BuckeyeFtblGod wrote:Isn't that same verse contrary to the concept of Omnibenevolence? Omnibenevolence, as it is traditionally defined, simply means "unlimited or infinite benevolence". Anyone that would punish in such a manner is not omnibenevolent according to the traditional definition.Crackhead Bob wrote:BuckeyeFtblGod wrote:Crackhead Bob wrote:I don't know my bible like I should but I do recall that in the beginning...in the garden of Eden that Man, Woman, and the beasts of the earth lived peacefully and co-existed in peace UNTIL man's sin.
So God loves his creations, but will not tolerate sin. So in my mind and my belief is that God is always good to those that live by His word. The sinner will be punished and we all are eternally punished for man's first sin.
It does state that, more or less... However what is accomplished by punishing his lesser creations? I think the argument of original sin (much like free will) only works for people, not so much on nature and natural disasters.
I believe...I do not know as fact therefore I'll use the words...I believe that God entrusted all his creations to the protection and responsibility of man. Therefore his sin becomes there sin. It's a lessen in responsibility, accountability, and punishment for sin.
Genesis 3:15 - And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
in a narrow scope, point made. however the story doesn't end there...Jesus says, "For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened." (Luke 11:10 ESV) which explicitly means that anyone is capable of atoning grace through the work of Christ on the cross-therefore the fruits of Christ are freely given to all-such a gift, grace, can only be offered by "infinite benevolence".
do you subscribe to a postmodern view of the Bible or see the metanarrative?