Friday, June 07, 2019

"and gave them power over unclean spirits" - God, Goodness, Evil, and Satan

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God, Goodness, Evil, and  Satan

There is an enigma about God and goodness.

God loves goodness and hates evil.  Then God could send good spirit to the mind of every human being.   If so, everyone should be born with the mind loving goodness and justice.  In this case, there is no evil in the human world.

However, some people are born with spirit loving goodness but others are born with spirit loving less and less goodness.  As a result, there is full evil in this world.

Yet, God is almighty.  He is the lord even in the spiritual world.  God can send good spirit to everyone.  But it is said that spirit freely comes down to human beings.  It means that there is no control by God on what spirit is given to a human being.

Therefore, it can be understood that God praised Jesus when Jesus came to the River Jordan, as if God had been surprised to see the spirit in Jesus.   It means that the spirit of the Son of the God came down to the mind of Jesus by chance.

It seems that God expected human beings to have ordinary spirit but come to believe in God and follow the words of God through experiences in his or her life in the world.  However, God set a mechanism where the spirit of the Son of God comes down to a human being by chance someday.

This uncertainty must, however, serve the intention of God related to creation of human beings.  Nonetheless, the timing of the appearance of the Son of God in the history seems not to be randomly decided.  Christ Jesus seems to have come to the human world at the right time, namely around A.D. 1.  And, God was pleased to see Jesus around the Jordan River, suggesting that God did not know beforehand when Christ Jesus came to this world.

Anyway, it is still an enigma that God did not set a rule that only good spirit comes down to human beings when each of them is born.  The answer must be that because God had already created Heaven where only souls with good spirit lived, He needed different situations in the human world, although He must have also created the hell where only souls with evil spirit lived.   Finally, this human world is not Heave.  Satan and devils are allowed to interfere with human beings in this world, although the human world is not intended by God to be the hell.

It might reflect the policy of God in dealing with Satan.  The relationship between God and the human beings might be secondary, but the relationship between God and Satan is primary.

However, Christ Jesus focused on human beings but not Satan.  We must first believe in Christ Jesus, since God is too great for human beings.   

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Mar 6:6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
Mar 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
Mar 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: