Posted 2/23/2021 12:59 (#8853145 - in reply to #8852899) Subject: RE: God's plans?
barren - 2/23/2021 10:51
Question fry, if God hates sin why did he create Adam and Eve knowing they were going to sin?
Second question, do you consider the Bible to be the inerrant word of God? If per chance you do, is that just one translation in particular?
Instead of acting like God created evil, try to understand there are some basic facts to a relationship. Just because God is perfect doesn’t mean the scenario of death wasn’t “in play” it just means it was not acted upon yet to our knowledge because of Gods perfect relationship with Christ and the Holy Spirit. When God created the physical realm that option came into play. I think what is being asked is “if God knew that in this creation there was the possibility and probability for hurt, pain, death.., why did he bring someone he loves (humans) into this scenario?
That same question can be asked for each of us. When we look around at this world it’s naive to think anyone can make it through this world without a “world” of hurts from finances to relationships, health and ultimately our own death and yet so many of us willingly to bring the very people we love the MOST into this very scenario. Why?
I guess you could say the juice is worth the squeeze. The ability to have a good mature relationship with something you “created” is worth all the trials
The second question I will revert back to my tag line in that language is a horrible tool to communicate the thoughts of the mind. The correct translation of the Bible is one inspired by Gods ability to telecommunicate with us... with or without the Bible. In fact most of the things I have learned about God came about through what I would call “telepathy”. There is a catch. It HAS to line up with the Bible, and you HAVE to be reading the Bible. It’s amazing when your living your life working through a scenario and it comes to you.... something new about Gods character. You know it’s true but you couldn’t quote a verse on it... then within the next week you have a devotion or the pastor gives a sermon that hammers that thought in with scripture. Scripture I didn’t know existed. Since “roughly” 2010 this has been my life.
I’ll leave it that the correct translation matters more with your heart than the words! The correct translation is one that accurately depicts who God is and who we are. There are 15 ways to express a thought and 15 ways to miss the interpretation of that thought. One thing we have going for us is in Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.