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Exactly what nature do humans have?

The capacity to function as a living human is certainly from a specific force/nature/power. Now what kinds of forces/natures/powers are there in life/existence? You should know of Good and evil. Comparing the two, Good is definitely superior to evil because the known world around surely has an intelligent and organized design; these are qualities that are under the category of goodness.

Keeping the previously given information in mind, the next issue to consider is what other types of beings are available in life/existence. The dictionary contains an example such as God or Deity as a type of being and not just humans. It is known that humans have died since the conception of time, but notice that the world always remains despite all the deaths. What force/nature/power keeps the world around? Is it Good or evil?

Now imagine if evil desires to kill Good (that is: make Good die), it simply wouldn’t be possible because an inferior force/nature/power can NEVER overcome a superior one. The world remains a constant (that is: alive) because it operates via a superior force/nature/power associated with a God or Deity, but basic humans die.

The obvious deduction here is that humans die because they simply do not have the power to defeat death. Now what about a Deity or God who created the world with an intelligent and organized design? Immortal. In conclusion to all I’ve explained, ask yourself whether humans are Good or evil.
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Original post by RealWizard
The capacity to function as a living human is certainly from a specific force/nature/power. Now what kinds of forces/natures/powers are there in life/existence? You should know of Good and evil. Comparing the two, Good is definitely superior to evil because the known world around surely has an intelligent and organized design; these are qualities that are under the category of goodness.

Keeping the previously given information in mind, the next issue to consider is what other types of beings are available in life/existence. The dictionary contains an example such as God or Deity as a type of being and not just humans. It is known that humans have died since the conception of time, but notice that the world always remains despite all the deaths. What force/nature/power keeps the world around? Is it Good or evil?

Now imagine if evil desires to kill Good (that is: make Good die), it simply wouldn’t be possible because an inferior force/nature/power can NEVER overcome a superior one. The world remains a constant (that is: alive) because it operates via a superior force/nature/power associated with a God or Deity, but basic humans die.

The obvious deduction here is that humans die because they simply do not have the power to defeat death. Now what about a Deity or God who created the world with an intelligent and organized design? Immortal. In conclusion to all I’ve explained, ask yourself whether humans are Good or evil.

If you want to discuss religious issues, you need to use the "Religion" section. Debate is forbidden here.
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Original post by WADR
If you want to discuss religious issues, you need to use the "Religion" section. Debate is forbidden here.

“Discuss” and “debate” are two different words. A thread on this website is used for “discussion”.

This is also under “Faith and Spirituality”. That seems appropriate enough. Additionally, the moderators aren’t complaining, but you are.
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Original post by RealWizard
The capacity to function as a living human is certainly from a specific force/nature/power. Now what kinds of forces/natures/powers are there in life/existence? You should know of Good and evil. Comparing the two, Good is definitely superior to evil because the known world around surely has an intelligent and organized design; these are qualities that are under the category of goodness.

Keeping the previously given information in mind, the next issue to consider is what other types of beings are available in life/existence. The dictionary contains an example such as God or Deity as a type of being and not just humans. It is known that humans have died since the conception of time, but notice that the world always remains despite all the deaths. What force/nature/power keeps the world around? Is it Good or evil?

Now imagine if evil desires to kill Good (that is: make Good die), it simply wouldn’t be possible because an inferior force/nature/power can NEVER overcome a superior one. The world remains a constant (that is: alive) because it operates via a superior force/nature/power associated with a God or Deity, but basic humans die.

The obvious deduction here is that humans die because they simply do not have the power to defeat death. Now what about a Deity or God who created the world with an intelligent and organized design? Immortal. In conclusion to all I’ve explained, ask yourself whether humans are Good or evil.

According to the Bible, humans are born into the world with a sinful nature (Psalms 51:5) and so naturally, humans are inclined to do evil rather than to do good. This obviously stems from the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3, but the key thing to note from there that is overlooked is that Satan uses a half-truth by telling Eve that she will be like God knowing good and evil (which is true) but not telling her that it will cause her to become evil (unlike God since he has the power to know evil without becoming evil).

In all of this, it doesn't mean that humans can never do good, but the Bible teaches from Hebrews 11:6 that you must have faith and works in order to do good in the eyes of God - which is what is pleasing to him. But we see that in Revelation 12:9-12 good has already overcome evil and that the world will never change. Rather the situation on earth becomes overcoming Satan because his purpose becomes encouraging people to join him on the losing side and ultimately die. Later in Revelation, it expresses the second death, meaning that humans are destined to die once, but there will be a second death for those who aren't true Christians (disciples) while disciples won't die but will trade places. Ultimately, their souls are eternal and will not perish.
I forget which scripture but (I believe in Ezekiel) it talks about how the world will end when the entire Bible is complete (ie. when everything the Bible teaches will happen has happened, so it isn't needed on Earth anymore). So we, therefore, understand that the world has a set expiry date that no one actually knows, and so in that humans may come and go throughout the period of time and never experience that expiry date.

This all comes from a Biblical standpoint and ultimately, the short answer is - humans are innately evil with a conscious which tells them to do good.

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