Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.(Philippians 2:12-13) KJV
God *could* have created a perfect world, and He *could* have made companions who were as pure as the matter which he *could* have made from nothing, but he didn’t. He created a corrupted world from water.
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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:1-2) ESV
The writer of Hebrews describes the creation of the universe as thermodynamically balanced. Apparently God created the universe from things which are invisible. We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) propose atoms and molecules.
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For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.(Colossians 1:16-17) ESV
As strange as it may sound we have to overcome the ridiculous notion that God created the universe from nothing. Invisible isn’t nothing it’s unseen, like the air we breath. It’s made of atoms and molecules like everything else.
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Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!(Isaiah 5:20) ESV
The parallels between light and good vs. darkness and evil are stated throughout scripture. Isaiah laments people who try to make you believe that good is evil and evil is good, and who put darkness for light.
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“Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.(Jeremiah 21:8) NKJV
There are two issues that help us to understand the reason for why we were created with free will and how this is even possible given the nature of God as pure and holy, not to mention omnipresent and omniscient.
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Why Free Will?
See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,(Deuteronomy 30:15, 19) ESV
God could have created a perfect world from nothing, and He could have made perfectly pure companions who would never disobey him. He didn’t, He created a corrupted world from water. Why?
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