What is the difference between these acts?
1) Exodus 32:27 God ordered to be killed, 3,000 Israelites for no greater crime than worshiping a golden calf. I don’t know about you but death is a pretty harsh bleeping punishment.
2) Numbers 16:35 God killed 250 Levite princes who disagreed with Moses’ leadership. He was so bloodthirsty that he wanted to slay more until he was talked out of it. Later he put a plague upon 14,700 Jews who thought there was something wrong in killing 250 princes.
3) Numbers 31:17-18 God commands Moses to kill all the Medianite people including children and women. To top it off he commands that the virgins be saved for later Molesting by Moses’ soldiers.
4) God ordered some of his followers to fly passenger-carrying aircrafts into skyscrapers, killing all the passengers and some occupants of the building.
If these acts were ordered by god, how can we be sure that they were indeed ordered by god and that these were really god's desire?
For and omniscient and omnipotent being, could god not have come up with a better way of dealing with whatever problems he had with his children?