Originally posted by Jay Peatea
Ok you want some serious debate let go for it
ding ding round 1
In your post, you say that god hates evil, so please be kind enough to explain why god created a world which has evil in it.
If there is no evil, then how can there be good? Everything would be the same, nothing good nor evil. Almost like the theory of relativity. In other words there must be evil. God is perfect and made the best choice; He will not send anyone to hell for no reason.
A person who goes through rejection and disappointment has a greater capacity to experience and enjoy love than one who has not;
There are other ways of looking at it. For example, first showing that there is an omniscient omnipotent (if a being is one, the being is also the other. Interesting) being and from there (after proving that there is, which I do not care to do) one can conclude since the being knows everything, it is not capable of mistake. If you knew all the complex trees of your actions you would choose the best one, yes? It is a bit more complex than that but it should give you a basic idea.
Now if you are asking why God didn't just create us being in heaven from the beginning, it is simple. That way no one would have a choice, he would create people that are in heaven from the beginning and people who are in hell from the beginning. And I believe most people go to hell because heaven is so much better than hell is bad. In other words on an absolute scale heaven is greater. Yes, it is sad that evil has to exist. But it is better that we have a choice.
So you might say why must there be evil along with good. Can something be acidic or basic if everything is the same on the ph scale? No, it would not be acidic compared to anything.
And then there's "Why doesn't God make everyone perfect so they can all be in heaven?" It's because everything is done at a price. And Christ chose to pay the price necessary to let those who believe be with Him forever.