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Often depicted as a righteous forgiving and loving character God is portrayed as a malevolent indifferent and an unwarranted individual in The Book of Job The book itself shows another side to God in which many readers have not seen when reading other scriptures or text from the bible God gambles with Satan throughout the text and Job is the one to pay the price of such a wager When faced with such hardships Job cries out to God because he seeks answers and understanding on why such things have happened to him God proves to be overbearing and self-absorbed when he finally answers Gods willingness to make a wager with Satan his inability to comfort Job and his explanation to Job when he finally answers shows God is a malevolent indifferent and an unwarranted character in this text In the beginning of The Book of Job God enters into a bet with Satan He allows Satan to destroy everything Job has but not to harm Job Later another wager is formed and Job himself is attacked He is inflicted with sores but his life is spared The book does not go into detail on the length of time Job spends practically on his deathbed with nothing in his possession However any period of time proves God is malevolent If God had any sympathy he would not have kept a faithful servant in pain He gambles with Satan who is known throughout the bible as evil He isnt tricked into doing it God knew full well that Job was going to suffer without cause Only a criminal could knowingly and voluntarily do harm to another person or being In todays society God could be charged with a variety of crimes from assault to criminal negligence From todays standards what God did is unjustifiable and proves him to be very unconcerned with the lives of his subjects When Job finally begins to cry for help
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