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By Derek Mathias - 15 Mar 2010

That's just it, it appears God DIDN'T create animals as living souls the same as human beings. 1 Peter 3:20 says only eight souls survived the Flood, and those were Noah and his family but none of the animals. That means animals DON'T have souls, so how can they go to heaven? For all we know there may be animals in heaven...but they wouldn't be the same ones that died on Earth.

But WHY is Hitler "obviously satanic"? I know WE believe he is evil because we identify evil people by their actions--ordering the torture, rape and murder of millions; stealing property; enslaving others; preaching hate, etc. But God has done EXACTLY the same (see Exodus 32:27-29, Deuteronomy 13:6-11, Revelation 9:5-6, Revelation 20:10-15, Deuteronomy 20:13-14, Luke 19:30-35, Leviticus 25:44-46, Exodus 21:20-21, Numbers 31:17-18, and 2 Samuel 12:11--check them out for yourself; I think you'll be horrified!). So if Hitler ordered essentially the EXACT SAME THINGS God did, why is Hitler "evil and satanic" and God "perfectly good and loving"?

I'm not saying the scripture implies Hitler is good, but I am saying it implies God is evil. We identify evil beings by their actions. Even if they do some good things (I'm sure Hitler was nice to Eva Braun, and he did raise Germany out of the ashes of WWI), it's the acts of EVIL that we use to identify whether someone is evil, not the acts of good (one act of evil can wipe out ten acts of good). So by that standard, is God not evil?

Derek Mathias

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