Alpha And Omega

The idea that the presence of evil in creation is some huge escarpment that must be overcome by theists before any argument should be recognised is not an argument as it should stand; it is merely an axiomatic assumption that shows a limited understanding of the nature of God. There is the principle of Occam's razor, as well as a very weak anthropic principle - (the existence of evil) that has only one recourse known to myself.

The idea that if God creates a world, He must have created the best of all possible worlds, and therefore this creation is either just as it should be: and must be ultimately pleasing to God is not as it stands a coherent argument. Not only does it leave us a twisted idea of what constitutes the perfection of God, it does not acknowledge that the existence of evil in itself could actually have a purpose for good.

Whether or not we consider that this is God's first creative work, we must acknowledge as Christians that evil certainly exists. The redemptive work of God is to salvation of souls, and the revelation of Jesus Christ promises that creation itself will be remade, with everything created new.

Consider then that creation is in itself meant to be evil rather than perfect. The statement that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever, and does not change for any person is a statement of absolute didactic fact. Given that evil may be created, we could consider this creation as the very worst, most evil creation that God is willing to ever create in love for His Son. By induction, it does not matter if this is the first creation, as long as at each creation of 'all possible worlds' God is willing to not only create evil but see through that it is finally defeated.

By everything working together for good and the final defeat of evil, we have a well ordering principle on creation. In the very beginning, we may consider evil defeated once and for all forever in the very worst possible creation of a loving victorious God, and therefore defeated for all other possible worlds. So then, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. We may also disregard this world as anything else than the first possible world if it is completely under "divine quarantine". There is certainly total closure for us as servants within this one universe only.

Then, once evil is defeated and the heavens and the earth are made as a new heaven and a new earth, evil will be completely defeated. Whether there is a fall or not in any subsequent possible creation, it will not be in this particular one thereafter. Any further creation will not be more evil than this, and Since God creates only as He perfectly chooses to, will certainly be no better if there is actually a fall 'there' - at least to its final state made as new.

We find proper Christian doctrine is therefore that the redemptive and created parts of creation are made for Jesus Christ, and are made anew for Him. There is no other name by which men can be saved. Jesus Christ is God and is perfect. God is therefore a jealous God, not sharing His name with another. We are most certainly not mormons, can never become God, never create and be such a name as Jesus Christ.

By induction then, we have that only Jesus Christ is a name that can open creation and complete it. He is the first and the last, Alpha and Omega - creation was made for Him, and all will be put under his feet. In effect, this world, this creation is the Lord's footstool, upon which all subsequent creation without evil is justified.

But we as heirs in Christ, the sons and daughters of God can share in this induction in a particular way, though not in the creative or redemptive plan as anything other than servants. That God would rather choose to redeem from evil to destroy evil forever after; rather than create purely for a possible fall is common sense. We can only share in mercy over His wrath if we are God's elect. The selection of the elect mirrors this redemption and there is a similar induction replenishing mercy over wrath.

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