The Bible tells us that the Genesis creation was good. There was no sin and therefore no suffering or death. Why then did God give Adam and Even the ability to sin, knowing full well that they would sin and bring death and pain to the human race? Some believe that if Adam had been created without the ability to choose, then he would have been a robot. A father cannot make his children love him. They choose to love him because they have a free will. Others point out that humanity would never have seen the depth of the love of God, as displayed on the cross, unless Adam had sinned, and that fact could be one reason why God allowed sin to enter the world.
G.K. Chesterton once said:
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
I’m reading a book that a friend of mine gave me entitled Forever His by Marvin Moore. This book is all about the practical application of Romans and teaches us how to have a joyful and unbroken relationship with Jesus Christ. In the second chapter, Mr. Moore describes something that I’ve been feeling for some time. He writes:
Kayla wrote in with this question:
I’m often asked, “Why would textbook authors teach lies just to get someone to believe in the theory of evolution,” or some other version of the question. There may be many answers, but let me give you just a few that I’ve thought of.
The Discovery News article, “Tyrannosaurus Rex Was a Cannibal,” provides a great teachable moment for those with open minds. The author claims T-rex was a cannibal because there were large teeth marks on a T-rex bone and T-rex “is known to have been the only big carnivore in western North America 65 million years ago.”
Physicist and author Stephen Hawking says that no God was required to make the universe. Stephen, please give a scientific explanation for how your computer came to be without referring to any outside source of power or design such as “man.”
Check out a video that puts the worldview of a nonbeliever into perspective. It’s a clip from “Cruel Logic.” In the five minutes it takes to view, it will show those who argue for the idea that there are no absolutes where that leads. I know you will enjoy this one!
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