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Old 10-17-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Based on the reasoning(?) in another thread, they might have grown up to be bad people.
One would think that an omnipotent god would have simply not made the Chinese to begin with.

Why creating them knowing that they will not do right, giving them no chance to see the error of their ways, only so that god could eventually obliverate them anyway?

Perhaps "efficiency" is not one of god's strong points.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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Scripture says there was.
So... quote a verse or two.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:50 PM
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So it wasn't a mistake? You really believe it was OK to kill several thousand children because of what the MIGHT do if they were permitted to live until adulthood? That seems really strange to me.
Their evil behavior had existed for many generations; no end in sight.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:52 PM
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History? Don't make me laugh...There is nothing historical about the great flood fairy tale. It is fiction and not really worth arguing about.
That is not fact. Regardless, even if the story is fiction, it has meaning.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:53 PM
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Jimmiej,

What about all the people in China? They never had the opportunity to serve God, simply because he decided it wasn't worth his time to reveal himself to them. How did the Chinese children deserve it?
God has made Himself known to everyone. Men are without excuse.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:54 PM
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One would think that an omnipotent god would have simply not made the Chinese to begin with.

Why creating them knowing that they will not do right, giving them no chance to see the error of their ways, only so that god could eventually obliverate them anyway?

Perhaps "efficiency" is not one of god's strong points.
Not in the story of Noah. They were given plenty of warning.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Not in the story of Noah. They were given plenty of warning.
So did God kill the Chinese in the story of Noah? Did he give the Chinese plenty of warning in the story of Noah?
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:39 PM
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So... quote a verse or two.
Noah was a "preacher of righteousness". 2 Peter 2
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:40 PM
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So did God kill the Chinese in the story of Noah? Did he give the Chinese plenty of warning in the story of Noah?
Did the Chinese exist in Noah's day?
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Noah was a "preacher of righteousness". 2 Peter 2
I asked you to quote a verse - not a chapter. Try again, please.

And this time - please limit it to the actual account in Genesis - NOT a later 1st century AD epistle-writer's interpretation. Your further interpretation of 2 Peter doesn't help matters, either - now we're 3 times removed from the actual story.... a bit ridiculous, eh?
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