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So we’re saved by God…from God…?

Let me see if I have this one straight:

God created everything (heaven, hell, earth, humans…the whole lot).

The humans God created were, by his standard, not worthy of anything short of eternal torture in Hell (we’re all sinners, right?).

OK So God created a bunch of sinners. Then he convicted those sinners and sentenced them off to eternal death/hell…whatever you call it.

He then turned around to them and said “Here’s my boy, he’s gonna save you from the hell I’m going to send you off to for being a sub-par creation”

Believing in Jesus now saves you from the conviction of being a sinner, which was put upon us by God.

Since the whole “saved through Jesus” thing is God’s work, we’re saved by God….from God.

I’m sorry, if I’m missing something please, point it out…it just seems like this whole “salvation” thing doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Answer

OK So God created a bunch of sinners.

God created the first people perfect, without sin. He gave them free will which is better making them like robots. They chose to sin and when they reproduced, they created sinners, not God.

But some will say, “But God knew they’d sin. He’s still responsible!”

1. It was still their free choice.
2. The purpose of God in creating mankind was to create a people who have the ability to freely love him or reject him. To take away their ability to sin, God would have to take away their free will. Without free will, there is no love, for love is a choice. Without love, the primary reason for creating mankind is gone.
3. God took care of the sin problem for us. Just repent and trust in Jesus. It’s so simple, even a caveman can do it:)

Is referring to God as a parent degrading?

No offense to your beliefs, but as an almighty being above all mankind the maker and creator of all that is good, is the role of a father not a degradation of God’s entity and existence? Is it not contradictory in some way that we see Him as our creator and yet some call him a father and believe Jesus is his son? Where is the logic in such a disparaging title? How is he able to conceive? In my religion Islam, we believe Mary was a virgin, and Jesus was conceived by a miracle from God, just like Noah’s Arc just like all other miracles by God. So how is it that one would call Him Jesus’ father? Does that make Mary his wife? That seems absurd to me, is it simply a title given out of respect?
Please clarify further for I’d like to understand where the logic is behind this, without any “we have to be blindly following faith” because that answer simply does not suffice
Thank you

Answer

The role of a father not a degradation of God’s entity and existence?

I don’t know why and you have not explained why it would.

How is he able to conceive? In my religion Islam, we believe Mary was a virgin, and Jesus was conceived by a miracle from God,

It’s the same in Christianity.  God miraculously provided the fertilized egg in Mary’s womb.