Why would a perfect God create everything with imperfect opposites? For example "good" and "evil."
Without evil, there will be no good.
Without death, there will be no life.
Without falling, there will be no rise.
Without darkness, light will be meaningless.
Without failure, success will be a myth.
Without this, there will be no that...
Even if God didn't actually create all these imperfections, why would he allow it?
If God is who he says he is in his word, the Bible, and we are his creation made in his image, but without his infinite intelligence, creativity. wisdom and power and not three persons in one who are we to question his ways or his creation As he says his ways are not man's ways. We are incapable of even imagining the how and why of God's creation.
But we are capable of acknowledging who he is and what he has created and that being infinitely intelligent he has purpose for everything he creates, he destroys and does, purpose we can never fully know because only he knows the beginning and the end of His creation which itself is only one side of the coin that represents the works of God.
This is the gap between man and God, between His creation and His throne over all the universe. Jesus is God's gift of Himself to humankind to bridge the gap between the perfection of God and the imperfection of the sinners we are. He came to be Emmanuel, God with us. But not only is Jesus "God with us," Jesus is also "man with God." Jesus ascended into heaven with a glorified human body (Luke 24:39) and now sits in the center of the circle of all that it means to be God. He is man with God and He is there as our mediator. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 point this out "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men..." Jesus came to mediate -- He came to be a bridge between the dynamic loving God that we spoke about earlier and us as sinful humans. He came to invite us to participate and share with Him, as adopted children, in the same dynamic, joyful interpenetrating love that is God. 1 John 3:1 assures us, "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"
So why the Incarnation? To bridge the gap between God and man. But oh so much more -- LOVE came down -- Jesus came to invite us to share the loving God-life with God as His adopted children -- not only now, but for Eternity. That's what He's saved us for. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) It's salvation with a purpose!
Understand that and you are "on your way" (not there yet) to understanding your question, how a perfect God creates everything with imperfect opposites.
I Cor15:50 "No FLESH in heaven" ALL SPIRITUAL! The SAME SPIRIT that manifested HIMSELF in FLESH (ITim 3:16) exp'd what we do in FLESH by the GLORY of JESUS CHRIST to know how we feel in the FLESH(Heb4:15) to JUDGE "righteously" yet SAME SPIRIT!
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Gold is made pure through the furnace and the silver through the crucible. There is no shortcut to success. That is a common folly of immature people. All successes require hard work. Plenty of it!
A war is won in the camp and not in the field. He who wins makes plenty of calculations beforehand.
Now in order to create the most solid rock, you have to defeat all weather conditions or for you to create the firmest of the tree, you need to defeat the fiercest of the storm.
In a similar manner, for a person to qualify as the child of God, you have to undergo series of trials and tribulations necessary to refine and test your character in preparation for the coming kingdom.
God is creating the rock in you! The golden race tried and tested in all ways. The finest beer in town. Nothing but awesomeness!
To create a God, an opposing force is very much needed. For true light only shines among the darkness. You cannot do that if everywhere there is only light. This is the case for the Host of Angels whom God created prior to man.
To create a genuine, sincere, credible character, one must undergo hardships and persecution. And you can never do that without the employment in absolute opposition.
It is not something that can only be stated and gained through plain language. You must experience it firsthand.
You must be opposed, ridiculed and persecuted for something you truly believe!
Didn't GOD "test" Abraham's "FAITH?" Didn't GOD "test" Adam & Eve? Look throughout Scripture to see how many were "tested" of GOD! Why do you think HE doesn't "test" our "FAITH" - TODAY?
Didn't Hebrews 13:8 say "JESUS CHRIST [is] the same yesterday, today and forever?" If that's HIS "MO," why do you think HE'S changed?
HE "commanded us" to "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for the HELP "PROMISED" in John 14:26; 16:13 to "connect" to HIM so that we would be able to "discern good and evil" (Hebrews 5:14) but man just "took off" and "took the cow by the tail and drug him across the field" with "his" interpretation of Scripture rather than "obeying" GOD'S "commands" (John 14:15)!
Our "test" is to "obey HIS commandments;" otherwise you have no HELP to discern "good" and "evil" and will be LOST!
This is a TEST! Either you "obey" (John 14:15) and serve the CREATOR or use "your intellect" (Proverbs 3:5) and serve "your god" (I Corinthians 8:5) and remain LOST!
You "...can't LIE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT" (Acts 5:39) so there's no need to "try!"
This is a TEST but we don't get a "second chance" so "STUDY" (II Timothy 2:15)!
"But strong meat belong to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to DISCERN both "good" and "evil" (Heb5:14)!
But GOD DID "create all these imperfections" to "test" our FAITH!
HE SAID in Isaiah 45:7 "I created "good" and "evil:" I the LORD do ALL these things!"
«Even if God didn't actually create all these imperfections, why would he allow it?»
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