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Nov 17 2021, 8:59pm

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Eru and Melkor - a difficult father and son relationship

Isaiah 45:7 I form light, I create darkness;
I make well-being, I create woe;
I, Adonai, do all these things.

This seems to be true of Eru in the origin of Melkor from his creation.

There is always the life/death - yin/yang - male/female - good/evil - holy/un-holy - angelic / demonic aspect in creation. A totally "good" universe would have no center - good would not be a known value as there would be nothing to compare it against. As bad as Melkor was his actions were tolerated and even utilized by Eru.

Melkor's Ring

"Melkor's original purpose was to make, devise and begin..." So he had the greatest power. As a product of Eru this was all part of the plan even if Melkor did not realize it.

Manwe was to "improve, carry out and complete" the works of Melkor.

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Nov 17 2021, 9:05pm)

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Post edited by Eruonen (Valinor) on Nov 17 2021, 9:03pm
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