Facebook Question: Why Did GOD Create Man to Suffer Death and Pain?
Nelson Doyle replying to: Joseph Hayabuza (a Facebook Member)
I have read all of the comments that have been left replying to your original statement, and haven’t found any that really addressed your concerns… GOD did not create Adam and Eve (Mankind) to suffer as you put it; GOD created Mankind to love.
When GOD originally created Adam and Eve, He created them perfectly and created a perfect environment for them to live in “The Garden of Eden”. In the beginning before Sin entered into the garden and eventually into Man (Adam) and Woman (Eve), GOD made Man to live forever and to be in fellowship with GOD spiritually. There was no death, suffering of any kind before Adam and Eve chose to disobey GOD by eating the fruit from the Tree of Good and Evil (Tree of Knowledge).
Some people claim that the fruit was an apple, but The Word of GOD (The Holy Bible) does not say it was an apple…only that it was a fruit from the Tree of Knowledge (The Tree of Good and Evil).
GOD created mankind with Free Will…to chose to follow and have fellowship with GOD, or to disobey GOD and go our own way. Adam and Eve (representing Mankind) chose to disobey GOD, and due to their and our disobedience, we now must face the Righteous Justice (perfect Justice) of GOD ALMIGHTY. GOD did warn Adam and Eve, that if they ate from the Tree of Knowledge…that they would surely die…but, here is when we first see (experience) GOD’S mercy toward a now sinful mankind.
Man died in spirit (fallen out of fellowship with GOD), but did not die physically right away. GOD could have chose to cast Adam and Eve into Hell right after they Sinned, but GOD did not do that, He only cast them out of the Garden of Eden where life would be hard and child birth would become painful. GOD did this, because HE had already had a plan of Salvation and Redemption in the works, so that Mankind could be forgiven for their sins and eventually be redeemed by the Grace of GOD through Faith in Jesus Christ.
We (mankind) suffers pain and death, because of our sins against GOD. But, we (mankind) can also be forgiven for our sins and receive a full pardon from Death and Hell, through the precious Blood of Jesus Christ which He shed on the Cross to save us from our sins. The wages of sin is death, but Salvation and life comes through Jesus Christ, the only begotten SON of GOD.
Joseph the reason why you and so many others continue to believe that GOD is cruel and unloving because He allows mankind to suffer and die, is because you don’t know GOD through Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You are trying to know GOD by what you do or by what you see physically or by what you feel, but that is not the way GOD wants you to know HIM. GOD tells us (mankind) how to know HIM, HE shows us the Way through THE WORD OF GOD (The Truth) , and THE WORD OF GOD (The Truth) shows us who has the Authority and Power to forgive (Pardon/Salvation) us for our sins and put us back into fellowship with GOD and give us the Holy Spirit (Eternal Life).
GOD does not want anyone to perish and to go into Hell; that’s why GOD sent HIS only begotten SON Jesus Christ into the world to die on the Cross to save us from our sins…but, each one of us individually must still accept The Way, believe The Truth and receive The Life only found through the precious Blood of Jesus Christ. There is no other way by which a Man can be Saved…Jesus Christ is the only way…He says to believe in HIM and to Follow HIM.
Ephesians 2:7-9 (King James Version (KJV))
“7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (King James Version (KJV))
“20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
Acts 4:1-12 (King James Version (KJV))
“4 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.
4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,
6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Romans 10:9-15 (King James Version (KJV))
“9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
John 3:16-21 (King James Version (KJV))
“16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
Romans 3:22-26 (King James Version (KJV))
“22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”
Romans 5:11-17 (King James Version (KJV))
“11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”
Titus 1:1-3 (King James Version (KJV))
“1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;”
Ephesians 2:1-10 (King James Version (KJV))
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Galatians 5:10-26 (King James Version (KJV)
“10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
GOD does not want anyone to perish, but to have eternal life through Jesus Christ, if they so choose to believe and follow HIM as Lord and Savior.
GOD does not send people to Hell; People choose to go to Hell, because they Choose to reject GOD’S Grace offered to them through GOD’S only begotten SON Jesus Christ.
Salvation and Eternal Life (the gift of the Holy Spirit) can only be given to anyone who place their faith in Jesus Christ alone as their Lord and Savior. There is no other way a man can be saved from their sins and an eternity in the Lake of Fire — Only Jesus Christ who died on the Cross to save us from our sins, was buried a tomb and on the 3rd day was resurrected by GOD from the dead has the Power and the Authority to forgive us sinners for our sins and to save us from Death, Hell and the Lake of Fire; And, to seal (Baptize us with the Holy Spirit) and to give us Eternal Life. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no one can come to the Father except through him.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. ”
Nelson Doyle is a Facebook username of James Nelson who is a contributor of Deuteronomy117.wordpress.com.