If god is perfect, then shouldn't he have known the possible flaws that Adam and Eve committed?

Asked by: MG_Whovian
  • Perfection is knowing everything

    If he is so perfect, everything he does should be perfect, then he should've made a perfect world where everything is perfect, knowing every single possible outcome that could've popped out of his creation. Unless, he knows how things were going to turn out making him evil for not warning Adam and Eve of the consequences that resulted from biting the apple.

  • Thats what happened in Genesis

    Obviously the story is metaphorical, but if you did yiur research, Christianity claims God did know. The whole thing was done in order to establish free will. They ate fruit and gained knowledge between tight and wrong. If you dont have that you cannot have free will. God wanted people to have free will so that if they follow Him they did so of theyre own free will and truly wanted to. The whole thing highlights that the beauty of humanity's moral redemption is in the struggle to get there. Its more complex theology than "they were bad and got punished"

  • God is evil!

    God knew, yet he stood back and did nothing.

    If God knows everything that was, is, and will be, then we do not have free will because God already knows all the choices we have made and will ever make. In order to have free will there can be no one and nothing that knows the future, because the future is only decided based upon the choices we make and if the future has already been decided then we have no free will to make a different decision in any given circumstance.

    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
    - Epicurus

  • God is Perfect and He did Know

    God does know everything; He always has and He always will. He knew that Adam and Eve would sin against him, but He was not going to forcibly prevent them from sinning because He gave them (and us) free will. It did not happen to establish free will because God had already bestowed free will upon them. I personally believe that a great deal of the confusion comes from people taking the text too literally. Religion is not as concerned with the How? As the Why?. When God inspired people to write the Bible, he encouraged them to use their own creativeness. When Adam and Eve sinned, the did not specifically sin by eating a piece of fruit from a specific tree. It is possible that there were no trees or fruit involved at all. The writers of the Bible and the Christian faith in general is not concerned with how Adam and Eve sinned. That fact is that the sin happened. They did something that went against God. Adam and Eve knew the difference between right and wrong before they sinned. They knew that God and the path He chose was right and that anything against Him was wrong. God knew that they would sin, but He was not about to take away their free will. He created us because He loves us and He wants us to love Him freely.

  • Of course he knew. A perfect being would make zero mistakes.

    There are only two things I can extrapolate from this God character: Eiither he is an astoundingly mindless imbecile or a malevolent megalomaniac. If he didn't know what his creation were capable of, i.e. not following his commands, then God is an idiot for not knowing what he would get himself into. If he does exhibit omniscience, then he is pure evil for screwing around with his own children. I'm sure he is perfect...Perfectly nefarious and repugnant.

  • He knew the risk.

    But to him it was worth it.

    God gave humans free will, which means that we have the power to be either good or bad.

    Why did He give us free will? Because, even though free will makes being evil possible, it also makes possible any goodness and love that is worth having. In the eyes of God, a world with creatures that work like machines is hardly worth creating. God would rather be sincerely loved, than loved because his creations were forced to love him. Of course God knew the risk if Mankind used its freedom in the wrong way and he thought it worth the risk.

  • Yes he should

    He is god even though they did that he wanted those flaws because that is what makes us human though so he knew they were most likely gonna do it. We do not all listen to him to day but he knows we make mistakes he could have ended it but he wanted a not so perfect world i am guessing.

  • Why did God give man a free will if He knew we'll just use it to do evil?

    This is a question thrown by people who would like to sway others to believe that there is no God. This question is the relative of the question, "If there is a loving God, then why are there so many evil in this world."

    One trait of God is His omniscience (He is all-knowing). He knows what will happen for all of eternity. The things that man know are not even a tip of a nail compared to what God knows. He even knows what will happen to you a minute from now which you don't have an idea of. That established, atheists and agnostics would argue that God, if He does exists, with His omniscience, should have decided NOT to give man free will because He knows that they'll just use it to rebel against Him which will result to them going to Hell to pay for their sins. If He does exists then He must enjoy seeing people go to Hell?

    First of all, the Bible makes it clear that God has no pleasure in seeing sinners die which lead them to eternal punishment (Ezekiel 33:11). He created man for His glory and for His pleasure (Revelations 4:11). Now here's a question... If you're God, will you derive pleasure from the "love" your created gives you if in the first place, you have programmed them like robots to give you love (they have no choice but to love you)? I believe that you'll agree that "love" that's not freely given is not true love. God had to give man a free will so that He can experience true love from His created so that pleasure is achieved. He wanted man to love Him willingly. Free will allows man to love God willingly. That's why God gave us free will. Not doing so goes against reason. God is a logical Person that's why He saw it right to give man the freedom to choose for himself and He hoped that we'd use it to give Him pleasure.

    God still uses evil in our time to bring out good. How many people have turned to God for assurance of life in Heaven after they've realized how fragile and short life is through the death of someone they know? I believe you and your other Christian friends can name some. God uses natural calamities like the tsunami in Japan and the big earthquakes that rocked major cities early this year to bring to the minds of people that there is a powerful God that they should fear, or better yet, be reconciled with. Crimes around us, heavy and petty crimes alike, show how man has gone low in their morals, and therefore, disqualifies them from the future joys of Heaven. In conclusion, God gave man free will even if He knew it will cause problems through man's wrong use of it because He also knows the solution to it... Jesus.

  • So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. ~ Genesis 1:27

    In the Biblical tradition, God creates man, but man cannot say that he is divine in the same sense that the Creator is, whereas in Hinduism all things are incarnations of that power. There has been no "Fall." Man is not cut off from the divine. He requires only to bring the spontaneous activity of his mind stuff to a state of stillness and he will experience that divine principle within him which is the very essence of his existence. And this essence within is identical in all of us. We are, as it were, sparks from a single fire; and we are all fire. There is therefore an eternal revelation of the truth all around us, all the time, and we require only the proper focus of the eyes to experience this.

  • God Gave us the gift of free will

    Just because you stupid people think that God is not perfect think that he acted through Adam. No he didn't Adam did it on his own without influence! God is not perfect he is the exact meaning of the word he did no wrong when he made the human Hades was the one who influenced Adam so are you guys going to start the argument about how Hades isn't perfect?

  • A perfect being would have no wants or needs, nothing he desires, and nothing he must or will do.

    Their myth declares that he ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge—he acquired a mind and became a rational being. It was the knowledge of good and evil—he became a moral being. He was sentenced to earn his bread by his labor—he became a productive being. He was sentenced to experience desire—he acquired the capacity of sexual enjoyment. The evils for which god dams him are reason, morality, creativeness, joy

  • God has the choice to do something stupid. . .Maybe he wanted it for the lulz

    IF (major if) IF god exists, he would have a choice and would know weather adam and eve for screw it all up. So, if god existed, and he knew adam and eve to do it, then god WANTED adam and eve to screw up. Maybe be WANTED it for the lulz

  • God is the most perfect

    God is the most perfect and everyone is far from perfect. God does everything for a reason including this. He knows everything that will happen before they even happen. God knew that they were going to do before they did it and personally, I think of it as a lesson. If they weren't here you wouldn't be

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