posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 09:26 PM
These are my thoughts on this, not necessarily Christian, although I do believe in the salvation through Christ.
I have a hard time calling Satan evil because of the concept of an all powerful God. If God made everything, then God invented evil also. Satan as a
spiritual being is not greater than God and could not invent anything more than what God already invented. To say that Satan invented evil, and God
had nothing to do with it, means Satan would have been greater than God to invent something
that God had no knowledge of. If this were the case, God would be proved wrong in that he says his knowledge is infinite. If what the Bible says is
true, I have to come to the conclusion that the idea of evil was created by God first.
Perhaps God doesn't practice evil, but it would never be if he hadn't invented it first. The main problem I have is that if God let Satan do as he
wished and it brought evil to the world, then how are we to follow this example? Would you allow your child to commit murder just because they are
free to do so? Who is the instigator here? And why must we come to earth to choose between God or Satan? Wouldn't it be enough for us to see a
movie about how life would be like under Satan or under God without all the suffering?
I know one thing, when I die, I will be pressing Jesus and his Dad for some damn good answers to these things.