111 reputation
2
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Dec 12 at 3:29

Jun
12
comment Why did God make the “Forbidden Fruit” available in Eden?
That Luther quote is like saying "let us do evil that good may come".
Jun
12
awarded  Teacher
Jun
10
comment Why did God make the “Forbidden Fruit” available in Eden?
The command itself implies a desire for obedience. If God secretly desired disobedience when He commanded otherwise, then we could never know if He meant anything He said. Since it is unjustified to distrust God or accuse Him of insincerity, we are obligated to trust that God's command implies the desire for obedience.
Jun
10
answered Is an action morally good because God commands it, or does God command it because it is good?
Jun
10
comment Is an action morally good because God commands it, or does God command it because it is good?
@Caleb - Even George Washington supposedly said he could not tell a lie. God is unable to sin because of His voluntary benevolent intentions. The same is true for Christians. "Whosoever is born of God ... cannot sin" (1John 3:9)
Jun
10
comment Is an action morally good because God commands it, or does God command it because it is good?
@Marc Gravell - Murder is unlawful killing. God has authority over life and death. Abraham was not acting unlawfully seeing he had God's command. Abraham also knew God could raise the dead (Heb 11:19). And Abraham was even willing to question God when he feared there might be good people in Sodom (Gen 18:24-25). If there was something morally wrong about it, Abraham would have been the first man to speak up.
Jun
10
comment Is an action morally good because God commands it, or does God command it because it is good?
This answer makes it sound like God does not have free will.
Jun
10
comment Is an action morally good because God commands it, or does God command it because it is good?
The moral standard to which God is subject is internal to Himself, not external. The question poses a false dilemma.
Jun
9
comment Why did God make the “Forbidden Fruit” available in Eden?
This question wrongly assumes that Adam "was bound" to disobey. Adam could have chosen either way, therefore God knew it could turn out either way. God knows reality as it is. That includes possibilities.
Jun
9
awarded  Supporter