Why Did God Create Us If He Knew We’d Sin? [Questions That Haunt]

Why Did God Create Us If He Knew We’d Sin? [Questions That Haunt] October 30, 2012

Time for another episode in our ongoing series, Questions That Haunt Christianity.

This week, Shelly asks,

Why would God create humans (and animals) knowing what a vast number of them would suffer in this life? Does eternity really make up for a life of war, fear, hunger, or _______ (insert issue here). The typical response to this question is, “People could have lived in perfection as God created it, but they chose sin.” But that doesn’t answer the question. God would have known that people would sin. So why start the whole mess at all, even with the promise of a messiah?

Here’s the drill: You take on Shelly’s question in the comment section to this post. On Friday, I’ll take my crack at it.


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