Augustine believes that evil is a ‘privation of good’ not an entity in itself. If the world was good when God created it, where did the evil come from? Augustine believes evil was a result of angels who turned away from God, misused their free will and tempted Adam and Eve, which is the origin of moral evil. Augustine reasoned that all humans are worthy of the punishment of evil and suffering because we are “seminally present in the loins of Adam”’ deserving of the punishment for original sin.
Sam answered with a yes to both of the questions that I asked. I then told him that because there is good and bad that there is God (good) and Satan (evil). He had a hard time comprehending that when God created the world along with Adam and Eve, he did not want them to experience the difference between good and evil. I told Sam that God only wanted them to know Him and that is why He warned then to “not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” God gave Adam and Eve this one command because he did not want then to know anything less than holiness. Because of the disobedience from Adam and Eve they brought sin
Explain the term evil (30m) There are 2 different types of evil moral (caused by human beings) and natural (caused by nature). There is a logical problem of evil which is called the inconsistent triad; this is the argument that God cannot possess all the Omni characteristics with the existence of evil. This is a logical inconsistency. The existence of evil is incompatible with the existence of God; it is logically incoherent to accept that both exist together. God being omnipotent means that he can do anything which means he could have created a world free from evil.
Soul-building evils are meant to force human beings to live through adversity and in turn strengthen our characters (Sober, pg. 111). Another criticism that exists to this second premise is called defense, which attempts to explain how evil can exist logically, given the existence of God (an all-PKG God) (“The Problem of Evil”). However, defense does not presuppose the existence of God or the existence of evil. If God and evil can
However, if he were to be all three of these things, then why does he allow evil to occur? There are two kinds of evil in the world: moral and natural. Moral evils, by definition, are those evils that are freely inflicted upon humankind by humankind. Moral evils include deceit, murder, and theft. The main argument against the existence of God comes from the belief that God would not allow moral evil to occur.
Meaning that since good and evil are opposites, since god created good he would have to have created evil. Another response to this is that some theist think something’s cant exist unless their opposites exist so that being thought leads them to believe that since there is good there must be evil. Which I don’t think is true because some things exist because their opposites don’t like having peace. You cant have peace if there’s war. Since peace and war are opposites and one can only exist when the other doesn’t makes some theist response not very accurate.
If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?” The problem of evil poses this question: how can a God who is all-powerful, all-wise, and all-good permit so much pain, suffering, and evil in the world? How would you answer this question? week 6 Jesus and the Kingdom of God (graded) Describe some of the values Jesus had in mind when he used the phrase “Kingdom of God.” One scholar has called Jesus’s message “ethical apocalypticism.” What do you think this means in light of our discussion of apocalypticism in the text?
The Natural World The natural world as it was created by God in the beginning was perfect, until mankind sinned, thus turning God’s perfect natural world to a world of sin, bringing death to mankind: “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned” (Romans 5: 12). Paul exposes the world’s natural attraction and approval to sin, which is to say the sinful state of the world in, Romans 1: 32, giving one a clear view of the state of the natural world. Being that man is under God’s law, man is convicted by sin (Romans 3: 20). Throughout chapters five and six Paul explains sin’s effect on mankind; sin makes one an enemy of God (Romans 5: 10). Sin enslaves mankind (Romans 6: 16).
There are other important applications for confessing the word of the blood of the Lamb The bible say’s, “resist the devil and he will flee from you”. I was thinking, how can we resist the devil in such a way that he will flee from us? Now of course there are lots of angles we could look at, such as not giving in to temptation, however my thoughts ran along the theme of recognizing that the key is knowing what his name means and resisting accordingly. The devil and Satan are the same person all the others are evil spirits or demons. Demons afflict people with diseases among other things, but the name devil means false accuser or slanderer.
Thomas More takes the side of the church and follows the idea that God judges the consciences of all, and if one is against God, then that person could be considered evil. “More went to his death as he said on the scaffold, “the king’s good servant and God’s first” ( Lahr). More believes that following God is the only way to go even if it resulted to death. More decides to stay true to his own beliefs and his own conscience based off of what is morally right under the law of God. This shows that in the Renaissance times, evil was viewed by what beliefs that people had in God, and the conscience and beliefs of the King are considered evil under what God laid down as