- Dec 26, 2015
Hi Oz, I'm so short on time lately.wondering,
You have left out a number of steps in your statements above, in my understanding of Scripture.
Who is responsible for all sin in the universe?
Back in 2012, I wrote this article, Did God create evil?
I've done further thinking since then and am working on teaching for high school students in Religious Instruction (one period a week in State schools), 'Why does God allow suffering and evil?' The study is not complete yet.
Why didn't God make human beings without free will?
What would happen if God wiped out ALL evil NOW?
I also taught our faith and one does have to teach about evil and satan and everything.
However, if we want to go back far enough, we find that there is no real answer to evil.
Go back to the Garden. The tree of good and evil. Where did the evil come from?
Go back to Lucifer falling from grace. Due to pride. Where did this sin of pride come from?
How is it that A and E ate of the fruit if they were still innocent and had not eaten from the tree yet? WHAT made them eat?
I still haven't found the answer and most believe we cannot really know this.