C.S. Lewis talks about Dualism and this makes much more sense to me. However, it doesn’t make biblical sense to many. For me, it brings a better understanding to the question of the original sin and as to why we seem to suffer incrementally or perhaps ‘disproportionately’ as a result of 1 man’s wrong doing.
I don’t believe it necessarily negates an Omnipotent God. Why should it?
Thus, If I were to quickly paraphrase this – Goodness & Badness – the 2 powers or spirits / gods are thought to have existed from eternity. Calling things good and bad is calling this in its right relation to the one real & ultimate Creator God. The opposite would be in the wrong relation to Him.
In other words, if I were to ask you a simple question – Is pleasure, money, power, good looks et cetera good or bad things? They are essentially good things. The badness comes essentially in pursuing them by the wrong method or in a wrong way.
So I start to begin to understand why the devil there is a fallen angel. Hopefully more of that on a another day.