There is one thing I probably will never understand about God. There are various passages in the bible where God is said to be almighty. If he really is almighty why did he create us to be that weak? It had to be clear for God while creating us that we will turn against him and eat the apple (just an example). It should be clear to him that we will do things that are considered crime against him. Why didn't he just create us stronger in order to make it easy for us to be without sin? And isn't it cruel to create mankind just to please yourself (like 'just for fun') and allow it destroy itself (see wars)?

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Sin Creation

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    This qestion may also explain a bit.
    – Mawia
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 16:42
  • This is nothing near "why evil does exist".
    – Tony Stark
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 18:18
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I think the answer here is to be found in the glory of God. The catechism says that "Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." That would sound silly if God were a mere man, or even someone as petty as the Greek or Norse gods. But if you take the God of the Bible, Who knows everything, is all-powerful, is all-good, and all-wise, then it seems quite fitting that He should get glory. Indeed, the glory of God is the greatest good possible.

So God created man able to change, and fallible, in order for Himself to get more glory. How does that happen? Through various attributes of God that show up in greater relief through His plan of redemption. Think about these attributes of God, and how redemption highlights them: holiness, wrath, justice, mercy, love, and grace.

You're quite correct that it "had to be clear for God while creating us that we will turn against him and eat the apple." Creation, Fall, and Redemption was not Plan B, but Plan A. God created a world where he knew man would turn against Him; but He also had mind a world where there could be only one way of salvation - a way that would bring God immense glory.

The word "cruel" cannot be applied to God. The fact is, we were the ones who messed up, not God. God gave Adam as good a shot at paradise as anyone could want, but he sinned; and because we were covenantally represented in him, we all sinned with him. The Bible clearly teaches that we are responsible for our own sins. Therefore, a sinner going to hell is uninteresting. That's what we should expect, just as uniform straight-line motion tends to stay in uniform straight-line motion. What's incredibly wonderful, and astounding, is that God saves anyone, rather like the outside force acting on that uniform straight-line motion. Why should He do that? He could let us all go to hell, and it would be what we deserve. Instead, He saves some purely out of His own goodness.

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    Both of you, this type of discussion is off-topic on this site. We're not here to debate what is true and what's not. @TonyStark, the purpose of this site isn't to convince you that what Christianity teaches is true, and Adrian, to waste time trying to convince him goes against site guidelines. See this post for more. If you wish to debate Truth, take to chat, or do it on another site. Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 2:48
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    Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 11:13
  • My apologies. It's not always easy to remember how this site is set up, since it's unique among other sites I frequent. Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 13:48

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