Friday, 20 January 2017
Not only is there no hell but there is no devil either.
After many long and heartfelt prayers I received the answer that the devil is an explanation for questions regarding evil in a world created by a good God.
Why do we suffer?
Why do bad things happen to good people?
One of the explanations is that there is a devil who is constantly working against the good works of God.
But there are other explanations.
I believe that evil in our world can be totally explained by the ignorant actions of people with free will, mostly because of fear.
These ideas challenge our dualistic thinking.
Progressive Christianity puts forward the concept that God is holistic - there is no duality at all.
This is new.
And it may be the next leap forward.
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