Originally Answered: Do You think these two statements complement or contradict each other? Why?
These two statements are completely different. The first statement is a deduction of how God is. He is hope of people in despair, like when miracles happen. therefore possibility. He is life-giving, he gave life to the first man with his breath, therefore he is life. However, the statement is half correct, because God is love.
due to our previous agreed deduction, we agreed that God's composition is of existance and possibility. What is love? It's a feeling of relating to someone, to care, to nurture. Then, love is something that can live, then love is existing as well. And we said that God is made of existance, therefore he is love.
Now, the second statement what it tries to imply is that good and bad go hand in hand. Bad was never meant to exist, because it doesn't give off life. If you analyze, there's not one bad thing that can bring love and life. Bad is just a rebellious factor that tries to attack the good, like one of newton's laws, for every action a reaction. What it also tries to imply is that in order to do good you have to do or know bad. That's somewhat of an allusion to the part in the book of Genesis, in the bible that Eve approached the tree of knowledge, note that I said knowledge ! The devil was wrapped around the tree, that could be an interpretation that all worldly knowledge is somehow linked to the desire of having power, and have the temptation to over do it and do bad things with this knowledge. So what we get from it is that, yes there is evidence that in this world there's a force of good against bad. But it doesn't mean that God contains evil in him.. If you notice, in the world acts of evil are more common than acts of good. Just how the body traps inside a pure essence; the soul right ?
Now who gave us that soul? The breath of God did. Therefore, we all have a piece of God inside us. And without a doubt it was God, since us humans are capable of love. And God is love. I sort of drifted off on the topic, but anyways bad doesn't need to exist, because God existed, and he created Satan the source of evil, who originally was an angel! So before satan, God who is good existed peacefully. And by logic there's an obvious evidence that he's omniscient and omnipotent, therefore wisdom which is derived purely from God doesn't need evil to be understood by men. Because it comes from a pure man, who is God and from a pure place, which is heaven. No evil there. While on earth! Men also have at their disposition to achieve knowledge. Which is completely different, which is the science of how to know a certain subject,on earthly cases knowledge is the science of being successful in earth,.while wisdom is knowing how to apply the science of knowledge to achieve a stable and peaceful status on earth to better oneself and prepare to return to that perfect place and our perfect creator, that was the origins of our life. That's my answer ;)