@Caleb what's your expection from the end of the world? Bible talks about the fact that evil will end for ever, but does it make sense to you? What if I tell you and prove you that such a thing isn't achievable?
@Chris'ssis I'd be very interested in that proof, since the Christian apocalypse involves the omnipotent being controlling the universe cleansing the world with fire and sending the devil to hell forever.
@waxeagle OK, let's define what evil is from Christianity point of view, it's more than Devil, because major part of the people put an equal sign between Devil and evil. The evil is not a thing, it's more than that, it's from other class, not the class of things.
The Devil was an angel of light, right? Then what is evil? Let's define it first. So, try to define it and then go further.
evil is corruption of creation. Disobedience towards God, and ultimately, much like Dark is the absence of Light, Evil is the absence of Good (namely God).
it exists at this point in history (and all points past present and future), largely because God allows it to exist, and ultimately so that he will be glorified more greatly when it is finally defeated.
@waxeagle As long as we have that free will from our God we have the possibility to choose the good or the evil, right? Evil is to God, as it's the shadow to a man, because it appears due to its existence. In case of God, the opposite of the will of God is the evil way. As long as God exists, the evil exists, there is no way to make one to disappear.
@Chris'ssis free will is dicey. However, what I will say is that currently the inclination of the heart of man is towards Evil, and it is only by grace that we do anything good at all. however when we are fully sanctified every evil inclination will be removed. There will be no sin, not because we cannot but because we don't want to anymore
Adam and Eve were the last humans capable of doing good on their own. They failed because of outside corruption, they were tempted and fell. Every human born since, and who will be born until Christ comes has in his heart an evil inclination.
How so? there are two fundamental commands in the Bible, 1. Love God with all your heart soul and mind 2. Love others as you love yourself (that's a ton) That's it. If you changed those, perhaps Evil would look different, but if you changed those you'd have to throw up pretty much all of scripture
@waxeagle My point, the essencial point, is that evil is not a thing that one can remove or finish it somehow, it is an option that any being with free will might choose once. There is no way to put an end to it.
@waxeagle I know what the bible says, but I don't see how God is going to remove the evil since the evil is an option. That was also an option to Lucifer. At the beginning everything was perfect (whatever that "perfect" means) but the evil option was there all the time.
@waxeagle I might know the bible better than you. The bible says that they listened to the snake and ate the apple from the forbidden tree. God said not to touch that tree though. So, all gets reduced to disobedience.
@waxeagle Well, this is another point very hard to understand in bible. If they didn't eat from the three of the knowledge of Good and Evil why God punished them because they listened to the Devil? Isn't listening to the Devil an evil option? Isn't the disobedience to God an evil option?