reply to post by prophecywatcher
But Is this the way God the Creator intended for us to live?
Well if you read Genesis it seems God wants to keep us human beings fairly ignorant to good and evil. Its as if this ignorance, once shattered by the
forbidden fruit, convinces God to curse his attempt at paradise and he goes on a tirade essentially ruining his creation.
Look after it was not hard.
Actually I think it was what with lions and, if young earth Creationism is to be believed, Dinosaurs being in the Garden to be named by the man and
his "helper" Eve. With velociraptors nipping at your shins I'm sure its very hard to tend to a garden
Don't forget the hazard of the fruit of the tree of knowledge which according to God would kill them if they ate it - quite a hazard especially when
you've been given no apparatus for determining right or wrong.
that the world became cursed
Again if you read the Bible its God who curses his creation. In actuality there was no reason to even punish Adam and Eve because they didn't know
what they were doing was wrong because they were ignorant. Blaming the creation for imperfections and ignorance that he instilled them with. I guess
God was new at this whole Universe Paradise stuff, he was having a rough time of it.
True freedom was in the garden of eden and it is the way God originally intended us to live.
If by true Freedom you mean ignorant bliss than yes. Empty listless people taking orders from talking snakes and deities alike.
Sin is what seperates us from God forever because God cannot be where sin is.
But sin originates in Heaven with Lucifer right and Lucifer is right there in the presence of God when that happens. So even when he's not separate
he becomes sinful.
Can you imagine a life without sin?
Well given some of the absurd things that are deemed bad or sinful in the Bible I wouldn't want to.
Life without: Bacon, Pork, Ham, lying, freedom of religion (you shall have no other gods before me), coveting things, working on the Sabbath, etc
While on the other hand things like pedophilia not condemned as sin in the Bible would still be around.
God cannot be a lier so he couldn't take it back.
What does this have to do with Jesus dying for our sins? If God said WE will die for our sins that WE will die for our sins not JESUS. I don't feel
comfortable letting an innocent man take the fall for me, no thanks, I'll take responsibility for the log in my own eye thanks.
So please stop blaming God for everything that happens to you.
Agreed. In the same way I stopped blaming the bogeyman for hiding in my closet or blamed Santa when I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas.