God can only choose the wisest and best plan for eternity. The principles of right and wrong (good and evil) will always exist. God created the angels and man with the freedom to choose between right and wrong. Angels were made to live in heaven. Adam and Eve were given a Paradise on Earth. God [...]
It can be either or both. When Adam sinned and was cast out of Eden, the Lord told him: “Cursed is the ground because of you,” Genesis 3:11. God had specially prepared the garden for man and man could have had everlasting life. The area outside the garden, on the other hand, contained possibilities for both good and evil. These [...]
I have a friend that believes that God uses the devil to kill Christians when it's their time to come to heaven. I told her no, God doesn't need to use the devil. Please clarify this for me and give me scriptures to prove it to her. Thank you!
Yes and no. Satan does have power over death. It’s part of his dark empire. (Hebrews 2:14) God permitted the devil to be present in the Garden of Eden. Satan was the deceiver, who tempted Eve and indirectly Adam to sin. Their sin brought death upon us all. “…in Adam all die…” 1 Corinthians 15:22. [...]
Jesus never focused on the power of Satan and his fallen angels. If this were an important issue, Jesus would certainly have warned us! We know Satan works to oppose us through our fallen flesh; the present, evil world; and maneuvering forces to hurt us. We also know, “Satan disguises himself as an angel of [...]
The word "angel" in the Bible is translated from the Hebrew word "malawk" in the Old Testament and the Greek word "angelos" in the New. Both words mean "messenger." These messengers could be in the form of human or spiritual beings. For example, both Malachi 3:1 and Matthew 11:10 refer to John the Baptist and [...]
Yes, it is possible. Satan can cast out Satan by promoting contradictory partial lies. His response to combat the legitimate increase of knowledge is to “transform” himself into an “angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, 3, 1 Corinthians 15:24-26, Matthew 7:22-23. He disguises himself as a scientific atheist; a missionary of eternal torment; a "spiritual [...]
There are many religions because God is not presently trying to teach the world the truth. Jesus said He was not sent to convert the world. "That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be [...]
Who created the doctrine of hell in which one suffers forever in flames? Was it Satan try to make God sound cruel?
When God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He gave them a test of obedience in order to develop their characters. Simply put, the test stated that they could eat from all the trees but “from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the [...]
Some drugs are hallucinogenic. They disrupt the brain's normal, healthy operations and make people see, hear, and smell hallucinations. This is very dangerous. Some people have experienced psychotic breaks due to taking those drugs. Also, since this drugs misrepresent reality, they are distorting God’s world. God created reality. The physical world as interpreted by our [...]
God did not create sin; Lucifer did. The Bible traces the origin of sin back to the Garden of Eden. Genesis 1:26,27 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion…over all the earth…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God [...]