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The God Of The KJV Bible Intended For Humans To Sin

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*Full Resolution*
The god of the King James Version of the bible intended for humans to sin.
*Definitions*
god - the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/god
King James Version (KJV) - an English translation of the Bible made in 1611 at the order of King James I and still widely used.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/king_james_bible
bible - the Christian scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/bible
intend - have (a course of action) as one's purpose or intention; plan.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/intend
human - a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/human_being
sin (v.) - commit an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sin
evil - profound immorality and wickedness, especially when regarded as a supernatural force.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/evil
May the better debater win!
Round 1
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Intro

Thanks Con for accepting the debate and thanks in advance for requesting that voters follow the rules and definitions of the debate.
I request that voters follow the rules and definitions of this debate.


Resolution

As Pro, I will affirm that the god of the KJV bible intended for humans to sin given the content of the KJV bible.
Con just has to cast enough doubt on that to negate the resolution.

 
1. According to the bible, god created everything.

"For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him."

2. Also god knows the future, because the future is what he wants to happen.

"Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:"

3. God actually knows everything you think and do.

"And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works."

4. God can even put his will into others.

"And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.."

5. Being that god created EVERYTHING, he therefore created evil.

"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things."

Given the Biblical Evidence...

God created evil and sin, god created humans with the ability to commit sin, god can will others to do things that he wishes to do, and all that happens now and in the future is "declared from the beginning" by god.

If god created sin and created humans with the ability to commit sin and god was well aware of the future since the beginning of time, then the fact that we currently sin is indicative of god's plan to:
1. Create sin, check.
2. Let humans commit sin, check.
3. Allow for a sin-filled future, check.

If god didn't intend for humans to sin, then why did he create sin in the first place?
If god intended us to do only good, and not sin, then he could have given us free will without the capacity to sin.
If god didn't intend for sin to be committed, then why did he create/allow a future rife with humans sinning?

Instead, god gave us the ability to commit sin, which he created, and he created/allowed the future of sinning to happen; if god were on trial for intent to sin, he would be found guilty.

Opponents to this logic then say, well that's a contradiction; to remove our capacity to sin would be to remove our free will and god can't allow for contradictions.
Well...

A Summarizing Thought Experiment

If we currently have free will, as KJV Christians claim we do, then there should be no limit on our capacity to act on our free will.
However, if i wish to read someone's mind completely, without any communication, I cannot, because god disallowed our capacity to read minds.

It would seem to me that, considering intentions, god did not intend for humans to read people's minds.
Con, did god intend for humans to read people's minds?
Please answer.

Then answer:
Con, did god make us WITH free will and WITHOUT the capacity to read people's minds?
If yes, then why couldn't god make us WITH free will and WITHOUT the capacity to sin?

You currently can not exercise your free will to read others' minds; now just imagine that you can't exercise your free will to commit sin.

It's clear that god did not intend for us to read minds, as no one can do that.
So, it's also clear that god DID intend us to commit sin, because according to the bible, all humans are sinners.

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"

Conclusion

All of god's human creations sin, so if he did not intend for people to sin, he then has an awful record of successful creations.
God most certainly intended humans to sin, because he created sin, he created all humans with sin, he failed to limit our capacity commit sin like he did with mind reading, and he allowed the sin-filled future to remain; this speaks to his intentions for evil and sin.

Con?
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Common Sense Argument

In Genesis 1, it states repeatedly that God saw everything and found it to be good.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1&version=KJV

Why would the God of the KJV Bible intend for humans to sin; instead of intending for humans to be good?

He intended for them to be good.

If humans are good: There’s no need to send His Son to die on the cross. There’s no need to even create a Bible since everyone would be good and believe in Him. No fuss, no mess, just perfect and good creation. Hell would exist only for Satan, and all God’s children don’t need to go to Heaven since Earth is perfect like Heaven. Surely God would want all His children to live eternally without any harm to befall them.

Common sense suggests that God would rather intend for humans to be good, as opposed to jumping through a ton of hoops intending for humans to sin.

Weeping Into Joy

There a several verses in the Bible that state the Lord turns weeping into joy. Here are two of them:
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+16%3A20&version=KJV
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+31%3A13&version=KJV

What we can conclude from this verse and the previous argument is that

  1. God intends for humans to be good.
  2. Any unintended sin can be used  to turn sorrow into joy for His plan.


The Lord Weeps

In John 11, Jesus weeps at Lazarus’s death, and ultimately the sin that caused him to die.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+31%3A13&version=KJV

Would God, being all-knowing, desire for humans to sin knowing these would be the consequences? That His children would die? That some of His children would be sent to Hell because they refused to accept His gift of Jesus’ sacrifice? Surely not!

Round 2
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Round 2

Thanks for that last round, Con.
Con has promised, in the comments section, to post Con's formal request to voters to follow the debate's definitions and rules next round.
This should seem ridiculous to have to do, but moderation won't stop voters from using their own definitions while voting unless both debaters request that the definitions and rules of the debate be followed.
It's that bad.


Rebuttal - Common Sense Argument

Con cites the bible:
"In Genesis 1, it states repeatedly that God saw everything and found it to be good."
My response:
Precisely.
When god creates something, he always finds it to be good, so when he says things like, "I make peace, and create evil" he necessarily finds evil to be good.
This speaks to why god would intend for humans to sin, because sin is god's creation that of course god finds to be good.

Con, why else would god have created evil if he did not find evil to be good?

"Declaring the end from the beginning, and the things that are not yet done, I will do all my pleasure." -god
I'm saying that in god's pleasure we see the creation of evil and the declaring, from the beginning, of evil's continued stay with humans and their ability to commit sin.
If god had not intended for humans to sin, then when god was declaring the things not yet done from the beginning, he could have just not included sin or sinful acts.
Instead, he created sin and declared a future of his human creations constantly sinning and maintaining evil's existence.
This is part of god's pleasure.


Con inquires:
"Why would the God of the KJV Bible intend for humans to sin; instead of intending for humans to be good?"
My response:
This is a great question with a simple answer.
God created sin, evil, humans, and declared the future of humans sinning and committing evil acts so that his creations can experience "everything god found to be good."


Con continues:
"He intended for them to be good."
My response:
By creating evil and declaring from the beginning that they commit it?
Con, you can't just assert the negation to the resolution.
You have to combat the fact that god created evil and declared that humans would sin from the beginning of time.
Please address these problems.


Con adds:
"There’s no need to send His Son to die on the cross. There’s no need to even create a Bible since everyone would be good and believe in Him. No fuss, no mess, just perfect and good creation. Hell would exist only for Satan, and all God’s children don’t need to go to Heaven since Earth is perfect like Heaven."
My response:
Exactly.
If god hadn't intended humans to sin, there's no bible to prove god's existence, there's no threat of hell, there's no motivation to move on to heaven, and of course god would never have sacrificed himself to himself on a cross to bring about Christianity.
God intended for humans to sin so he could stay relevant and give the perception of his necessity.


Weeping Into Joy

Con says:
"Any unintended sin can be used  to turn sorrow into joy for His plan."
My response:
Nothing can be "unintended" because god declares everything that is yet to happen from the beginning of time (Isaiah 46:10).
This means that he created and declared the sorrow in Con's example.
While it might be nice that he can remedy some of his fuck ups, god still intended for those evil fuck ups to occur.


The Lord Weeps

Con asks:
"Would God, being all-knowing, desire for humans to sin knowing these would be the consequences?"
My response:
Yes.
At the moment god was deciding what would happen in the future, god could have just chosen different, more desirable consequences, but instead, since the future is completely filled with sinning humans, the fact that god declared this from the beginning kind of seals the deal on this question.


Conclusion

Con has not put up any substantial arguments here, so I await next round.
Forfeited
Round 3
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Round 3

Extend.
Also, Con should include the phrase next round that he requests that the voters use the rules and definitions of the debate.
I extend all arguments across this round.
Forfeited
Round 4
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Conclusion

Well, that was fun.
I extend all arguments and encourage a Pro vote.
I would like to have this debate happen in its intended entirety at some point, but thanks Con for the debate anyway.
Vote Pro.

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I would also like a re-do at some point.
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"Plz don't have this reset. I posted my argument with less than 20 seconds left on the clock." That is cool.
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Thank you.
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Nice work on getting it in on time...applause.
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Yeah, but please get it in there...you know voters
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Plz don't have this reset. I posted my argument with less than 20 seconds left on the clock.
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OH SHIT
I forgot the copy and paste" I request that voters follow the rules and definitions of this debate."
Can I please do it in the second without resetting this debate?
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Oh the trick was the word evil and that it was KJV. Virt got it right away...you need to broaden your expectations...getting old
Instigator
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That being said, it's still true that God actively intended it as you implied already.
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wow look, you did precisely what I thought you would. xD
You removed the active element of intention meaning that all accidents become intended outcomes by default by God.
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Virt already figured it out
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You'll see that's wrong.
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It definitely is. You have defined it as something much more passive than it usually is.
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It's not the intend.
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I will not try again. The definition of 'intend' is the key to how you'll make this axiomatic and a tautology. That doesn't mean I don't also support the genuine meaning of this resolution.
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Nope.
Try again.
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