If we are to be made into his own image, then the question is:
“What IS his image?”
This is where the true battlefield lies. If God “appears” angry, and ready to kill as fast as some do and as fast as some want, it is because his image has been distorted due to propaganda, lies, untruths, and half truths. This false picture of God allows some to justify their hatred toward various groups in humanity, resulting in religion of the worst kind. A religion fueled by anger and self righteousness.
But Jesus said, “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father.” John 14:9
“I only do what I see the Father doing.”
“Jesus sent about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil because God was with him.”
This is our mandate then: To be transformed into the very image of Jesus Christ in order to present the same love he had for lost humanity. Anything less, is missing the mark.
Get back to Jesus. Read what he said. Do what he did. Get back to simplicity and away from foolish arguments that use your time. Remember his commands to love your neighbor as yourself even as God has loved you. John 15:12