Christians, answer this one question.?
God knows the past, present and FUTURE.
That means even BEFORE God created the earth, Adam and Eve, He knew very well that Adam and Eve will eat the fruit, humanity will fall, sin will creep in and there would be widespread suffering for humans.
He knew all about what humanity would go through even before he created it.
If so, why did he proceed to create the system which he knew will have so much suffering ?
Say, I am a civil engineer constructing a new building. Will I intentionally create a fragile building that will fall apart and injure the residents of the building in the future ?
That makes no sense.
- PamelaLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
Let me ask you a question.
Do you have kids yet?
Do you not realise that along with your love and care, they will eventually have to learn a few life lessons the hard way? Knowing they will suffer some setbacks as a result of their poor choices, not to mention the choices of others? Knowing that your children will, at times, cry with pain- emotional and physical- will that stop you from having a family? Will you decide to not bring them into the world for fear of them being exposed to life's ups and downs? Best to not have a family at all?
Or will your desire to hopefully enjoy a relationship with them spur you on to create them? Will you set their life in motion and equip them to enjoy what you give them?
As human beings- we inherited our deep desire to love and be loved from our heavenly Father. He thought creating us was worth it.
- Anonymous2 years ago
My job is a Christian is to tell you that Jehovah is the one true God and to make salvation in the name of Jesus Christ of available to you.
Find Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and go to the public talk at 9: 30 in the morning if you're interested in learning about Jesus Christ. Other than that I could not slightly care about your questions because they are designed to destroy people's faith not to build them up.
- HogieLv 72 years ago
We learn through contrast. Constructing a shoddy building would be one way of teaching people how to not build such a structure.
God was not interested in populating heaven with more devils. You have to learn and experience what doesn't work in order to choose and appreciate what does work.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Just because you know something will happen doesn't mean you're accountable for it.. a civil engineer constructing who designs a perfectlly fine highway road will know that there will be car accidents on that road ..it doesn't mean they are responsible for the the accidents that occur on it.
it also doesn't mean that our civilization will stop creating roads.
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- AdamKadmonLv 72 years ago
Yes, God knew man would Fall, but He owed Man the chance to try to succeed and the first time The Christ is mentioned in the Bible is Genesis 3:15.
And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
In other words, before man even fell, God had him a way out by promising a "seed of the woman" would 'crush the serpent in the head, and the serpent would strike his heel (kill him for 3 days).' God's modus operandi is to give His creation Free Will, that means there was a chance for Adam not to sin, but he did it anyways. He then passed the sin onto us, that wasn't God's fault, it was Adams. But, yes, he knew mankind would Fall and gave us a way out by making plans ahead of time.
- PubliusLv 72 years ago
"That means even BEFORE God created the earth, Adam and Eve, He knew very well that Adam and Eve will eat the fruit, humanity will fall, sin will creep in and there would be widespread suffering for humans." Yes, he did. Things happened just the way God needed them to happen.
* Man became mortal.
* Man bacame fertile
* Man understood good and evil
These were not disasters, but necessary developments. If we could never die, we could never be resurrected into physical life, health, and immortality.
Every good father has to take his hands off the bicycle sooner or later, even at the risk of his children suffering bumps, bruises, and broken bones. The suffering is a necessary part of the freedom of learning to ride the bicycle.
God simply can't give us heaven until we have become good and loving enough to be fit subjects for it. That requires problems to get through and overcome. We can't know when we're well off if we never suffer, of course.
"He knew all about what humanity would go through even before he created it." Of course. Did you want him not to know what he was doing? Think again, pard.
"If so, why did he proceed to create the system which he knew will have so much suffering ?" Because we need some problems to solve in order to learn, grow, and mature. You have to admit that the suffering that exists in the world is in no way God's fault. He didn't make us mortal. Adam and Eve did. You can't logically pretend that all the evil and suffering in the world are what God wants, either. Not even God gets everything he wants.
"Say, I am a civil engineer constructing a new building. Will I intentionally create a fragile building that will fall apart and injure the residents of the building in the future ?" No, you wouldn't, but that's a very bad analogy, dear one. God needs us to die as part of our development and training.
- TommiecatLv 72 years ago
You... the civil engineer might build a crappy building that would fall so you could collect insurance.
- hillbillyLv 72 years ago
This is WHY God and Jesus figured a way to save humanity from BEFORE THE CREATION, if only they would believe. Come to Jesus for salvation.
- jon pikeLv 72 years ago
Clearly an omniscient God knows the past, present, and future. If He did not He would not be omniscient by definition. He has a plan for each human being before they are born. God had a plan for the world before it was created, and has communicated that plan to mankind.
God created man out of love and by His will alone. Knowing that man would sin, He planed to send His own Son that whosoever believed in Him would inherit eternal life. This is the message of the entire Holy Bible and Judaeo/Christian faith.
- DonaldLv 72 years ago
not exactly true nor correct.
GOD'S children are very very very (OLD).
much older than your flesh body. (billions of years older)
satan is that old as well.
life was good until he fell. (and caused others to fall as well)
one bad prideful apple? (and some deception caused this)
one bad apple can ruin others...
the fruit of satan (in the garden) shows this clearly.
he was the tree that knows how to be good and how not to be.
Rev 12 covers much of this. (first 4 - 5 verses)
the earth is very very old.
GOD'S children with GOD dwelled on it.
the time of the dinosaurs? (they cannot harm an angelic being)
anyway. (2Peter 3?) covers this as well.
- the age that WAS?
Jer 4 shows this age. (this is not Noah's flood). this is the katabole period.
people refer to. (which led to the foundation of THIS AGE)
GOD did not create LUCIFER to fall.
GOD gave us all free will to love GOD on our own. (real love is never forced)
this age is used to correct the mistakes of the past (AGE).
GOD can look at time differently than we do. (so HE can help us)
HE has seen the end.
this is why HE tries so hard to get people to do better (NOW).
who wants salvation? (RAISE YOUR HAND)
i think (you think) too much.
stop trying to over simplify things.
after THE FALL in the last age.
GOD could have destroyed all those children (1/3rd)
what parent wants this? (to kill their own child?)
this age is used to heal this wound.
this age is used to mend broken fences.
i suggest you focus on this.
those who fell in the last age and followed satan are here now.
*(to be tested)*
Matt 24 shows all these things. (Rev 13 as well)
- yesmarLv 72 years ago
"God knows the past, present and FUTURE" is a false premise. It's not possible to know the future as unalterable fact. The past and the present, yes, the future, no.
So, God is not the monster Christianity makes him out to be.