a reply to: Cobaltic1978
if God exists, how come evil deeds are so prevalent in this World. Not just evil deeds by humans, but the evil of disease and pestilence as
well as other evil deeds in nature...
God knows things that most people never think about. Such as, "What is life?" All we know about life is that it's short, relatively speaking,
compared to the after
life. And other things, like "Nobody ever really dies." Your body may turn to dust, but you,
is an eternal being. Therefore, from God's perspective, nobody that he's killed or ordered the death of actually died.
God doesn't explain
himself, either. "Go kill everyone in the promised land," he said, without adding something like "...because after I reincarnate them, they won't
be as evil anymore." In that case, killing them all would give them another chance to be better in another lifetime, because they got trapped into a
false religion by an accident of birth. The way they thought and believed wasn't their fault,
they were just raised that way. Killing them did
them a favor.
Yes, true, that might not be the way it actually happened, but it is
a theory that explains it. Preachers sure won't
propose that idea, because they were brain-locked by their seminary into believing stuff that has no basis in scripture, such as "There's no such
thing as reincarnation." I defy anyone to prove that to me using scripture. It can't be done... in fact, if you push me, I can show you scripture
proving that reincarnation does
God's seeming disregard for human life is just one of the concerns everyone has. "Why does God let bad things happen to good people?" for instance.
There really is a simple answer. God has let Satan have his way with the human race since the expulsion from Eden. Satan wanted to prove some point
about the humans God created, about how Satan's creations were "just as good" or something (I don't know the specifics), so God is letting him try
to prove it, knowing that anything that happens to us in this life, including leaving it, does not matter in the slightest
from an eternal
point of view. Only survivors mourn.
But we can guess, and that's all we can do until we find out for sure. So here's my guess.
It starts with the war in heaven that occurred before this universe existed. Satan led a third of the angels in rebellion against God, and they all
got kicked out of Heaven. Where could God kick them out to,
though? There was nowhere but The Real Universe that God created. And so, he made
universe. The Bible doesn't say why
God made the heavens and the Earth that we all know and love, does it? But it does say
there's another universe, "The Kingdom of God," out there somewhere. Genesis 1:1 is about the creation of this
universe, as a prison to keep
the rebels in. The creation of The Kingdom was never written about. And once Adam and Eve became rebels too, they ended up in the same place Satan
did: right here.
Some things did get written down, if not explained, which is the next stop: the Nephilim. How is it that the Earth was already populated with human
beings when Adam and Eve were tossed into it? Scripture contains nothing to explain their existence, so I've made it part of my guess...
Satan was jealous. He wanted some beings of his own to worship him, too, and he had this whole big universe all to himself. So he
Nephilim and stuck them on Earth. The Nephilim are "children of Satan." Adam and Eve started out on a different Earth, the one God created, the
perfect Earth; this Earth is a cheap imitation of the real one, and Adam and Eve were relocated from the Kingdom to this universe when they were
tossed out of Eden. But it was necessary
for that to happen; otherwise, the Nephilim and all their billions of descendants would have been a
lost cause, eternally doomed. Adam and Eve were the cure for Nephilimism,
deliberately set up to fail in Eden so they could
here. They were a hot-fix patch to start the process of slowly correcting all the bugs introduced by Satan. To make industrial diamonds, you have to
start with a tiny piece of actual diamond, and then the rest of the carbon crystallizes around it, keeping that same structure. Without that starter
seed, that nucleus, all you get is a big charcoal briquette. Adam and Eve were that nucleus, around which all of humanity eventually crystallized "in
their image." Nephilim and God-made Men have intermingled, like Neanderthals and Cro-magnons, to the point where now, it's one smooth species
slurpee(tm). And it only took 6,000-ish years and maybe 80 generations. Now you know why Adam and his lineage could live to the age of 1,000 years;
they weren't diluted with Nephilim corruption yet. Now, with that corruption thoroughly mixed into humanity, we're lucky to get 100 years.
So anyway, seen from that perspective, everything God's said to have done in the Old Testament makes perfect sense. If someone's evil, kill him, and
he can get another lifetime, another chance to get it right. If everyone but one guy and his three sons is evil, give them protection and flood
everyone else to death ("rebooting humanity" to give it a better chance). If everyone in an entire city is evil and selfish except one guy and his
family, get them out of the city and wipe it out; then, the influence of those evil people vanishes, and they can be reborn to have another chance if
they aren't beyond redemption. (I hope nobody tries to argue that God can't reincarnate people, or pretends to know him so well that they can state
that he wouldn't
ever reincarnate someone.) Can everyone see that this reincarnation method would be the only way
to break someone out
of the belief system they were born into, which wasn't their fault? (The only way other than God forcing someone's free will, that is, which he'd
never do; we're here to make choices, thus proving whether we're mostly-good or mostly-evil and determining our eternal-life status by our
Then there are tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, diseases, and all manner of "acts of God" that aren't acts of God at all, any more than
the tornado that wiped Job's family out. The Book of Job is a perfect, literal explanation of what's been happening to all of us
beginning. If you curse God for a tsunami killing your children, it can only be because you didn't read or understand Job. That Wasn't God.
Satan rules this planet and its weather and beasts and evil people
right now, because God let him. Someday, God will say "Okay, enough,
you've had your chance," and then everything
will change for the better. But not for everyone... only for those who stuck by God through
thick and thin. Ever wondered where Hell is? Answer: you're sitting in it right now. It just isn't Hell yet.
Hell is eternal separation from
God; the Earth is temporary separation from God, with only the Holy Spirit left here to keep us from losing all hope. Once that Spirit is taken out of
this universe forever, this universe becomes Hell and stays that way.
I tangentialized a lot, but the point is: you don't know enough to say "God's a bad person for all that OT stuff he did." The things that happened
had to happen.
And it hasn't changed since.