Good day all.
Can anyone instruct me about what constitutes an acceptable question? Allow me to illustrate the problem below:
"How are we to understand evil?"
Scripture is replete with statements regarding evil (Prov. 8:13, Psa. 23:4, Rom. 12:9, 21, Eph. 6:12, etc.). How are we to understand this ungodly menace? Does it consist of a "thing" or should we view it as something else entirely?
Another member suggested that I use a few examples from Scripture. I fully agreed with his proposal as it was obvious to me that I had not used any specific verses in my post. Here is what he recommended:
Proverbs 8:13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Ephesians 6:2 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
The question was then closed with the explanation:
"This is a theological synthesis question and therefore off-topic."
I have been on the site for a little while, but I'm still in the dark how to resolve this mistake. Should I have only used one passage to clarify the point? I'd like to request that someone assist me with this -- ideally, using my question above.