Isaiah 45:7 
 
'I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things'
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1,148 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by emitchell

Is God responsible for the evil in the world?
Isaiah 45:7

`I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things`


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16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/5/03 - 10:18:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
How can you say that God is responsible for the evil in the world? All he represents is love. I love all the people out there who put God, the president, and anything else down so they can think better of themselves and it's what everyone else is doing. When the crap hits the fan, they are the ones who fall to their knee's praying for Gods help. "Batter my heart, you three personed God..." look it up.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/5/03 - 10:24:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
no..Humans are responsible for evil..The World was perfect when he made us and everything was good and b/c everything was good he gave us humans freedom of choice and we chose to have sin and created sin..God cannot create evil
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/5/03 - 10:40:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
he gave us full free will to act along so many urges though,according to that line of thinking. Wouldn't have hurt to genetically modify everyone a be bit less violent and more loving right? *guilty*
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/5/03 - 10:46:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with the last 3, and also want to say, we as humans create our own suffering. We've been given the Earth and everything with it, and yet we still have wars and cut down the rainforest which could provide cures to illness.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/5/03 - 10:52:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
define "evil". are you talking about pure evil? or do you mean just the bad crap? there is a difference between Hitler and a bank robber. Could you be more specific please? Also, to goatudder: did He not create Satan?
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 6:22:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
God only gave us free will , as for sin it is defined as an act against the will of god. We human beings sin , evil for one person may not be evil to another so the question is moot. Evil in and of itself does not truly exist, I bet all the children in the west bank believe Israel is evil, yet the children of Israel believe that the palestinians are evil who can truly be certain which is true and which is false , can you?
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:05:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. God is love and goodness. Satan is evil. Prior to the time of Christ, the OT God seems very spiteful and vengeful at times, but what good parents wouldn't punish their child for screwing up, and what other choice did He have? He has to deal with us on our level. Prior to the time of Christ, rules and regulations were the order of the day. Only after the crucifiction did God's Grace become available to us.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:07:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
no,and neither is satan,blaming satan is a cop out,if satan was really evil he would not be punishing the bad.evil is nothing but a product of free will.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:08:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
pretty much God is responsible. Think about it. He is the one who sent Lucifer out of Heaven and down to earth. Lucifer is the root of our evil in the world. Lucifer is the one who tempted Eve to eat the apple. Therefore changing our world completely. So if Lucifer would had never been cast out of Heaven, we would know, no evil...!!
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:09:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
satan is evil, but god created him. if satan, one of the angels created for the exclusive purpose of serving god, could rebel against god, doesn't that imply that god can't control his creations, and thus isn't omnipotent?
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:10:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lucifer was cast out because he screwed up and tried to lead a revolt, not because God sent him on some mission he wasn't equipped to handle. If God ever made a mistake, it might have been in giving us free will, but what good would our faith be without that? We'd all be just toys, basically.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:10:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
God can control is creations. He locked Satan up didnt he? Satan will not reign over Earth until God allows him too.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:13:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Satan already rules over the Earth. It's a fallen, broken world. God rules the Heavens.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:15:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Satan has influence over us, but he hasnt been freed from the pits of hell that have him locked up.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:18:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, we're getting awfully literal now. I don't believe in digging into the center of the Earth and finding Satan frozen in Cocytus, chewing on Brutus, Cassius, and Judas. He definitely has influence in this world, though, and as much as we are devoted to God, Satan is bound to trick us periodically.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:29:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes literally.. look----3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:32:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sorry, I don't accept that literally. I believe it is metaphor, as Satan has no literal body, and the interior of the Earth covers finite space, etc. Plus, I don't think that whether literal or figurative the issue of Satan's exact location is significant.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:36:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm gonna keep this short. Take it or leave it however you will. Assuming god exists, for him to not be responsible for evil he has to be lacking in any one of these three attributes to which he is described. 1: The creator of all. 2: Omniscience. 3: Omnipotence.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:42:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Or a fourth, omnibenevolent, yes, so I hear. I hope He will be taking a few octillion questions following the Rapture; I suspect He has some otherworldlymathematical formula that explains it all. Until then, I can only say that He gave us free will, and must have felt that it was more important than for us to be perfect, blind sheep.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/7/03 - 7:47:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Actually having or not having omnibenevolence has no effect on this, thus I didn't include it as an option.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 3/8/03 - 8:43:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
UL: God seems very spiteful and vengeful at times, but what good parents wouldn't punish their child for screwing up, and what other choice did He have? He has to deal with us on our level. This is the contradiction that confuses so many people. To say this after saying that God is love and goodness. Spiteful and vengeful is not love. He is either one of the other, but not both. Spite and vengeance are expressions of fear, the opposite of love. If there was truly love and goodness, these qualities would be unconditional. If not... then I'm afraid this mythical image of God better suits the description of a devil. We have made the image of God in our likeness as human beings, by attributing all our negative qualities to Her.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 3/8/03 - 8:48:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
"SEEMS," Reborn, "seems." Tough love is love. Letting people get away with anything they want, regardless of how terrible it might be, makes them feel good in the short term, but it isn't doing them any favors, and it isn't what you do for people you love.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 3/8/03 - 9:05:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
So eternal damnation is an approriate way to treat those He loves, if they happen to make a mistake or two. Doesn't sound like love to me, not even "tough love". No one has to get away with anything, because there are consequences for every action. The world is set up perfectly that way - everything we experience in the outer world reflects our inner world. We make choices, experience the effects, and if we want to change something based on the effects, we can make a new choice. Karma and free will rolled into one. Yes, I see your point on the word "seems, and I agree. But to me, She doesn't seem that way at all, just unconditionally loving.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 3/9/03 - 5:07:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
You aren't a Christian, Reborn. It makes sense that we would not agree on certain things, including our perception of the Christian God.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 3/9/03 - 5:53:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
My perception is of God as a whole - not of this God or that God. I respect your pov, and have no desire to disagree or challenge what you hold dear. I'm not seeking to put down the ideas of the Christian belief in God (or any other), but perhaps to offer something new, outside the box, which can expand and improve upon what people already know, where the truth is even greater than we ever imagined. And it makes sense because it's logical! I suggest only that you consider this: what would it mean if God was only love?

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