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    29 Jul '09 00:41
    Did God create evil?
  2. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    29 Jul '09 00:47
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Did God create evil?
    Yes. So we can learn.
    On the 'higher planes' there is no evil,no conflict,no death,no decay.
    But down here God creates 'evil' so we can learn and acsend back to the higher planes🙂
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    29 Jul '09 00:49
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Did God create evil?
    He created creatures who commited sin, which is an evil, but He didn't create evil.
  4. Donationrwingett
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    29 Jul '09 01:23
    Originally posted by daniel58
    He created creatures who commited sin, which is an evil, but He didn't create evil.
    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7, KJV)

    Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? (Amos 3:6, KJV)

    Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? (Lamentations 3:38)


    It seems pretty clear to me that god DID create evil.
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    29 Jul '09 01:54
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7, KJV)

    Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? (Amos 3:6, KJV)

    Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? (Lamentations 3:38)


    It seems pretty clear to me that god DID create evil.
    Yes, indeed, and thank you for that documentation.
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    29 Jul '09 01:56
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7, KJV)

    Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? (Amos 3:6, KJV)

    Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? (Lamentations 3:38)


    It seems pretty clear to me that god DID create evil.
    Meaning material evil; misfortune, death, sickness, not sin,
  7. Donationrwingett
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    29 Jul '09 02:12
    Originally posted by daniel58
    Meaning material evil; misfortune, death, sickness, not sin,
    Nowhere does it make that distinction. It simply says that god creates evil.
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    29 Jul '09 02:54
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Nowhere does it make that distinction. It simply says that god creates evil.
    Don't tell us you turned into a fundamentalist. LOL. I suppose you do only wnen it suits you.

    As for my take on the issue, God did not create evil simply because it does not exist. It is akin to darkness. Darkness does not exist in and of itself because there is nothing there to measure. When you speak of darkness you are really measuring the absence of light because light is what exists and is measurable. Ironically, darkness is used Biblically to describe evil and I think a message is being sent here. Evil is simply the absence of the love of God in our hearts. In and of itself it does not exist.
  9. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    29 Jul '09 03:04
    Mick says:'Yes.Satan was his no.1 angel!'
    (Until he got kicked out of heaven)
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    29 Jul '09 03:04
    Originally posted by whodey
    Don't tell us you turned into a fundamentalist. LOL. I suppose you do only wnen it suits you.

    As for my take on the issue, God did not create evil simply because it does not exist. It is akin to darkness. Darkness does not exist in and of itself because there is nothing there to measure. When you speak of darkness you are really measuring the absence ...[text shortened]... il is simply the absence of the love of God in our hearts. In and of itself it does not exist.
    DOES EVIL EXIST???
    The university professor challenged his students with this
    question. Did God create everything that exists?

    A student bravely replied "yes, he did!"

    "God created everything?" The professor asked.

    "Yes, sir," the student replied.

    The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil
    since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who
    we are then God is evil."

    The student became quiet after such an answer. The professor was quite
    pleased with himself and boasted to the students that he had proven once
    more that the Christian faith was a myth.

    Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question
    professor?"

    "Of course," replied the professor. The student stood up and asked,
    "Professor, does cold exist?"



    "What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been
    cold?"

    The students snickered at the young man's question.

    The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the
    laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat.
    Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits
    energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy.

    Absolute zero (- 460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter
    becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not
    exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no
    heat.

    The student continued. "Professor, does darkness exist?"

    The professor responded, "Of course it does."

    The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not
    exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can
    study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton's prism to break white
    light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You
    cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of
    darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is?
    You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a
    term used by man to describe what happens when there is little or no light
    present."

    Finally the young man asked the professor. "Sir, does evil exist?"

    Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said.
    We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man.
    It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These
    manifestations are nothing else but evil."

    To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir! Or at least it does
    not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like
    darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of
    God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist
    just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man
    does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that
    comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no
    light."

    The professor sat down.

    The young man's name --- Albert Einstein
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    29 Jul '09 03:41
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Mick says:'Yes.Satan was his no.1 angel!'
    (Until he got kicked out of heaven)
    He was his number 1 angel? If so, how did he get kicked out of heaven by the archangel Michael according to the book of Revelation?
  12. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    29 Jul '09 05:50
    Originally posted by whodey
    He was his number 1 angel? If so, how did he get kicked out of heaven by the archangel Michael according to the book of Revelation?
    Thanks for clarifying that for us non-bible readers.I will be sure to let Mick know. He is very opionated and it would probably do him good to have someone set him str8.

    He reminds me of a lot of people in that way-ie.his opinions are facts for him and everybody else is wrong. Whatever beer he likes is the best , all the rest is s***.etc,etc. I just hope his narrow-minded views and attitudes don't get 'fueled' by religon. Then he could become really dangerous!
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    29 Jul '09 06:59
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Nowhere does it make that distinction. It simply says that god creates evil.
    Quite possibly there is a nuance in the original Hebrew that is not in English. The Catholic Bible, as an example, translates Isaiah 45:7 as 'I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe; I, the LORD, do all these things.'
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    29 Jul '09 07:26
    Originally posted by galveston75
    DOES EVIL EXIST???
    The university professor challenged his students with this
    question. Did God create everything that exists?

    A student bravely replied "yes, he did!"

    "God created everything?" The professor asked.

    "Yes, sir," the student replied.

    The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil
    since evil exists, ...[text shortened]... fessor sat down.

    The young man's name --- Albert Einstein
    Elegant, but not true.

    Purposely creating situations which lack goodness is evil.
    (Taking away the food from your neighbour's plate is evil)
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    29 Jul '09 07:51
    Originally posted by whodey
    As for my take on the issue, God did not create evil simply because it does not exist. It is akin to darkness. Darkness does not exist in and of itself because there is nothing there to measure. When you speak of darkness you are really measuring the absence of light because light is what exists and is measurable. Ironically, darkness is used Biblically t ...[text shortened]... vil is simply the absence of the love of God in our hearts. In and of itself it does not exist.
    So can you provide evidence that goodness is measurable and exists and evil is not measurable and is merely the absence of good? Can you show that it is not the case that goodness is the absence of evil?
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