DOES GOD PLAY FAIR?
Once upon a time a mother bought her son a checker game. Little Johnny was so proud to have something so shiny and new. He had a friend who was an excellent checker player so Johnny immediately went to his home to play a game. As they set the board up Johnny said, “First we have to have some rules as to how the game is played and since I own the game, I make the rules.”
1. If you win all the checkers I still win the game.
2. If I win all the checkers I win the game.
3. You can break any rules you want, I still win the game.
4. I can break any rules I want, I still win the game.
5. If I choose to not make any moves, I still win the game.
6. No matter what happens or how things are done I win the game.
At this point little Johnny’s friend said, “I do not think this is fair.” Johnny said, “I do not care, it is my game and unless you play by my rules you are not allowed to play.” Reluctantly his friend agreed to play by his rules and can you guess what happened?
He lost to Johnny every single time they played. If you were little Johnny’s friend would you play checkers with rules like that? Why not? Most reasonable people would say why play in a game you could not win? Even if you loved to play checkers the “rules” would take out all the fun, the game would be pointless as there would be only one outcome, losing. Johnny was not playing fair.
As you read this story you may say this is so simplistic why would it even be brought up?
Think about this story in relation to the issue Universal Soverenty. As it is explained God made a deal with Satan to see if he could play the game of rulership better than He. The only addendum was God got to make the rules, no matter what happened God wins and destroys anyone who disagrees. What kind of issue is that? If Satan was an intelligent being why would he agree to a no win situation? If God has to destroy 99% of the world at the end of time to win back his Soverenty, who would the winner appear to be? How big a risk is God taking if there can be only one outcome? What is the point of having an issue of Universal Soverenty if there can be only one conclusion to begin with and the decision is already made? Were the angels to stupid to understand this concept?
The reasoning above would have to lead you to one of two conclusions: 1.There is no issue of Universal Soverenty that is being decided, it is a stupid simplistic concept thought up by religion to control people. 2. God doesn’t play fair.