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Questions kids ask but adults don’t

05 Apr

Over the past 3 years, here are some of the best I’ve gotten:

  • Why did Satan fall?
  • Does God still love Satan?
  • In the new heavens and earth, will we have to try not to sin? (this one just this past weekend) 

These questions really do get me thinking – and about related questions as well. 

Of course Adam and Eve were created “very good”, or innocent, and I suspect many persons think that Satan was a large reason why they fell into sin.  But with Satan – that most “perfect” of beings – there was evidently no one to tempt him!  Also, regarding Satan and his fallen angels, where in Scripture do we read that they have now been completely confirmed in their apostasy? (not like we should dwell on this too long…).  And finally, how is the pre-fall “very good” to be positively distinguished from the consummated “very good”?  If we were perfect before the fall, how can we be sure, come new heavens and new earth, we won’t fall again?  Do the Scriptures speak here?

Are these impertinent questions?  Only if we keep coming back to them as we grow?  Are we finally simply left with saying either “mystery”, or “we don’t know”?  And if so, is it possible that in asserting all the things we often do about “new natures” and “free wills not able to sin” in the next life that we are already getting deeply into the realm of speculative theology?  Do we really need to know these things – or to make them a matter of our concern – in order to comfort persons with the Gospel here and now?

And then of course, there are jokes about hell being made for persons who ask certain kinds of questions…

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