Friday, March 10, 2006

Solomon's Question????

Okay, My son Solomon has yet again stumped me with his line of questions regarding spiritual matters, not good I know to be stumped by a 4 year olds questions. It might worry some of you but how would you answer this one;
"Momma does Jesus love the Debal(devil)?"
My answer was "No." I really don't think that He does. I know He loves everyone and that His life was a an act of love. I know that He is capable of loving even the cruelest criminal but I don't think He loves the devil.
So there it is. What do all think?? The question that followed that one is almost as good "Would Jesus be mad if I killed the Debal(devil)?" To that I also replied "No, he wouldn't and I wish that we could kill the punk devil!"


noel said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to add that he asked me also today "if Jesus likes jelly beans??" just a blurb from our daily conversations.

little debi said...

hum too cute!! its still a question i never even thought of....i mean He says love our enemies. the ones we should hate, yet He can't love to devil can He? I mean the devil has NO good. he steals kills and destroys....i dont know.

TPluckyT said...

On the other hand God created the devil so obviously loved him at one time. Did God quit loving him? Paul said God is love, so I don't know if it is something God turns on and off.

But if God still loves the devil I imagine it hurts . . .

Maybe there are degrees of God's love. "God so loved the world he gave his son . . . " This implies the human race is special and set apart.

Once again, Paul said there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. Nothing. Does this also apply to his other created beings? Can nothing separate his angels from the love of God? How about my goldfish?Maybe, maybe not. The first argument I can think of is that Christ died for us, not them, so now we're back to the degrees of love theory . . . hmmmmm . . . don't know.

This I believe, God hates sin, evil deeds, evil thoughts, etc. But he has the ultimate ability to separate the deed from the individual and "why we were yet sinners" died for us out of love.

My conclusion is that I don't know the answer. Interesting question, young Solomon.

And yes, Jesus is especially fond of jelly beans and likes to eat several flavors at once . . . :-)

georgia said...

This is only a guess, but I would try to make an analogy to parents and children. I don't know if I could imagine a time when I would cease loving my children even if they did terrible things, but I would certainly hate what they did and realize that they would need to suffer the consequences. So maybe it's possible that in some ways God does love the devil and is grieved over what he did and does. But I don't know for sure. I do know that He hates sin and evil and everything that the devil does.

noel said...

thanx for taking a stab at you guys. maybe when sol gets a lil older i will try to explain in a lil more depth but for now i am stinking with my no answer, or if he asks it again, maybe the frequently used " i don't know" response will work best for now.

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