Psalm 100 – Skeptic's Annotated Bible answered

A response and reply to the notes on Psalm 100 in the Skeptic's Annotated Bible (SAB).

King James Version

SAB comment

My comment

1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

This verse claims that God is merciful, Yet the Bible is full of cruelties either committed or commanded by God. Is God merciful?
God is merciful, that is clear from this psalm. And anyone who has realized the seriousness of sin, and of his sins, will see that God is merciful: he is allowed to live and his sins can even be forgiven.
On the supposed cruelties: the author of the SAB very frequently confuses defense with cruelty, judgment with cruelty and execution of judgment with cruelty. God never commanded cruelty or torture. God is judge though, and his judgments are righteous: they fit the crime.