BelievingXjw asked me yesterday, in response to my comment that it didn't make sense that God would allow paradoxes in the Bible.
Moshe, Why would it not make sense that, "God would allow paradoxes to happen," ?
Luke 22:21-22 (New International Version)
21-But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. 22-The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed, but woe to that man who betrays him."
Jesus knew Judas would betray him, yet if Judas didn't betray him, then Jesus couldn't fulfill his alleged mission to be sacrificed, as the lamb that saves the world, so actually, Judas was doing God's will, which means he should be blessed not cursed. If we follow this example to it's logical conclusion, it means that, if you follow God's spiritual direction, do His will,in the end you can be damned for doing what God told you to do!!!!! Which is a contradiction as the Bible says, God is Truth and He is a God of Love, which should mean that God could have found a way to sacrifice Jesus that didn't require Judas to betray Jesus, which ultimately led to him hanging himself in an act of suicide.
So, if God allows paradoxes in his worship of Him, it means that Man can never know what God wants him to do, or understand what God really means. Adam and Eve must have figured that out when they didn't die on the day they ate of the fruit from the tree of knowledge, which is what Satan said all along, wasn't it?
The Bible is full of paradoxes and this is an oxymoron of sorts for humans who call the Bible, God's Word. If the God of the Bible can't prevent a paradox from happening, then what does that tells us? I hope I get many answers- Terry, What saye yea?