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-to denounce evil, you must denounce choice.
-to denounce choice is to denounce free will
-to denounce free will is to denounce life
-to denounce life is the becoming of evil
-the becoming of evil is you
God had to of allowed Eve to be seduced by Satan. Otherwise, that would make god's power of love impotent to Satans seduction, wouldn't it?
Why was Satan allowed in the garden of eden in the first place?
Did god allow Satan to challenge Adam and Eve's faith?
God should've known before hand. Why risk all this?
On a sidenote: I thought god welcomed hard work?
Originally posted by Chad_Thomas89
reply to post by FortAnthem
Why did Adam and Eve have to bear the consequence of evil if god permitted free will in the first place?
How propagation can transmit sin, is and will remain, one of the mysteries of the faith that we can never comprehend.
According to St. Thomas Aquinas, all the decendants of Adam may be considered as so many limbs of ONE body. Just as the actions of one member of the body, say the hand, shares in the decision of the will to do something good or evil, with the result that this action becomes either a good deed or a sin, so all members of the human race share in the sin of Adam.
According to St. Augustine, Adam is, as it were, the root out of which mankind springs forth. If the root be corrupted, corruption affects the entire plant.
But we must realize and remember that it is not a sinful DEED but a STATE of sin which is transmitted.
After Adam had sinned there remained in him an attitude, a state of rebellion against God, i.e., an inclination toward evil.