However, in the case that he lacked omnibenevolence, evil would still cast a dark shadow in the world because perhaps God does not desire to relieve it. In actuality, God can be all three, and evil can and does exist. This is true because God is not responsible for the evil in the world. Evil blemishes the world wherever the world is lacking in goodness. If evil did not taint the world, the world would lack good and freewill, too.
Though Romans says that human nature is that we are sinners. Human beings are slaves to sin and seem to be powerless against it. We understand that we are not righteous at all, and that we need a relationship with God, so that we can be empowered by His righteous. His righteous comes through our faith in Jesus Christ. Only he can redeem, justify, and sanctify us, and we need all three for our salvation.
Humans therefore sin because we have a corrupt and fallen nature. Ellis believed that clients needed to be encouraged to dismiss their ideas about sin. However, the Christian counselor must take sin seriously. It is impossible to deny the power that sin has over a fallen individual, and when counselors confront the idea of sin it is imperative that they do not attempt it by shaming the client. A proper understanding of human nature when combining REBT and Christian counseling is necessary.
Surely and all loving (omnibenevolent) God wouldn’t allow this. Human Evil is where people cause harm to others and create chaos. Why would God create a world that consists of evil and cruelty? therefore Mill questions the idea of an omnibenevolent God, however if it is disagreed that God isn’t all loving then it could suggest that God doesn’t know of our suffering and could mean that omniscience cannot possibly be an attribute of God. Mill would say that if God is omniscient then surely he is aware of our suffering and would therefore intervene in the evil as he loves us all.
If you believe in god and you participate in sinning you will be punished when you go to heaven but you wouldn’t be considered one going to hell. In 2 edwards states, “Yea, on the contrary, justice calls aloud for an infinite punishment of their sins. (Edwards 2) What Edwards is really trying to say in this quote is that on justice day god will know what you have done in life and in what situations you have sinned in. But if you do sin it doesn’t mean you’re a person from hell. God will always be open to hear your prayers and the problems that you need help
Nevertheless, our lack of ability to answer the question perfectly does not mean that we cannot offer solutions. Of course, I do not assume to be able to answer these questions definitively, but I can offer some solutions. First of all, it is possible that God has reasons for allowing evil to exist that we simply cannot understand. In this the Christian can have confidence in God knowing that His ways are above our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). As the Bible says, the just shall live by faith (Hab.
2) Remove them. 3) Replace misbeliefs with the truth. It is important to know and believe the truths that God has revealed in scripture. According to Backus, a “misbelief” is a lie that you tell yourself. “Misbeliefs are the direct cause of emotional turmoil, maladaptive behavior and most so-called ‘mental illness.’ Misbeliefs are the cause of the destructive behavior people persist in engaging in even when they are fully aware that it is harmful to them” (p. 17).
Parental Sins Some people in our world commit sins regardless if they failed to know that they were, however, others commit sins purposely to fulfill their desires and needs knowing the consequences of their actions. I believe that there are two types of sins that people commit. There is a sin of commission and there is a sin of omission. Sin of commission is an action that is done willingly even though he or she knows right from wrong. Sin of omission is an action that is done without thinking or considering what he or she is doing is sinful.
For example if you were to tell a lie to prevent a murder or rape, the text describes that you should not do so because God sees all sin as equal. Although the above is made up of facts, if I were in the situation to save a life or prevent rape by telling a lie, I would also have a hard time not telling the lie. I believe this is where the conflicts being apparent and not real come into play. Even though I have a hard time grasping the idea of true equality of sins, I still believe that the unqualified
Oftentimes this retribution was doled out in a manner that in today’s world would be considered too harsh, as capital punishment was a frequent sentence. The literature surrounding crime in the 17th and 18th centuries often sought to warn the reader against engaging in such “sinful” behavior as there was “little interest in (criminal) motivation or in social causation”(54). Crime was perhaps viewed as an act against God as well as the state in the 17th and 18th centuries because it was the state’s intention to promote such as idea