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C S Lewis, apparently in Mere Christianity, does mention the concept of not knowing the concept of dark or light: My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with ...


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The concept is present in C.S. Lewis's "The Silver Chair" (towards the end, when the witch is seeking to convince the Children, Puddleglum and Prince Rilian that Narnia & Aslan are just fantasies - and it's actually not even all of life - just a long time), I wouldn't be surprised if he also had something to that effect in "Mere Christianity".


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This would depend on how one views God "saying" something. Do you mean a direct quote of the Lord speaking, or a verse from the Bible itself (God's Word)? If we look for word-for-word quotes by the Lord Himself, there are none that explicitly state what the fallen angels were guilty of, hence the difficulty there. However, looking through Scripture there is ...


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Isaiah 14:12-15 is probably the closest the Bible gets to describing what the devil's sin was: How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the ...


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I have found nowhere in the Bible where it says that Satan became sinful, or why the other Angels that followed him were cast out of Heaven. There are some clues which we find that tell us about their ejection. And it appears possible that they were created as evil beings. All Scripture is quoted from the King James version unless otherwise noted. ...


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God's message to King Saul through prophet Samuel, after Saul disobeys God, is: 1 Samuel 15:22-23 (RSVCE) 22 And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the ...


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The Sin of Disobedience [stemming from] Pride (the one most oft stated) It is assumed that the readers of this answer know of the Thomists vs. Scotists1 motive for the Incarnation. They both tackle: Would the incarnation would not have taken place at all, had not man sinned? This answer adopts the Scotist view: Jesus Christ was the End of creation ...


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No, it is not. It is an old saying, but there is no biblical basis for it whatsoever.


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The Bible doesn't have any clear and unambiguous statements of the second person of the trinity saying that he would come to earth to save humanity before he did so, but once he was here, Jesus did indicate that it was a completely deliberate move which he chose himself. One great passage which talks about this is John 10:6-18. It should give you a good ...


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The following verses might be relevant. Gal 4:4-5 KJV (4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Mat 1:21-23 KJV (21) And she [Mary] shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name ...


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I didn't remember that statement from Jesus in the Bible, either, so I did a text search of a number of translations on Bible Gateway for that phrase, and it does not appear in any that I searched. Searching for individual words also does not show a result of any verse that substantially matches the meaning of the phrase. The closest verse I can think of ...


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This is because the person is looking for the answer and stopping at Jesus - without continuing to God. Yes, they are one and the same, but bear with me. We know God does this for us because He LOVES us: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ...


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There are indirect passages that state this. John 3:16-17 ESV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John the Baptist had this to say: John ...


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There are rewards promised in the Bible. "Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. (Revelation 22:12, NIV) The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. (1 Corinthians 3:8, NIV) According to Bible ...


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Satan (the Enemy, Adversary, Evil One, etc) never rebelled against God, nor was he (to our knowledge) ever in Heaven or an Angel. The Isaiah 14:12-13 verse is not talking about Satan at all. The word "Lucifer" is derived from the latin "lux ferre", which simply means "Bringer or Light" or "Bringer of Dawn" or similar incantations depending on who you ask. ...



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