That must have been on a Friday afternoon.
God created the option of evil. Mankind decided to pursue it...
God did not create evil he allowed it as a option. If God wanted to create true beings with free will He had to give them an option to rebel against His will. Anything that is against Gods will is sin. God warned them of the consequences of choosing the knowledge of good and evil but they dis-believed Him and opted to take the knowledge anyway. It does not matter what minds they had. They where given two opposed messages. One from God and the other from satan. and they chose to believe satan.. The rest is History.
When they took the knowledge of sin they where cursed by the outcome of having the knowledge of sin. They suffered as a natural result of gaining it. If a person walks into a contaminated leaking nuclear waste dump. Do they say hey God are you going to punish me with nuclear radiation now??? Nope God does not cause the nuclear radiation to suddenly attack the cells of the person because they walked into a contaminated area. They get attacked by the radiation Because they walked into the dump. Natural outcome of their own action.
If the never ate of the apple then sin would not exist ,, For Them.. Lucifer had already sinned in his claiming to be the equal of God..
Radiation only effects those who are exposed to it.
It was actually called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
16 ¶And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Humans one having obtained the knowledge of good and evil thought evil and did evil. Thus ceasing to be Good and acceptable to exist for eternity with God. So they where cast out of paradise and from that time on we all suffer death.
There is an intelligence in everything, but no "God" created it. Evil is just part of it.
Stop questioning religion. It's a sin
Yes, we have a choice in life...do good, bad. A choice of what we believe. We have free will to believe in God or not. I think if heaven exists so does hell
God created us, but He knew we had the capacity to sin; God is immortal, we are mere mortals. If we are a mixture of good and bad, remember that God uses EVERYTHING for the greater good.
absolutely! God can use evil to bring attention to something greater. God can use a tragedy to bring and unity people together.
we are all components of both good and bad. people who are generally good can make bad choices or decisions, leading up to a "bad" event, so, yes.
Yeah. Such a teaser.