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Yes 1, Yes 2, and Yes 3 :) Yes, evil existed [Isa 45:7]. Just like electricity we were to enjoy it, not touch/ponder it. But Adam and Eve did that. Yes, otherwise none of us would exist today, if those things hadn't happened at that time. Yes, we have the knowledge, and the resulting power. What to do with it, is our choice (like the subtlety of ox vs. ...


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Perhaps we can answer all three questions at once: First of all it was not the tree of the knowledge of Evil. It was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. So if man was unaware of evil he was likewise unaware of good. So in that case even though man had free will he was not confronted with a choice between good or evil. All Scripture is quoted from ...


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TL;DR Did evil exist and "we" were just ignorant of it before eating from the tree? My assumption is that is a "yes," but I will entertain evidence to the contrary. Yes evil did exist, but we were not ignorant of it as we had been forewarned. If the "yes" is accepted, the real question is, was it God's desire that we live in a world surrounded by evil, ...


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Q1. Did evil exist and "we" were just ignorant of it before eating from the tree? My assumption is that is a "yes," but I will entertain evidence to the contrary. A1. Yes. We know directly because there is the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature and that serpent is tempter [cf. Gn 3:1 (RSVCE)], therefore the serpent is evil; and we know ...


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If there is an all powerful Creator, why does evil exist? Another way of thinking about it is to consider who initiates wicked actions, which gives two possibilities, Divine responsibility or human culpability. God directs his subjects to commit sins for reasons unknown to us. This is known as predestination. The troubling implication is that we should ...



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