Crash Test Dummy
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: never never land
Let me see if I can summarize:
1.) God intended for us to live in a paradise.
2.) His creation rebelled and thus the whole world was cursed.
3.) The whole world trevails and groans, together in pain. Even we who have the firstfruits of the Spirit groan. (Romans 8: 22-23)
Points I brought up:
1.) Is is fair of God to curse the rest of us because of ONE man?
Yes. He was going to BLESS us through Adam and Eve if they had obeyed. That was His original intent. If the original Law of God had been obeyed (Not to partake of those trees in the midst of the Garden, Had Adam and the descendants thereafter, guarded those trees we would be in paradise and we would all know GOD personally. Adam rebelled and to be fair with His original intent, He cursed us all and now the situation is entirely different. God is bound by His stated Character, it may not seem "fair" to us but, it is exactly Fair.
2.) Because of the world's NOW imperfect state after the curse. Sickness happens, disease, lay offs, droughts, everything happens. Christians "Good-people" feel the pain, so to speak, also.
3.) Was is fair to place the Trees of Knowledge and Life in the Garden in the first place? Well, God is FAIR. Is Good really so, if there is no Evil? Is there a Right choice if there is no Wrong? God gave us free-will, is there free will to make a choice if there is no choice to make? Is that really free-will?
So yes, God is Love, He is Fair, He is Good. God also, is wrath, and righteous judgement.
I let the kids answer these questions themselves and to give me their honest thoughts and opinions, not what they think I want to hear or that they should say. I think that it went rather well.
I'm just a poor negro
Last edited by Monsoon X; 02-07-2005 at 02:01 PM.