March 13, 2010

Did God create everything that exists?

Is God Evil?

Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist?
Did God create evil?

A University professor at a well known institution of
higher learning challenged his students with this question:
"Did God create everything that exists?"
A student bravely replied, "Yes he did!"

"God created everything?" The professor asked.
"Yes sir, he certainly did," the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything,
then God created evil. And, since evil exists, and
according to the principal that our works define who we
are, then we can assume God is evil."

The student became quiet and did not answer the professor's
hypothetical definition. The professor, quite pleased with himself,
boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the
Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "May I ask you a
question, professor?"
"Of course," replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"
"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you
never been cold?" The other students snickered at the young
man's question.

The young man replied, "In fact, sir, cold does not exist.
According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold
is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is
susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and
heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy.
Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat; and all
matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that
temperature. Cold does not exist.
We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have
no heat."

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"
The professor responded, "Of course it does."

The student replied, "Once again you are wrong, sir,
darkness does not exist, either. Darkness is in reality
the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness.
In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light
into many colors and study the various wave lengths of
each color.
You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can
break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you
know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount
of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by
man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"
Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course, as I have
already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily examples of
man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and
violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are
nothing else but evil."

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist, sir, or at
least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence
of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man
has created to describe the absence of God.
God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when
man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the
cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that
comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.

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