1. Usually in situations of debates the speaker whose belief or lack thereof matches up with their own will say that said person won. I am not surprised to see you think that William Lane Craig won the debate since both of you are Christian. This would be no different than hearing an Atheist say that Christopher Hitchens won the debate. I would expect that.
Jonathan Heidt says we all start with our position and then find a case to support it. I'd agree with that. I do think if you judged the debate by as an impartial bystander on who made the best positive case and who addressed objections best - Craig won.
2. But the passage itself says GOD does evil or disaster / calamity. Isaiah 45 is supposed to be GOD speaking there so it's GOD saying he does all these things. Make light and darkness, make Peace and create Evil. These are contrasts. Hence, I think this was talking about GOD doing evil or at the very less bad things. I am not measuring GOD to my own standard here I am simply showing where GOD supposedly states his own actions dealing with the world.
I am not sure if we are talking in circles or if semantics are at play. My understanding is that God is good. He defines what is good. Evil is what opposes Him. We may say that when something bad happens to us it is "evil", but it really a "disaster" or "calamity". If God allows a fire to kill a child, he has not done "evil", but permitted something painful and disastrous. The action lacks moral intent. The Creator can do with His creation as He wishes. Sometimes people wrongly attribute to God "evil". Often people who have gone through the death of a loved one or some painful experience and blame God, but God has not done something "evil" to them.
3. Well, GOD is Omnipotent is he not ? So how is it that an Infinite Being that can do anything can not create a world where his will and purpose if fully accomplished ? How can our finite choices hinder a GOD's purpose who supposedly can do anything. If GOD is capable of creating people who he knows will freely love him then why can't GOD create an entire world of people who will freely love him ?
It seems free will would be the quick answer to your question. If God permits free will because it is important to Him that our responses to him be real and genuine - for real love can only exist where free will exist, then in a world where we have free will - our choices will deviate from God's choices.
How is it just conjecture or speculative to think that someone who can do anything actually does anything ?
Is this your perspective? Do you feel there is no evidence of God's existence?
4. So because Adam and Eve never thought to eat from The Tree of Life they could not have it after they sinned ? Well, why not ? I mean if the means for Eternal Life is in that tree it essentially nullifies the need for Jesus sacrifice especially if GOD could forgive sins however he chooses since he makes the rules anyways.
This is such a speculative question. The primary purpose of Jesus substitutionary sacrifice is not eternal life, but forgiveness. I guess they could have lived eternally separated from God and in torment. Is that the kind of eternity anyone would want?
Your last line is not true at all, because regardless of what you believe or think, if the Bible be true, then we are under Adam's curses regardless of our thoughts about it, you have to believe in Jesus and The Father for you to be redeemed meaning the work itself is not enough to redeem you. Hence, Adam's curse is greater than Jesus resurrection. Otherwise, we would all be saved by Jesus regardless of what we believed about it or not.
Maybe that free will thing is a play here. So, you believe that God should drag people unwillingly into heaven against their will? Like an ex-husband who just won't accept the divorce - just grab her and go. Maybe God treats free will so seriously, he will respect our choice to reject Him. I wouldn't say that makes the curse greater - just a choice that can be chosen.
5. We are not talking about earning salvation, only that acting on faith to believe is an action.
6. Well not exactly, I was going with how can GOD punish us with only curses and death for Sin ? I mean it says in the Bible that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. Thatis a rule GOD himself made and did not have to. GOD could have deemed the penalty for sin anything.
Well, it seems that the penalty for sin should be reflective of how serious God thinks of sin.
7. Thatis not what I was going for here. My point was that GOD could give us all a mind like Jesus and then we would all freely follow and love him we could all be living forever and within GOD's laws freely. This does not answer the question, the point was why does me not living up to GOD's standard mean I deserved to be punished if nobody but GOD can live up to this standard ?
Was Adam judged by how he kept the Mosiac Law? Nope. Neither was Noah, Abraham, or Joseph. The prominent Christian position is that Abraham and other Old Testament "saints" were judged by their faith. The Old Testament law could never save. It could only point out what you did wrong. So, you aren't judged by whether you deserve to be punished. Trust me, if the New Testament is correct, you don't want to be judged according to what you deserve. You are made right in God's eyes by faith in Him - yep that involves a response to Him.
8. How so ? Especially if GOD knows the details to how you would love him as well as the outcome ? Even if GOD is not causing it how can it still be so free yet so understood beforehand ?
I'm have no idea of what it is like to be omniscient. I can't remember where I parked last time at Walmart.
9. I don't know. Can I trust a deity fully who says he can both make peace and create evil ? Who asks his followers to kill and burn up a man and his family because that man stole something ? A deity who while sent his son to give his life for humanity at one point got some mad at humanity and what they was doing he killed off the world in a flood except a few people who followed him ? You see it's GOD's inconsistent nature that makes me ponder these things. Especially if GOD is infinite and all powerful.
Don't forget just. The tendency is to view God as either a loving Grandfather figure who doesn't care what you have done or a mean vindictive God who hates you and wants to strike you down dead. It is difficult to see God as both loving and just. But that is the God described in the Old and New Testaments.