contrast the christian god willing to receiving a good drubbing from pagan romans with yhwh who says he will GIVE A NEW HEART .
I will take you from the nations, and gather you
from all the countries, and bring you into your own
land. I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you
shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and
from all your idols I will cleanse you. A new heart I
will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you;
and I will remove from your body the heart of
stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my
spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes
and be careful to observe my ordinances. Then you
shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors;
and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
SO much for a diety requiring violence to make sacrifice to himself to be able to save the human being. in the above verses it shows again that the humans would save themselves because of the NEW hearts god gave them.the law is so important that yhwh says you will FOLLOW a list of statutes. this is obviously refering to the old laws because the old laws were eternal and perfect according to the torah