>The Jews were corrupt before Jesus
No shit, read the Old Testament and you'll draw the exact same conclusion. The OT is basically the story of the Jews rebelling against God on and off over and over again, becoming idolators, degenerates, breaking their covenants and almost anything else you could imagine. For this very reason they are continuously afflicted by famines, plagues, natural disasters and foreign invasions for their transgressions.
>Yahweh is far from any sort of all-powerful, loving god, and you only have to look at the history of the Jews to prove it.
The history of the Jews proves exactly the opposite. I'm not sure what type of hippie-tier definition of 'love' you are using, but God is Love, but that doesn't mean that he is is complacent against wickedness and sin. To love is to will the good, above all. And that is what God does. God is also merciful, just and righteous at the same time. We can see this demonstrated in how he wiped out the people of Sodom and Gomorrah for their heinous acts of degeneracy. Even then God showed great mercy, assenting to Abraham's requests to not destroy the city if even a SINGLE righteous person could be found within. But when none was found, God wiped them from the face of the Earth. This was a just act of God. Only liberals want you to think that to be loving is to assent to all acts of evil and wickedness. Romans 12:9 tells Christian to abhor what is evil and to cling to what is good. Ephesians 5:11 tells Christians to 'Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them'. Love and the exposure of darkness come hand-in-hand as far as I'm concerned, because the wages of sin is death.
And we must not forget the ultimate act of God's love, and that was the sending of his Son to live, teach, suffer and die alongside His own creations for the sake of our sins and so that we may live (John 3:16). This is really a demonstration of boundless and infinite love for His creations. We must not forget that the Son had a fully human nature, so it was not just some sort of play-acting either. And through him we are reconciled with the Father. Maybe I am presumptuous, but nothing compelled the Son to incarnate. Sins could have been forgiven in a different way, but the way that was chosen is extremely telling.
I doubt that even those in hell are deprived of the love of God, as Isaac the Syrian wrote:
<It is absurd to assume that the sinners in hell are deprived of God’s love. Love is offered impartially. But by its very power it acts in two ways. It torments sinners, as happens here on earth when we are tormented by the presence of a friend to whom we have been unfaithful. And it gives joy to those who have been faithful. That is what the torment of hell is in my opinion: remorse. But love inebriates the souls of the sons and daughters of heaven by its delectability.
It makes sense to me, 'for our God is a consuming fire.' (Hebrews 12:29).
The history of the Jews also proves that God held fast to His promises and fulfilled the prophecies. Jesus is foretold centuries before he was ever born, and even today Jews have the same scriptures as Christians here, but get so mad as to announce curses against Christians who point out that these verses undeniable refer to the coming of Jesus Christ (Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, Daniel 7:9-28, and many, many more).
The people of Israel were, as far as I see it, a preparatory vehicle for the coming of Jesus, who can undoubtedly be considered as the ultimate revelation of God. Gentiles got the message in its purest and more complete form. Jesus, after all, is the 'the founder and perfecter of our faith' (Hebrews 12:2).
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