beloved57 said:
I repeat myself again. definition for author is=An originator or creator, as of a theory or plan.

This is sheer folly! [Linked Image] When a person "authors" a book, this means that he writes something which once was not previously written. When God created the world, it did not previously exist until He willed it. Thus, by your definition, which is fabricated by you to serve your agenda and purpose, God created sin which beforehand did not exist. Thus of necessity, God is responsible and culpable for sin. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/nono.gif" alt="" /> God did not originate sin. This 99.9999% of those who profess to be Christians have affirmed throughout history. The origin of sin can be accredited ONLY to that which God created, i.e., angels and humans. That He decreed that it would happen is NOT the same as Him creating/authoring it.

Do we need to hold a class for remedial English, Greek or Hebrew grammar as well as Hermeneutics 101? It is utterly inconceivable and to which the Bible testifies, that there is no evil within God. For God to be the "author", or "originator" or "creator" of sin, there must be a predisposition of evil within the divine essence, which even you have admitted doesn't exist. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/igiveup.gif" alt="" />

In His grace,

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simul iustus et peccator

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