Jeremiah 18

11 Some have accused God of being cruel because some of His actions and commands have destroyed entire nations. But God does not do this haphazardly. He desires that all men have a relationship with him and do good works. But when they turn away and are disobedient they harm themselves and others. God at times has chosen to destroy the root of evil before it gets out of control.

God does not act without warning. He speaks silently through His creation, but He also will often use words that are clear. If the listeners heed the warning He will not destroy them. God's warning about Judgment Day is available in almost every language, but most have refused to listen and obey. Why then is it wrong for God to punish those with whom He has earnestly pleaded? Men will have no excuse because they were warned.