God is good and loving. He doesn’t do bad things. But he’s in control of bad things. So that means he is responsible for tragedies without being at fault for it. Huh? That doesn’t make any sort of logical sense.
Even the delightful debates over election and salvation rest in the fact that God doesn’t make logical sense. God decides who will be saved and who won’t, but we’re all responsible for our own actions and sent to hell if we aren’t saved (according to one view). Logically that doesn’t sound “good” or “loving” to me. Or is it that we all have free will that God is somehow sovereign over? Now I’m flustered. God makes no sense.
But these accusations of God are misguided because they are wrongly based. They seek to limit God to something we call logic, that is human understanding.
God is not logical because logic is for the finite and the fallible. It is a structure created and given by God so that beings with limited knowledge cold solve problems and have a reasonable world. But God is not limited to the logic we hold up as the ultimate right to disprove all nonsense.
God is not logical. That isn’t to say he’s illogical. No, God is beyond logic. He is, as the bible puts it, “inscrutable”. He is beyond our ability to understand, so to accuse him of failing to be logical is utter nonsense itself. He doesn’t fail to make sense. We simply don’t have the limitless knowledge to understand him.
It is fair to say that God doesn’t make sense, but not to say that God isn’t sensible. It is never fair or right to make a judgment of God based on a lack of logic, as we understand it. What’s right for the parent isn’t always right for the child, and, infinitely more so, what’s right in the mind of the creator isn’t understandable as right in the mind of the creation.