Does God HAVE to be good?

Perhaps because Christians portray Yahweh as "The God of Love" and prayers with lines like "God so loved the world that he gave his only son...," atheists spend a lot of time presenting evidence that the God of the Holy Bible is not good."

But let's set that all aside and ask a purely theological question: Does God HAVE to be good? Do terms like good and bad even apply to God?

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    God has only to be good enough to reveal the truth and nothing but the truth so help him self.

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      No god does not have to be good. God is the ruler of all the land. We all know that rulers of certain countries were not always "good". God is just like a human ruler would be. They can take the fear approach, or the supportive and caring approach. In the case of god, it's both. I guess god is that good!

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        Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. God (allegedly) is all-powerful. Draw your own conclusions.