I am interested to see what people believe in regards to god loving us.
Let me qualify this question with a few ideas about god that I believe most people agree with.
1- God loves us
2- God knows everything. Past, present and future.
3- He has the power to save us or damn us.
Okay, here goes: God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, and omnipresent. He knows which of his creations will follow him and who will not. He loves us. He allows those who don't follow him to suffer pain and death and follows this up with an eternity of torture.
Now, lets imagine that we know that a toddler is going to wonder into a busy road. We see it happening, have the power to stop it, and do nothing. Now imagine that child is your child. We let the child get hit... because we love them?
I really would like to know how this makes sense to anyone.
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