Let There Be Light

What am I missing? Here's the primal fact:

If God says it, it happens. He says "light,"

there's light. He says "mankind," we're here, like that.

He says, "now," now; "day," day; He says, "night," night.

This is clear: supreme, He creates time, space.

He creates everything and knows all things.

So He knew when Adam, Eve, would disgrace

themselves. He knew clearly what time would bring.

It's not that our parents had no choices--

He gave them free will to say yes or no,

but knew that the exercise was pointless,

for He knows everything there is to know.

So He gives them life, the garden, the world,

knowing they'd fail, be banished into the cold--

that they'd suffer, kill, enslave, rape, they'd hurl

themselves into chaos, grow old.

And the point was...to create a species

at war with itself, then watch all those who

worship His Son, believe His entreaties,

who then know what sin is and what is true?

So this was all for us?  This suffering

that leads to crisis that leads to Jesus

that leads to bliss, which means recovering

our Father after sins that were grievous?

He created us. He knew the choices

we'd make. We were His--what?--experiment?

How much shit it takes until our voices

shout "Yes!" to words that are benevolent?

So...all of this was an act of kindness?

God loves us, so that's why He did all this?

This is the same as saying that blindness

is the only way to bring man to bliss.

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