EVIL ME?

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Why do people immediately blame God when bad stuff happens? Non Christians say, “If God was good then He wouldn’t let this happen.” Christians say, “God we just don’t understand what You’re doing!” or “God is using this or that to destroy the evil.”

I’d like for us ALL to take a little blame. God is the hero and these “evil things” are a result of us wanting to know good and evil. Did we all really think that the knowledge of good and evil wouldn’t lead us to try evil things? To hurt ourselves and others? To hurt the creation that God gave us to steward? We wanted to know what it was like to feel shame, lust, hate, unrighteous fear, worry, and death. We wanted to hurt someone else and to have power over them. Don’t claim ignorance. We all took a bite.

So here we are now, how ever many ever years later, the world is full of good and evil, and we’re still blaming others and God. First of all, Adam did it; God asked him what was going on and he immediately blamed Eve. I do the same thing; Something bad happens and I want a way out that doesn’t involve me looking bad or having to take responsibility.

That silly knowledge we so desperately craved and still crave, took away our existence of knowing good alone, of One God alone. We are now like little gods, but flawed in because we can’t change the evil back to good, because we are in fact saturated with the knowledge of it’s existence and the desire to partake in it (on all sorts of levels).   Paul says this very thing about The Law in Romans 7:7-12.

The Law and Sin

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead.I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10 The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

 

We wanted it this way.

The blood is on my hands. The hate is on my lips. I need a hero. This knowledge is too heavy for me to bear.

What do you think?

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