Speaking as a child of GOD...for many years I asked the same question.. a friend took me to see the play "your Arm's To Short To Box With GOD"as the crucifixion scene took place my friend said quietly halliujah....and raised her hands..me I was bawlin my eyes out and wondering how she could do that!!..... I mean after all when JESUS CHRIST was crucified,He had been beaten until he was hamburger,HE suffered humiliation,HE was forced to carry that cruel roman cross, then He was nailed to that cruel roman cross....I really couldn't understand her elation at this....NOT AT ALL.....I just kept thinkin "how can you??" I never came out and asked her this tho, I probably should have, it would have saved me a lot of time. energy, and confusion...lol..
You see Yabbadoo,GOD from the very beginging gave us free will, HE want's children, NOT robots..even the angels in heaven have free will....they stay or leave by choice....
NOW GOD is a very wise GOD...HE knew from the beginning that we were gonna need a "SAVIOR" to fight this battle for us....soo instead of coming to earth as a fire snorting big mean giant..which is what most people expected then and now....HE chose to instead to come to us as a baby.....to show us that HE IS INDEED A LOVING FATHER!
who wants anything to do with a bully??not me that's for sure!!.....SO enter JESUS.....GODS ONLY SON, whose soul mission was to show us who GOD really is and to die on that cruel roman cross for us all.....
NOW Yabbadoo you need to remember a couple of things here....
1) GOD gave us free will
2)GOD knew that satan was gonna try to hurt us all..just to hurt GOD and us...
Yabbadoo , imagine it kinda like this....your out and somebody is going to shoot you,a friend step's in front of you to save your life.....that's love in action!!
That's exactly what GOD accomplished thru JESUS!!!
just to think that CHRIST JESUS did that just for me if I had been the only person on earth is a beautiful thing!!!
Yabbadoo I hope this help's????