I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.(Isaiah 45:7) KJV
The purpose of creation is to separate good from evil. A reasonable question is: Why were they mingled together in the first place? If God is good, then the evil had to be created from good. The sinless became sin.
The best way to understand the passage above, which will also be built into the outreach strategy for secular humanists, is to see good and evil as being as fundamental to our universe as the difference between a proton and a neutron.
This is also why creation is a process which is designed to achieve a purpose. We have to know the end from the beginning. It means that we can answer the following question:
- IF God saw the light, that it was good,
- AND the eventual goal is a world which is permanently light,
- AND where there’s no darkness,
- THEN why didn’t God just keep it light?
God is pure light, he could have just stayed that way but that would have defeated the reason for creation: having fellowship with sentient beings who have free will. This is why there was darkness over the face of the deep in Genesis 1:2.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:2) KJV
Light shone on the first day but that wasn’t the same light, it was output from the process of nucleosynthesis which is why darkness came at the end of the first day. This wasn’t the darkness of an absence of light, it was the shadow of obstructed light. The light and darkness are mingled together at the subatomic level, and and now they have to be separated from each other. This is what gravity has been created to do: accomplish a purpose.
- The purpose of creation is the permanent physical separation of light from darkness, good from evil.
- The separation of light from darkness is accomplished by gravity.
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