My Question to Dr. William Lane Craig

Dr. Craig has argued that the Islamic concept of God is morally deficient and inadequate, particularly in comparison to the uncondtionally and universally loving God in Christianity, though the latter is not exactly what one might understand when reading passages like:

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However, putting aside the question of scriptural evidence for this concept of God, I wonder if it is not itself morally inadequate and deficient, how it is not the act of loving everyone including the Devil (an embodiment of evil) that is morally deficient.

This is why I sent the following to Dr. Craig hoping that he finds the time to provide some clarification in one of his weekly Q&A posts:

You have argued in some of your work that since God is the greatest conceivable being, since He is morally perfect and since loving is morally better than not loving, that consequently He must be “all-loving”; also, as the greatest conceivably loving being His love must be “unconditional, impartial and universal” even for those who are “damned and who have rejected Him forever”.

– Is it not true then that His love for all includes the Devil? For if it were not the case then there would be at least one eternally damned being whom God does not love or loves less, i.e., He is not all-loving or the greatest conceivably loving being.
– Is it not true that His impartial love is for Jesus as much as it is for the Devil?
– Is it not true that His love for the Devil prior to his fall is the same as it is after the fall, since it is unconditional, not conditioned by the choices of the Devil?

I also hope the answer to this is not the cop-out some Christian apologists have told me, that is, God’s universal love extends to human beings but not non-human beings like the Devil. Because that’s not being all-loving, and the above questions stand in the case of a human devil just the same.

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2 thoughts on “My Question to Dr. William Lane Craig

  1. I didn’t know you had a blog! This is good! William Craig is mentally confused. His reasoning and justifications are inconsistent. I’ve noticed this in the past as well. After reading your article I was prompted to write one about the hypocrisy of modern Christianity. I’m including the link here if you want to read my article. I will say out of respect to Muslims that the picture I put in the very end of my article is of “I Dream of Jeannie” and she isn’t covered so her shirt is cut too low and I am a nonbeliever so if you don’t want this link on your page you can remove it! 🙂 But I really love exposing how Christians don’t follow their book and have a wrong idea of “grace” and their god. (I used to be a Christian). http://olivekeykats.blogspot.com/2017/04/hypocrisy-of-modern-christianity.html

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    1. I agree with much of what you wrote in your article. In the Qur’an there are many verses which re-iterate what is taught in the book of James: faith without works is dead. Two that come to mind:

      Say, “O People of the Scripture, you are [standing] on nothing until you uphold [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to you from your Lord.” And that which has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase many of them in transgression and disbelief. So do not grieve over the disbelieving people. Indeed, those who have believed [in Prophet Muhammad] and those [before Him] who were Jews or Sabeans or Christians – those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness – no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.
      5:68-69

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