If you are going to use blood as a metaphor – at least allow it the basic qualities of blood – dark, sticky, and messy. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. Because God only knows what we pesky, crackpot, humans will do next, in a manner of speaking, doesn’t He?. {39:38} For this reason, from the beginning, I was strengthened, and I have meditated, and I have considered, and I have put these things in writing. Where does evil come from? Um Prime Music zu nutzen, gehen Sie bitte in Ihre Musikbibliothek und übertragen Sie Ihr Konto auf Amazon.de (DE). No longer a loan voice crying in the wilderness!! …I can. Did you choose to, John? Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. The first of which is, of course, how do you know this? I ask all my priest sons to bear witness to the Precious Blood of Jesus. We are not puppets, we can choose, we can make decisions, we can influence other people, and we can change the world. Now consider, had God himself taken human form at the creation and walked on the earth, would it be reasonable to take the view that it is unlikely that he would have been eaten by Toad’s Tiger as soon as he walked into the tiger’s realm? Firstly, in the innate insanity of the human race. With respect Toad you are not getting my point, and I take full responsibility for that as I am no literary genius. God bless you Tom. Sorry toad, but you’re out of wiggle room here — and these questions have hardly been evaded in Ben Sirach/Ecclesiasticus, so that far from being something new under the sun, these objections of yours are round about 2500 years old or older. Verse 1 : For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver. Well, we are getting somewhere, Jabba. If your answer is no, then I would be fascinated to have your views on how you Toad would envisage a world without it. It is not ours to dispose of.” (C.C.C. John, yes, I do think the Christian faith is a force for good, in general. It seems to go against all reason. “.. then the man-made horrors and sorrows of this world would not have existed,” God created the world and everything we know in 6 days according to Genesis, through a series of actions over that period of time.

Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. No need to apologise John – everyone reading your reply can get the gist of what was in ?? What we know and can understand is why natural disasters occur. Also don’t forget Toad, Man was given mastery over all living things on the earth. Which is why they are generally ignored, most noticeably by Christians. I think its time that Jesus or someone else divine show themselves, because gods world has gone to garbage. Knowing when a specific act is evil? What an excellent and stimulating “thread” this is.

How do relate this to a the idea of a God who loves us with such an immense and burning love – way beyond our furthest imaginings? “And I can see that you have paid no attention whatsoever to the doctrine of Original Sin, that is to say our knowledge of good and evil, which is to say that our knowledge of evil and evil things is itself the result of our sinful nature.” We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. (I don’t know, before you ask.) (A one-word answer will do.). We are all made in God’s image and are considered God’s children. That’s what I do, anyway. I guess God thought this when Jesus came when he did. Wouldn’t that make coming to any “logical” conclusion about anything impossible?

I don’t agree with the answer, but still – it’s given in good faith. When someone says they are covered by the blood of Jesus, it means the price was paid for their freedom from sin. If that’s possible! Questioning “God”? And Burro should ban me forever, for bringing all this nonsense up all the time, and thus give us all a break, and put me out of my frustration. …We just don’t know, do we? I still did not get a good answer as to why did Jesus come, or should I say, why was he sent? I am covered by the blood of the Lamb! Let’s hope ??? We are still broken, but I guess we will not go to hell now because he died for our sins. What I am failing to convey is how we as man interact with these other parts of his creation. Then final plague came by way of the angel of death. We can change the world by abandoning our evil ways and living as he intended, but the problem we have is that mankind loves to sin, and acts in ways that are mean, selfish, greedy, and uncaring. Thanks Jabba for taking the time to explain that.I will take some time to digest it but I get the gist of what you are saying Thanks again, “I’m saying that God’s fore-knowledge of our actions exists after those actions,” At least they show people what they should not be doing. I don’t want to use the word “representative” here, but there is a cross over between what “is” – in terms of what Christ told us to accept, and what we physically “see” in terms of his blood, and between them there is a mystical bridge built on pillars of faith and belief, so therefore it does not have to be a metaphore, it can be real, but real in terms of what we as humans can grasp and God know this – We simply don’t have to understand it, just believe it in faith as we believe in all else that might appear at first evidence to be unlikely.

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