Protestantism/robots

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Christian writers have said that God allows evil because he created man with choice and if he did not allow man to sin by choice he would have robots instead of humans. But if God cannot sin does that make him a robot?  Thank you.

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Ray, thank you for a very interesting question. It tells me you are a thinker, to be sure. God-a robot? I've heard God called many things, but a robot; that's something I've never heard. I really wouldn't call Him a robot, since that doesn't seem to fit the Creator of everything! I would think more holy names would befit God.
The problem with this line of thinking is trying to put a label on the One that started the rules, so I would say God is exempt. He made Man, so He applies the rules to him; there are no rules for the Creator because as He says" I am that I am!".
Ray, as to evil existing, I think there are several reasons why it exists: two being without thinking too much on it are the fact that God tempts us to see if we are true to Him to stay away from evil, and also evil will always be here on this earth as a result of Adam's original sin. Again, thanks for a very good question. If you have more, don't hesitate to ask.

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Barney McNeill

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I can answer questions about the Bible and Christianity, especially as it pertains to evangelical Bible Belt Protestantism. I listen very well to God to give me discernment. I will not be able to answer questions along the lines of pre-tribulation, mid and post, and questions the like about Calvinism and the Reformation. Those are not questions that particularly interest me. I will be different in that I will be coming straight from the Bible Belt, an area many think is the strongest area of Christianity in America.I will answer very quickly when I am available, and it probably will be short and to the point. I will seek to find answers outside my discernment when it is found necessary.

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You will be conversing with a fairly new Christian, as I've been saved for only 14 years, although I am a senior citizen. Let's just say Leviticus 25 and the Jubilee was very real to me! My jubilee has continued ever since that time. I have studied the Bible extensively for the last 14 years.I have been outreach director, Sunday school teacher, started a singing ministry at nursing homes, housing projects, etc., and I am the only distibutor of a Christian-based free publication in my city. I have been doing this for the past 12 years.I also have had 8 years experience of being on Christian radio.

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I currently am the founder of a local Christian Alliance that seeks to stand up about our losing our Christian values, and to spread God's message in these last days before it's too late. This organization is for those looking for a non-traditional church experience, but also solicits church members from all evangelical churches to work together to see these goals come to fruition. I have been doing this for the past 10 years.

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BS degree. I have completed several Bible-based courses such as Experiencing God and Celebrate Recovery, which is Rick Warren's 12 step Christian ministry.

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I am a volunteer chaplain at a local hospital. I am finishing up my 2nd year. I see about 15 patients every week.

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