Our Question That Haunts Christianity comes this week from Lausten North. Lausten has racked up 300 comments on this blog. He’s a thoughtful skeptic who has been “extremely disappointed” with my answers in the series thus far. So I thought I’d reward his faithfulness to reading and commenting with a question all his own:
If God just was, before time, before the universe, and he was perfect, why did he create the imperfect universe with us imperfect humans? If he wanted us to choose to love him, then he wasn’t really perfect before, he was lacking love in some way. If we are actually perfect as we are, then that is a strange re-definition of the word perfect. If you say there is a plan and we just can’t understand it, then you are just avoiding the question.
Let’s see if we can’t get Lausten an answer that satisfies him.