Why would God create a soul he knows will go to Hell?
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(02-14-2010, 12:46 AM)Herr_Mannelig Wrote:
(02-13-2010, 11:55 PM)Servus_Maria Wrote: ???

The question is:

Why would God try to help those who He knows will decide to go to Hell.

The answer: Love.

When Jesus wept in the garden, it was not for the crucifixion, but that He knew not all would follow. That is what caused the most pain. That is what caused God to send Himself to us.

John 3:16-20 Wrote:For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. or God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him. He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.

God knew the future decisions of the beings He created (angels and humans, specifically). However, without free will, there is no ability to return God's love. So, He created beings in His image, then strove to help them as much as He could without violating our free will.

But why wouldn't He just create the souls he knew were going to use their free will to return that love rather than create souls knowing most of them will go to Hell?
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Re: Why would God create a soul he knows will go to Hell? - by Historian - 02-14-2010, 12:50 AM



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