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Re: Reality 101

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Posted by Will/">Will on January 23, 1999 15:49:10 UTC

: : Premise 1: Evil Exists in the World : : Premise 2: God is all good : : Premise 3: God is all knowing : : Premise 4: God is all poweful : : Conclusion 1: God knows the evil exists : : Conclusion 2: God allows it to exist : : Conclusion 3: God could stop it : : Conclusion: God is not all PKG

: Everything is right as you state, except the last conclusion; seems you are presupposing the mind of God.

: Let me suggest to you the Calvinistic view of God from another individual on the net...

: "Calvinism focuses on the sovereignty of God and compares it to the depravity of man. Calvinism exalts God to the highest level of glory as the : soveriegn Lord who's will is accomplished in the universe and in man. It also recognizes the justice and holiness of God and the required punishment of the sinner who : does not fall under the blood of Christ."

: You seem to forget that God is perfect, and in being perfect this means perfect love, and in perfect love you must have perfect justice and discipline. God did not : create evil. Man's rebellion towards God is his decision, not Gods'. How could we have an authentic relationship with our Creator if we did not have free will?

: -nåte

When a hurricane destroys lives in Central America, most people view this as evil. Did God not create the hurricane? What does this have to do with man's rebellion?

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