Ev3l Dec 28, 2005 12:31:19 GMT -5
Post by Ali Blue on Dec 28, 2005 12:31:19 GMT -5
silversergyon13 said:There are too many loop holes with evil. The simple fact of saying "Evil is the absence of God" is what I believe to be a simplifier. Who wants to think about it when they can just believe that....but does it really mean anything? If someone told me that I would reply with "Then anyone who is not Christian is evil, every animal who does not believe in God is evil, Every action done while one is not thinking of god is evil, and every thought that does not have some relic of God in it is evil." All these things fit in with the saying "Evil is the absence of God", but are all of them correct? I would be one to answer no.
there are no loopholes in evil. It's Satan's deception that makes it appear that way. Everyone in the world is evil. it's our nature, it has been since the beginning, we like being selfish. just because someone has good moral values, they are still evil. Most people know what they are doing is wrong, although, I believe God makes an exception for the Mentally ill. But, God is God and we have no way of ever thoroughly understanding Him and His ways. Thankfully, the Holy Spirit moves us in our heart to realize what evil we are doing is wrong, and, in some cases, we repent. And God rescues us from our sins. and we are clean. Once we have repented, in God's eyes, it is as though the sins never existed, because we received His son, Jesus. But, as we are humans, we repeat evil again, and, in consequence, the process happens again.
As for animals, they don't have souls, therefore they cannot be evil. Unless, they are possessed by a demon or even Satan himself. Although, the soul is not really theirs. Animals don't go to Heaven or Hell, because they have no way of choosing between salvation or sin.