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Re: Why does God allow evil, suffering, injustice to exist, and bad things to happen to good people?

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Neo wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 9:47 pm
Shemp wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 8:25 pm
flowerthief00 wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 12:29 pm
...The person who doesn't believe might receive more mercy in the end for all we know. ...
Exactly. I know if I was in charge of handing out rewards and punishments, I would condemn Neo to at least billion years of roasting in hellfire for having misused his brains and for trying to mislead other people, whereas the nonbelievers would get to sit in the clouds with 72 virgins each while laughing at Neo suffering down below.
I have condemned no one. Nor have I wished eternal damnation upon anyone's soul. There is One Lawgiver and One Judge.
Neo you are a sanctimonious disease seeking to infect anyone weak enough to contract what you've taken on wholeheartedly, Christian mythology. You are no more "moral" than anyone else and you are no more guaranteed a positive afterlife than anyone else. Hell is chock full of pious "Christians" who dared to warn others that only their way is THE way.
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Re: Why does God allow evil, suffering, injustice to exist, and bad things to happen to good people?

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flowerthief00 wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 11:21 pm
It has been said that one look at what is allowed to happen in this world suggests that IF there is a god one of the following must be true:

1. He is weak/powerless
2. He is evil

As neither of these two possibilities are desirable we should all be hoping like mad that there is not a god.
Or maybe He's just watching to see what kind of character we each have.

God is able to reward people for any suffering they undergo here in this world. There is a world to come. It will be much more glorious than this one, as all the things that defile this world will not exist on that one. No disease, no death, no sin, no temptation to sin, no ability to sin, no starvation, no toil, no envy, no hatred, no competition, no unfairness, no cruelty, no lack of anything good.

That's because the righteousness of Christ is imputed onto all who believe in Him (in Him - that He is the Son of God, the Messiah - and not on their own works of righteousness), making them worthy to dwell with the King of righteousness in eternity where the true life is (the glory in this world is just a small portion of His glory). It's a free gift that He won't remove for any reason (although length of life in this world and the amount of glory and riches in the next can be diminished).

If a person rejects Christ or ascribes evil characteristics to Him, then that person may never get to see or live true life. It's just a test of each person's heart, to see if they prefer good or evil. What kind of soul does the person have? Good or evil? Godly or satanic? Does the person prefer righteousness or wickedness?
Salvation is the free gift of God simply for believing that Jesus is the Son of God, and it can't be lost; the only repentance necessary is the change of mind from unbelief to belief, because salvation is not about turning from sin because it is without works. Jesus, the Savior kept all the commandments in absolute perfection for us, ∴ salvation is without works, and He died for our sins, taking the eternal penalty for us.
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Re: Why does God allow evil, suffering, injustice to exist, and bad things to happen to good people?

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Sure.

Mr Deity is relevant here:



(for a split second Youtube embeds were working, but they're not anymore. does it depend on the time of day? lol)
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flowerthief00 wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Sure.

Mr Deity is relevant here:



(for a split second Youtube embeds were working, but they're not anymore. does it depend on the time of day? lol)
No it was because you had playlist tags in your URL, like this "&list=" which means you got the video link from a playlist. Just use the most simple YouTube link without any extra tags and it will work, like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzf8q9QHfhI
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Thanks, got it.
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Interesting questions from Quora about God and Satan.

If God sends nonbelievers and people who believe in other Gods to hell, shouldn't God make sure there is enough evidence and only one religion/book?
https://www.quora.com/If-God-sends-nonb ... igion-book

If God is "All Powerful" then why can't he just kill Satan?
https://www.quora.com/If-God-is-All-Pow ... kill-Satan

Is Satan the Alternate Personality of God?
https://www.quora.com/Is-Satan-the-Alte ... ity-of-God

God rules Heaven, Satan rules Hell. If people are sent to Hell because they abandoned or were abandoned by God, why are they punished there? Shouldn't Satan be congratulating them or something?
https://www.quora.com/God-rules-Heaven- ... -something
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Closer to Truth episode on the question of whether God is responsible for the existence of Evil.

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