So, it seems to make sense that if it is possible for God to make beings that are free of mental and physical anguish in heaven, then it should have been possible for God to make humans free of mental and physical anguish as well here on earth.
Q: "Again, was God powerless to do so"
my ?'able conclusion: He did both in the beginning/
Q: "lacked the foresight to see that his creation would generate mental and physical anguish"
" " : "do not eat the fruit of the tree... for if you do, you will surely die..."
Q: "or chose to create the world with such anguish in it?"
" " : their choice of acting on desire directly in defiance with God allowed this "anguish"/disobedience?
I see no feasible reason why evil must exist.
it is ultimately wrong for evil to exist. that is why evil (or sin) can't exist in heaven (where there is no evil?)....
it is possible for God to make beings that are free of mental and physical anguish in heaven,
satan (because of his hatred of God's delight in mankind) after being "cast out of heaven" continued to defy God and his creation by turning said creation against its Creator?
that is why God wins and satan loses? they both
and sin, or defiance of God, has no feasible
reason for existence, like you said.
1 : capable of being done or carried out <a feasible plan>
2 : capable of being used or dealt with successfully : SUITABLE
3 : REASONABLE, LIKELY
choice invited "evil" into human existence, choice continues to extend this invitation?
what is being invited is the disobedience of God? extended to us, through seemingly harmless "feelings", as desire to act upon that thought (even in some cases, the thought itself)? conscious of the thought, but not conscious of the source?
freedom to choose whichever force to listen to when deciding upon actions/speech/whatever?
force---1 a (1) : strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power <the forces of nature> <the motivating force in her life>moral or mental strength c : capacity to persuade or convince <the force of the argument>
If god existed as the idealistic version it would seem these thiings wouldn't exist, unless god is just ok with suffering.
he is ok with you experiencing it if you are?
as for those who want to "get to heaven"... are they required to "do what he says" in order to get where he is?