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If God is all powerful why would he knowingly create a being that was going to eventually turn against him
and eventually punish the people for buying into what was, for all intents and purposes, a 'Godly Mistake'
but the reason I would side with the Serpent is because he actually argued for freedom.
God forbode man of eating from the tree of knowledge. I'm curious if the believers out there have considered that. Where would man be without knowledge?
He made us in his image apparently, but he couldn't handle having a creation that shared intellect. He wanted slaves.
Because it is an inevitability. When you have a planet of 7 billion people, you are going to have 1 tiger woods, 1 michael jordan, 1 michaelangelo, there will always be one master of any category you want to look into; chess, cooking, murders, rapes, auto design, wars, etc.
Does God punish? Or do we punish ourselves? You might want to review your angles on these topics. Remember, a majority view isn't always right.
He argued for freedom as a trick. That would be like me telling you that if you do heroin, your eyes will be opened and you will know the truth. Technically I wouldn't be lying .......I would just be rephrasing the fact that your eyes would be open to how addicted your butt now is and that you are now a slave to what I showed you.
Originally posted by JayinAR
I am speaking of the Church's endtime scenario. God and Serpent. Battle.
I'll fight with the Serpent.
So if there was a battle waging on your neighborhood's block you would just go out and indiscriminately kill people on both sides?
I mean, according to the Biblical story that the Church preaches you are going to have no choice but to choose.