I see the vengeful Yahweh of the OT as almost a twin of the Allah of Islam. Maybe they are one and the same?
Should the Israelites of Biblical times suddenly resurrect en masse, surely they would be practicing Sharia law— throwing gays off ten story buildings and stoning adulterers, among other barbarities.
While we like to think the New Testament softened the image of the vengeful God, we have to contend with the anthology of atrocities which EGW documents for us in her Great Controversy, all occurring in the modern post-Christ era.
We also have to contend with our own Adventist eschatology:
The anticipated “TIME OF TROUBLE SUCH AS NEVER WAS” sounds horrific particularly when juxtaposed with images of the Spanish Inquisition, the Holocaust, ISIS, and inumerable other atrocities.
The havoc and horror of the last century with multiple genocides – Armenian, Stalin’s Gulag, the Holocaust, the Pol Pot, the Bosnian, the Rwandan, will be outdone by later events!
God will strike with a fury as never before. Even Christ predicted that His coming, of necessity, had to be preceded by wars, famines, earthquakes. ((Mathew 24:7).
Apparently mass casualties are needed to herald in the glorious return of our Savior!
It seems that human suffering and misery, agony and anguish are the recipe meted out for the failure of poor naive Eve, a female, created “lower than the Angels” to outwit her adversary, a MALE Angel, a higher order of being, whom EGW tells us had a GIANT INTELLECT.
It is like a fight promoter pitting a female bantam weight against a male heavyweight!
God’s retribution and retaliation for Eve’s failure to thwart a far superior adversary, have resulted in a vindictive vengeance which though venomous in the past, will be even more vicious as the last days unfold!