Originally posted by knightmeister
But—I found your question about how could human beings possibly freely choose “free will” to be an insightful one. If such is given by an omni-God, then one would assume that such a God has at least some responsibility for the consequences...VISTED
I would have thought after 45 years of it you might have figured out how God DID infact take responsib ...[text shortened]... or the consequences. Did the central pivotal doctrine of the entire Christian faith pass you by?
Yes, but Christianity often
seems to be subject to a reduction ad absurdum here—
(1) As a result of the “fall,” Adam acquired an ontological “sin nature” (original in).
(2) This ontological sinfulness (and the guilt that merits just punishment) is inherited by all subsequent humans (via procreation? According to Augustine, anyway...).
(3) This ontological sinfulness/guilt is assumed by Christ (2 Cor. 5:21) and destroyed (Rom. 6:6), or removed (Heb. 9:26); [see also John 1:29, Rom. 6:22, Rom. 8:2, and 2 Cor. 5:21].
(4) Humans still inherit and bear this ontological sinfulness/guilt.
Aside from the fact that God took a good time about it (last resort?), did his assuming the responsibility once and for all heal human sinfulness?
Did God make the sacrifice because he realized he actually bore
responsibility for the whole fiasco? Or does God’s authority (sovereignty) not entail responsibility.
Yes, I am familiar with the theology (from various angles—including, as I have expressed on here, the juridical view of soteriology versus the healing view of soteriology). Are you familiar with Euthyphro’s Dilemma?