...plus, the age-old argument: what's more likely, an all-powerful Creator created us in His image to love and coexist with Him, or some random ball of energy the size of a molecule suddenly exploded and created everything? Oh, and what's more likely: God created us, or an amoeba suddenly decided, "OMG IF I THINK REALLY HARD MY KIDS WILL GROW LEGS..."
You do the math.
P5YCHIC wrote:Visorak16 wrote:What we need to understand is that God is omnipotent, but He is also completely just. However, God is also completely merciful. If God had no mercy, then everyone would automatically die and go to hell as soon as he stepped out of line. On the other hand, if God were not just, then He would not punish evil, and evil would completely engulf the world. God knows everything that is going on in the world and He promises to work through them. Ultimately, it is because of our sin that we die, but God in His infinite mercy sent His Son to die on the cross so that we could live with Him in Heaven.
Way to totally not respond to anyone, again. If God is omnipotent AND completely just, then why do innocent children get cancer? Why are their serial killers and child rapists?
Seems to me like you didn't read the last part of what he said. I quote, 'Ultimately, it is because of our sin that we die'. We all sin because Adam and Eve gave in to temptation at the world's beginning, and so allowed evil into the world and into our hearts. We all sin because we're not God--we're not all-perfect beings. None are equal with our creator; thus, none are perfect; thus, we make mistakes. I know mistake is an understatement when you're talking about serial killers and child rapists, and especially cancer, but if you read the Bible, you would see that there was no sickness, no disease, no sin and no death before the snake tempted Eve. In short, God told us not to do something, and because we are corruptible, imperfect beings, we allowed evil to tempt us into disobeying Him. However, we can redeem ourselves--He offers us a chance to coincide with His perfect plan for our wellbeing. He offers us redemption and a chance to change, redeem ourselves from our imperfect, evil ways, and join Him in heaven. We are, of course, not His puppets--he offers us a choice. We can either follow the perfect path that he sets before us and risk being mocked for our ways, or we can take the easy way out, but suffer for it in the end.