the concept that God exists, although we have not seen Him, we believe in Him even though we havent seen Him. I am ok with that part. Yet we then tell people that God has immeasureable love for them. My perception of God is that He loves us, and He is not vindictive, nasty or wanting to hurt people. Yet I read the Old Testament and I read of horrible punishments being wrought upon those that followed the Baals and in other incedents. Why would God do that? Why kill everyone to purge them if He loves them? Why send them to Hell for eternity?