People control people in this world. I'd rather be controlled by God and rather have humans controlled by God. Humans rule themselves, so the way to do that is for to send us his chosen anointed kings to represent himself and rule us.
The consequence of not responding to God and his religion, to me, are severe, because all evil stems from us from dishonor to hunger and the hate between humans, from us disobeying and turning away from God's chosen rulers.
If we would unite on God's revelation and the kings his revelations appoint, life would be good for everyone.
Is God really controlling us or is God teaching us to control ourselves? Regardless of our choices, God is not going to come down here are start controlling. Further, God needs no middle men or rulers sent down to attempt to alter one's choices through force, pain, fear or intimidation.
God will never teach anyone to value those petty things mankind and religions hold so dear.
I have found no religion that really understands God. Religions claim to teach goodness, however goodness is not always what they are teaching. Religions teach more evil than you realize. When they teach you to follow instead of Thinking for yourself, they are leading you away from what God really wants for His children.
Do people make bad choices? You bet!! Is that a reason to claim them evil, hate them or get angry? Of course not! Why? God will return the actions, in time, to show what those choices really mean. When one understands all sides, intelligence will make the best choices. This also teaches us all to Love Unconditionally. After all, that is what we all want returning.
When one understands and reaches a Higher Level, there is no need for rules, control, or policing. Why not? When one understands all sides, intelligence will make the best choices. All those bad choices will no longer be viable choices simply because one understands they are not the best choices to make.
Now you can believe God sent someone down here to rule you, however look very closely. Someone truly from God will not value those petty things mankind holds so dear. God doesn't come down to threaten and intimidate your choices by convincing you something is wrong with you, you are evil, or are going to receive severe punishment. Neither will anyone truly from God.
So much is said about God that simply isn't true. Why? They do not truly know God.
People should never make beliefs more important than facts. They should never teach this. When people believe they have God's backing, they can justify anything. Yes, it's all about power, ruling, and controlling, however it's not about God!!
That's what I see. It's very clear!!