14 Feb '08 13:34>
Originally posted by PenguinActually I don't need a secret decoder ring to figure that one out. Jesus was obviously addressing people for whom "the beginning" refers to genesis, ie their beginning and not the devils beginning.(egoistic?)
The sentence is talking about the devil so I can only assume it means since the devil came into existence. The only other possibility I suppose is the beginning of time but that does nothing to remove the contradiction since the beginning of time cannot have been after he was created.
It is interesting to ask however, does the Devil share responsibility for all murders? Does Cain share some responsibility or is it all the devils fault?
Since the Devil can apparently be blamed as being the instigator of all evil acts by man (Adam and Eves sin onwards), doesn't it make sense to ask why Mr Omniscient, Omnipotent God didn't send the Devil off to hell a bit sooner and keep him from causing all this trouble.