An indulgent old man!
God's holiness is manifested at the Cross. Wondrously and yet most solemnly, does the Atonement display God's infinite holiness and abhorrence of sin. How hateful must sin be to God, for Him to punish it to its utmost deserts when it was imputed to His Son!
"You hate all workers of iniquity!" Psalm 5:5
The god which the vast majority of professing Christians 'love' is looked upon very much like an indulgent old man, who Himself has no relish for folly, but leniently winks at sin. Yet for one sin . . .
the fallen angels were thrown out of Heaven,
our first parents were banished from Eden,
Moses was excluded from the promised land,
Elisha's servant smitten with leprosy, and
Ananias and Sapphira were cut off from the land of the living.
But men refuse to believe in this God, and gnash their teeth when His hatred of sin is faithfully pressed upon their attention.
Sinful man was no more likely to devise a holy God, than to create the Lake of Fire in which he will be tormented forever and ever!
"God is angry with the wicked every day!" Psalm 7:11
"Our God is a consuming fire!" Hebrews 12:29