God is God of love.
God is God of justice.
In the Holy Bible, God’s punishments are seen as an extension of God’s love.
When your child does something wrong, you would ground him or spank him, Why?
Because you love him and want him to be good.
You are afraid that if you do not discipline him, then he might end up in juvenile detention or in jail.
You love your child, so you are trying to prevent worse from happening.
The Holy Bible emphasizes that God punishes because He loves. So, God would kill several thousand Israelites, so that others who survive God’s judgement may go back to the Bible and follow God.
This idea is emphasized in the Book of Judges as is in all other books of the Bible.
Jesus Christ constantly talked about hell and eternal damnation, because that is what happens to those who do not accept Him as their LORD and Savior.
Talking about Hell is, in essence, a way to talk about Heaven.
It is important that God will punish, even to the point of killing many people in a nation, to bring the majority back to God and the Word of God.
The Bible emphasizes that God punishes because God loves.
Yes, the loving God punishes and even kills in divine punishment, so that all the people in that nation will not go to eternal damnation in Hell.
God’s punishment in Flint, Michigan, is an evidence of the love of God.